All-MWC football team released

Here is the link to the First and Second Team All-Mountain West Conference football team:

I was fortunate enough to vote on this, and was pretty close to how the two teams turned out.

I put Wyoming junior defensive end Josh Biezuns and junior defensive back Tashaun Gipson on my first team. Biezuns made the second team and Gipson earned honorable mention honors. I put senior safety Chris Prosinski on the second team and that’s where he ended up for the second straight year. I also had junior punter Austin McCoy on the second team, but he was honorable mention.

Air Force had the second-best rushing offense in the nation, yet none of its offensive linemen made the first team. I had junior A.J. Wallerstein on the first team, yet he made the second team.

I voted TCU’s Gary Patterson the coach of the year. San Diego State’s Brady Hoke won the award and it’s hard to argue that after the Aztecs went 8-4 overall, 5-3 in the MWC and will play in their first bowl since 1998. Still, to go undefeated like TCU did for the second straight season is also quite an accomplishment.

There was some discussion among the writers about the Defensive Player of the Year. It went to TCU junior linebacker Tank Carder, who was fourth on his own team in tackles. San Diego State junior linebacker Miles Burris led the league in sacks (9.5) and tackles for loss (19). I thought about going with him, but how do you not pick a player on the nation’s top-ranked defense? You could go with any number of guys, but I also went with Carder.


4 thoughts on “All-MWC football team released

  1. Personnally I think that AA got snuffed and didn’t make at least the second team. The kid ran for almost 700 yards (about 85% of his season total) in MWC play and scored all but 2 of his 14 TDs in MWC play.

    I also think Tim Jefferson from AFA should have been on there with great rushing numbers and respectfull throwing numbers, considering where he plays. Lindley’s a stud but… I think Jefferson should have been there.

    • Good point on Alexander, but most voters have a hard time putting a guy like him on even the second team when the team went 3-9. Not saying that justifies it but that happens a lot.

      I like Jefferson, too. But when you look at what Lindley did, especially with a running game, it was pretty impressive.


    • Haven’t heard anything. Am talking with coach Christensen soon and have interviews set up with some players this week.

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