2023 All-Mountain West College Football Team and Individual Honors

The All-Mountain West Team is highlighted by a dominant performances on offense and stalwart defensive showings all across the 2023 season.

What a terrific season it was in the Mountain West. With much changing around the country, it was the return of UNLV and some perennial powers that dominated the season.

Now, our All-Mountain West team honors highlight the best of the best in the West.

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Mountain West Football Team Honors for 2023

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  • Player of the Year
    Mohamed Kamara, EDGE, Colorado State
  • Offensive Player of the Year
    Ricky White, WR, UNLV
  • Defensive Player of the Year
    Mohamed Kamara, EDGE, Colorado State
  • Specialist of the Year
    Jose Pizano, K, UNLV
  • Newcomer of the Year
    Dallin Holker, TE, Colorado State
  • Coach of the Year
    Barry Odom, UNLV

All-Mountain West Offense

  • Quarterback of the Year
    Jayden Maiava, UNLV
  • Running Back of the Year
    Ashton Jeanty, Boise State
  • Wide Receiver of the Year
    Ricky White, UNLV
  • Tight End of the Year
    Dallin Holker, Colorado State
  • Offensive Tackle of the Year
    Frank Crum, Wyoming
  • Offensive Guard of the Year
    Amani Trigg-Wright, UNLV
  • Offensive Center of the Year
    Nofoafia Tulafono, Wyoming
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year
    Frank Crum, OT, Wyoming
  • Offensive Line of the Year
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • Offensive Newcomer of the Year
    Dallin Holker, TE, Colorado State

2023 First-Team All-Mountain West Offense

QB: Jayden Maiava, UNLV
RB: Jacory Croskey-Merritt, New Mexico
RB: Kairee Robinson, San Jose State
WR: Ricky White, UNLV
WR: Tory Horton, Colorado State
WR: Jalen Royals, Utah State
TE: Dallin Holker, Colorado State
FLEX: Ashton Jeanty, Boise State
OT: Frank Crum, Wyoming
OG: Cade Bennett, San Diego State
OC: Nofoafia Tulafono, Wyoming
OG: Amani Trigg-Wright, UNLV
OT: J.C. Davis, New Mexico

2023 Second-Team All-Mountain West Offense

QB: Chevan Cordeiro, San Jose State
RB: Quali Conley, San Jose State
RB: Malik Sherrod, Fresno State
WR: Terrell Vaughn, Utah State
WR: Nick Nash, San Jose State
WR: Steven McBride, Hawaii
TE: Tre Watson, Fresno State
FLEX: Erik Brooks, Fresno State
OT: Fernando Carmona Jr., San Jose State
OG: Wesley Ndago, Air Force
OC: CJ James, New Mexico
OG: Jack Walsh, Wyoming
OT: Tiger Shanks, UNLV

2023 Third-Team All-Mountain West Offense

QB: Mikey Keene, Fresno State
RB: Emmanuel Michel, Air Force
RB: Jai’Den Thomas, UNLV
WR: Eric McAlister, Boise State
WR: Justus Ross-Simmons, Colorado State
WR: Pofele Ashlock, Hawaii
TE: Mark Redman, San Diego State
FLEX: Micah Davis, Utah State
OT: Kaleb Holcomb, Air Force
OG: Wes King, Wyoming
OC: Thor Paglialong, Air Force
OG: Mose Vavau, Fresno State
OT: Adam Karas, Air Force

2023 Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Offense

QB: Andrew Peasley, Wyoming
QB: Brayden Schager, Hawaii
RB: Rahsul Faison, Utah State
RB: George Holani, Boise State
RB: Harrison Waylee, Wyoming
RB: Davon Bush, Utah State
WR: Caleb Medford, New Mexico
WR: Dalevon Campbell, Nevada
WR: Jaelen Gill, Fresno State
WR: Mac Delena, Fresno State
WR: Jacob De Jesus, UNLV
WR: Wyatt Wieland, Wyoming
TE: John Michael Gyllenborg, Wyoming
TE: Dominick Mazotti, San Jose State
FLEX: Jalen Moss, Fresno State
FLEX: Treyton Welch, Wyoming
OT: Caden Barnett, Wyoming
OT: Drew Moss, Colorado State
OG: Roger Carreon, Boise State
OG: Ethan Jackman, Air Force
OC: Garrett Curran, Boise State
OC: Anthony Pardue, San Jose State
OG: Osmar Velez, Fresno State
OG: Isaiah Sillemon, New Mexico
OT: Cade Beresford, Boise State
OT: Kage Casey, Boise State

All-Mountain West Defense

  • Defensive Lineman of the Year
    Mohamed Kamara, EDGE, Colorado State
  • EDGE Defender of the Year
    Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
  • Defensive Interior of the Year
    Cole Godbout, Wyoming
  • Linebacker of the Year
    Andrew Simpson, Boise State
  • Cornerback of the Year
    Carlton Johnson, Fresno State
  • Safety of the Year
    Ike Larsen, Utah State
  • Defensive Line of the Year
    Wyoming Cowboys
  • Secondary of the Year
    San Diego State Aztecs
  • Defensive Newcomer of the Year
    Jackson Woodard, LB, UNLV

2023 First-Team All-Mountain West Defense

EDGE: Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
DT: Soane Toia, San Jose State
DT: Cole Godbout, Wyoming
EDGE: Ahmed Hassanein, Boise State
LB: Andrew Simpson, Boise State
LB: MJ Tafisi Jr., Utah State
LB: Easton Gibbs, Wyoming
CB: Carlton Johnson, Fresno State
CB: Cam Oliver, UNLV
CB: Dezjhon Malone, San Diego State
S: Ike Larsen, Utah State
S: Trey Taylor, Air Force
FLEX: Morice Norris Jr., Fresno State

2023 Second-Team All-Mountain West Defense

EDGE: Tre Smith, San Jose State
DT: Braxton Fely, Boise State
DT: Hale Motu’apuaka, Utah State
EDGE: PJ Ramsey, Air Force
LB: Chase Wilson, Colorado State
LB: Jackson Woodard, UNLV
LB: Johnathan Youngblood, Air Force
CB: Zach Morris, New Mexico
CB: Jay’Vion Cole, San Jose State
CB: Wrook Brown, Wyoming
S: Wyatt Ekeler, Wyoming
S: Cedarious Barfield, San Diego State
FLEX: Levelle Bailey, Fresno State

2023 Third-Team All-Mountain West Defense

EDGE: Bo Richter, Air Force
DT: Alex Whitmore, UNLV
DT: Grady Kelly, Colorado State
EDGE: Noah Lavulo, San Jose State
LB: Bryun Parham, San Jose State
LB: Shae Suiaunoa, Wyoming
LB: Alec Mock, Air Force
CB: Elijah Palmer, Hawaii
CB: Noah Tumblin, San Diego State
CB: A’Marion McCoy, Boise State
S: Jaxen Turner, UNLV
S: Jer’Marius Lewis, New Mexico
FLEX: Henry Blackburn, Colorado State

2023 Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Defense

EDGE: Devo Bridges, Fresno State
EDGE: DeVonne Harris, Wyoming
DT: Cam Bariteau, Colorado State
DT: Jay Kakiva, San Jose State
DT: Gavin Meyer, Wyoming
DT: Jacob Holmes, Fresno State
EDGE: Cooper McDonald, San Diego State
EDGE: Paul Fitzgerald, Utah State
LB: Isaiah Tufaga, Hawaii
LB: Malachi Langley, Fresno State
LB: Drue Watts, Nevada
LB: Noah Kema, Hawaii
LB: Anthony Switzer, Utah State
LB: Justin Sanchez, Colorado State
CB: Chigozie Anusiem, Colorado State
CB: Dominic Morris, Colorado State
CB: Kenyon Reed, San Jose State
CB: Michael Anyanwu, Utah State
CB: Caleb Brown, Hawaii
CB: Donte Martin, New Mexico
S: Ty Benefield, Boise State
S: Jack Howell, Colorado State
S: Peter Manuma, Hawaii
S: Emany Johnson, Nevada
FLEX: Dean Clark, Fresno State
FLEX: Marcus Ratcliffe, San Diego State

All-Mountain West Special Teams

  • Kicker of the Year
    Jose Pizano, UNLV
  • Punter of the Year
    James Ferguson-Reynolds, Boise State
  • Kick Returner of the Year
    Jacob De Jesus, UNLV
  • Punt Returner of the Year
    Tory Horton, Colorado State
  • Special Teamer of the Year
    Justin Sinclair, Hawaii
  • Kickoff Specialist of the Year
    Reagan Tubbs, Air Force
  • Special Teams Newcomer of the Year
    Micah Davis, Utah State

2023 First-Team All-Mountain West Specialists

PK: Jose Pizano, UNLV
KOS: Reagan Tubbs, Air Force
P: James Ferguson-Reynolds, Boise State
KR: Jacob De Jesus, UNLV
PR: Tory Horton, Colorado State
ST: Justin Sinclair, Hawaii

2023 Second-Team All-Mountain West Specialists

PK: Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
KOS: Andre Meono, UNLV
P: Jack Browning, San Diego State
KR: Malik Sherrod, Fresno State
PR: Micah Davis, Utah State
ST: Jaylen Gardner, Colorado State

2023 Third-Team All-Mountain West Specialists

PK: Matthew Shipley, Hawaii
KOS: John Hoyland, Wyoming
P: Paddy Turner, Colorado State
KR: Jaelen Gill, Fresno State
PR: Matthew Coleman, San Jose State
ST: Kris Williams, UNLV

2023 Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Specialists

PK: Dylan Lynch, Fresno State
PK: Jordan Noyes, Colorado State
KOS: Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
KOS: Bryan Hansen, Colorado State
P: Carson King, Fresno State
P: Matt Freem, Nevada
KR: Kobe Johnson, Colorado State
KR: Jamaal Bell, Nevada
PR: Jacob De Jesus, UNLV
PR: Erik Brooks, Fresno State
ST: Andrew Jenkins, San Jose State
ST: TyBenefield, Boise State

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