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PFF Preseason 2019 All-MWC Team

Nov 24, 2018; Boise, ID, USA; Utah State Aggies quarterback Jordan Love (10) throws a long pass during the second half of play against the Boise State Broncos at Albertsons Stadium. Boise State defeats Utah State 33-24. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

After grading and analyzing every player on every play of every game during the 2018 college football season, it’s time we unveil the 2019 Preseason PFF All-MWC first team, second team and honorable mention for every position on offense and defense as well as for the first time ever, specialists.

The Preseason All-MWC list may differ a bit from any year-end look back at the previous season as we project to the 2019 season ahead of us. Find out which of these athletes made the PFF All-American team as well.

First-Team Offense

The Mountain West will see some top-notch quarterback play from the three guys listed below as they'll need to play at elite levels against some of the country's most formidable defenders. David Woodward headlines the group as he's our All-American linebacker but San Diego State's Kyahva Tezino graded near the top in seemingly every category a year ago.

QB

Jordan Love, Utah State

Second-Team: Cole McDonald, Hawaii
Honorable Mention: Sean Chambers, Wyoming

RB

Ronnie Rivers, Fresno State

Second-Team: Gerold Bright, Utah State
Honorable Mention: Toa Taua, Nevada

RB

Juwan Washington, San Diego State

Second-Team: Dayton Furuta, Hawaii
Honorable Mention: Elijah Lilly, New Mexico

WR

John Hightower, Boise State

Second-Team: Tim Wilson Jr., San Diego State
Honorable Mention: CT Thomas, Boise State

WR

Tre Walker, San Jose State

Second-Team: Cedric Byrd, Hawaii
Honorable Mention: Brandon Presley, UNLV

WR

Tyleek Collins, UNLV

Second-Team: Kaleb Fossum, Nevada
Honorable Mention: JoJo Ward, Hawaii

TE

Jared Rice, Fresno State

Second-Team: Marcus Williams, New Mexico
Honorable Mention: Cameron Butler, Colorado State

OT

Ezra Cleveland, Boise State

Second-Team: Scott Hattok, Air Force
Honorable Mention: Alfred Edwards, Utah State

OG

J.R. Hensley, Hawaii

Second-Team: Troy Kowalski, San Jose State
Honorable Mention: Justin Polu, UNLV

C

Keith Ismael, San Diego State

Second-Team: Keegan Cryder, Wyoming
Honorable Mention: Christopher Mitchell, Air Force

OG

John Molchon, Boise State

Second-Team: Nolan Laufenberg, Air Force
Honorable Mention: Daishawn Dixon, San Diego State

OT

Jack Snyder, San Jose State

Second-Team: Jake Nelson, Nevada
Honorable Mention: Parker Ferguson, Air Force

 

First-Team Defense

Edge

Curtis Weaver, Boise State

Second-Team: Mykal Walker, Fresno State
Honorable Mention: Dom Peterson, Nevada

Edge

Tipa Galeai, Utah State

Second-Team: Kaimana Padello, Hawaii
Honorable Mention: Jordan Jackson, Air Force

DI

Mosese Fifita, Air Force

Second-Team: Samiuela Akoteu, Hawaii
Honorable Mention: Aaron Blackwell, New Mexico

DI

Sonatane Lui, Boise State

Second-Team: Fua Leilua, Utah State
Honorable Mention: Christopher ‘Unga, Utah State

LB

David Woodward, Utah State

Second-Team: Logan Wilson, Wyoming
Honorable Mention: Gabriel Sewell, Nevada

LB

Kyahva Tezino, San Diego State

Second-Team: Kyle Johnson, Air Force
Honorable Mention: Javin White, UNLV

CB

Jaron Bryant, Fresno State

Second-Team: Tyler Hall, Wyoming
Honorable Mention: Cameron Haney, Utah State

CB

Daniel Brown, Nevada

Second-Team: Kekaula Kaniho, Boise State
Honorable Mention: Darren Hall, San Diego State

S

Juju Hughes, Fresno State

Second-Team: Trenton Thompson, San Diego State
Honorable Mention: Demitrious Gibbs, UNLV

S

Tariq Thompson, San Diego State

Second-Team: Jeremy Fejedelem, Air Force
Honorable Mention: Kekoa Nawahine, Boise State

Flex

Alijah Halliburton, Wyoming

Second-Team: Avery Williams, Boise State
Honorable Mention: Rojesterman Farris II, Hawaii

 

First-Team Specialists

K

Dominik Eberle, Utah State

P

Ryan Stonehouse, Colorado State

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