2023 College Football All-Mountain West Team: Boise State RB Ashton Jeanty, San Jose State CB Jay'Vion Cole and more

2T9E03M Boise State running back Ashton Jeanty drops the ball in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against Air Force during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

With bowl season upon us, it’s time to look back at the top performers from what was an incredible 2023 season of college football. After unveiling our All-American team and awards, here’s a look at PFF’s 2023 All-Mountain West team, as voted on by 13 PFF analysts and data collectors.

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QB: Andrew Peasley, Wyoming Cowboys
RB: Ashton Jeanty, Boise State Broncos
WR: Tory Horton, Colorado State Rams
WR: Ricky White, UNLV Rebels
WR: Jalen Royals, Utah State Aggies
TE: Dallin Holker, Colorado State Rams
LT: Fernando Carmona Jr., San Jose State Spartans
LG: Cade Bennett, San Diego State Aztecs
C: CJ James, New Mexico Lobos
RG: Jack Walsh, Wyoming Cowboys
RT: Luke Felix-Fualalo, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors


DI: Payton Zdroik, Air Force Falcons
DI: Gavin Meyer, Wyoming Cowboys
EDGE: Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State Rams
EDGE: Bo Richter, Air Force Falcons
LB: Easton Gibbs, Wyoming Cowboys
LB: Johnathan Youngblood, Air Force Falcons
CB: Jay’Vion Cole, San Jose State Spartans
CB: Morice Norris Jr., Fresno State Bulldogs
S: Ike Larsen, Utah State Aggies
S: Trey Taylor, Air Force Falcons
Flex-D: Noah Tumblin, San Diego State Aztecs

Special Teams

K: Jose Pizano, UNLV Rebels
P: Jack Browning, San Diego State Aztecs
RS: Jaelen Gill, Fresno State Bulldogs

Offensive Player Spotlight: RB Ashton Jeanty, Boise State

Jeanty was the highest-graded true freshman in college football last year, earning an 89.5 mark. He was even better in his sophomore campaign, as his 94.3 grade led all running backs. He was the only FBS running back to earn 90.0-plus grades both as a runner and a receiver. Jeanty’s 561 receiving yards were 100 more than the next-closest running back.

Defensive Player Spotlight: CB Jay’Vion Cole, San Jose State

Cole surrendered just a 40.8 passer rating when targeted this season, ranking sixth among Group of Five cornerbacks. His 86.2 grade led all Mountain West defenders, as well.

Offensive Line Spotlight: Air Force Falcons

Air Force’s offensive line earned an 84.8 grade this season to rank third in college football. The Falcons’ 86.8 run-blocking grade trailed only Oregon State among FBS schools.

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