Utah State Football Well Represented in Athlon Sports’ Preseason All-MWC Teams

SALT LAKE CITY – The defending Mountain West Conference champions, the Utah State Aggies, are well represented on Athlon Sports’ preseason All-MWC teams.

Utah State has featured 12 players on the four All-MWC teams that were released by Athlon Sports ahead of the 2022 college football season.

The Aggies have two players on the first team, three on the second team, three on the third team and four on the fourth team.

Offensive lineman Alfred Edwards III and punter Stephen Kotsanlee are Utah State’s first team by Athlon. Quarterback Logan Bonner, offensive lineman Quazzel White and running back Calvin Tyler Jr. made the second team. The third team includes offensive lineman Chandler Dolphin, receiver Justin McGriff and defensive end Byron Vaughns.

The four Aggies on the fourth team include DT Hale Motu’apuaka, linebacker AJ Vongphachanh, safety Hunter Reynolds and receiver Brian Cobbs. Utah State’s 12 players on the four teams rank third in the Mountain West Conference, behind Boise State with 15 and San Diego State with 13.

Athlon Sports Pre-Season All-MWC Teams

First team attack

QB: Jake Haener, Fresno State
RB: Brad Roberts, Air Force
DO: Titus Swen, Wyoming
RB/All-Purpose: Jordan Mims, Fresno State
WR: Jalen Cropper, Fresno State
WR: Stefan Cobbs, Boise State
WR: Jesse Matthews, San Diego State
TE: Kyle Patterson, Air Force
C: Alama Ululave, State of San Diego
OL: John Ojukwu, Boise State
OL: Everett Smalley, Air Force
OL: Alfred Edwards, State of Utah
OL: Aaron Frost, Nevada

First Defense Team

DL: Viliami Fehoko, San Jose State
DL: Dom Peterson, Nevada
DL: Scott Matlock, Boise State
DL: Jonah Tavai, San Diego State
DL: Keshawn Banks, San Diego State
GM: Caden McDonald, San Diego State
LB: Vince Sanford, Air Force
GM: Kyle Harmon, San Jose State
DB: Patrick McMorris, State of San Diego
DB: Evan Williams, Fresno State
DB: JL Skinner, Boise State
DB: Trey Taylor, Air Force

First team specialists

K: Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
P: Stephen Kotsanlee, Utah State
KR/RP: Jordan Byrd, San Diego State

Second team attack

QC: Logan Bonner, Utah State
RB: Calvin Tyler Jr., Utah State
DO: George Holani, Boise State
RB/All Purpose: Toa Taua, Nevada
WR: Tory Horton, Colorado State
WR: Josh Kelly, Fresno State
WR: Dante Wright, Colorado State
TE: Treyton Welch, Wyoming
C: Leif Fautanu, UNLV
OL: Quazzel White, Utah State
OL: Frank Crum, Wyoming
OL: Isaac Cochran, Air Force
OL: Ben Dooley, Boise State

Second team defense

DL: Cole Godbout, Wyoming
DL: David Perales, Fresno State
DL: Blessman Ta’ala, Hawaii
DL: Devin Phillips, Colorado State
DL: Christopher Herrera, Air Force
LB: Ezekiel Noa, Boise State
GM: Dequan Jackson, Colorado State
LB: Easton Gibbs, Wyoming
DC: Nehemiah Shelton, San Jose State
CD: Nohl Williams, UNLV
S: Tyreque Jones, Boise State
S: Jerrick Reed, New Mexico

Second team specialists

K: Daniel Gutierrez, UNLV
P: Aaron Rodriguez, New Mexico
KR: Jamaal Bell, Nevada
PR: Thomas Pannunzio, State of Colorado

Third team attack

QB: Hank Bachmeier, Boise State
RB: DeAndre Hughes, Air Force
AR: Dedrick Parson, Hawaii
WR: Micah Davis, Air Force
WR: Justin McGriff, Utah State
WR: Elijah Cooks, San Jose State
WR: Kyle Williams, UNLV
TE: Caleb Phillips, Hawaii
VS : Chandler Dolphin, Utah State
OL: Ilm Manning, Hawaii
OL: Jacob Gardner, State of Colorado

Third team defense

DL: Cade Hall, San Jose State
DL: Shane Irwin, Boise State
LD: Byron Vaughns, Utah State
DL: Jake Saltonstall, New Mexico
DL: Eliel Ehimare, UNLV
GM: Cam’Ron Carter, Colorado State
LB: Levelle Bailey, Fresno State
LB: Ray Leutele, New Mexico
DC: Noah Avinger, San Diego State
DC: Kaonohi Kaniho, Boise State
S: Tavian Combs, New Mexico
S: Tre Jenkins, San Jose State

Third team specialists

K: Brandon Talton, Nevada
P: Ralph Fawaz, Wyoming
KR: Thomas Pannunzio, Colorado State
PR: Luke Wysong, New Mexico

Fourth Team Attack

QB: Haaziq Daniels, Air Force
AR: Nathaniel Jones, New Mexico
AR: Kairee Robinson, San Jose State
AR: Chance Bell, San Diego State
WR: Justin Lockhart, San Jose State
WR: Brian Cobbs, Utah State
WR: Ty McCulloch, Colorado State
WR: Joshua Cobbs, Wyoming
C: Bula Schmidt, Fresno State
OL: Isaak Gutierrez, New Mexico
OL: Brandon Crenshaw-Dickson, San Diego State
OL: Eric Abojei, Wyoming
OL: Micah Vanterpool, Hawaii
OL: Amani Trigg-Wright, UNLV

Fourth Team Defense

DL: Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
DL: Isaiah Bagnah, Boise State
DL: Jackson Cravens, Boise State
LD: Hale Motu’apuaka, Utah
DL: Jordan Bertagnole, Wyoming
DL: Austin Ajiake, UNLV
KG: AJ Vongphachanh, Utah State
CEO: Cooper McDonald, State of San Diego
LB: Penei Pavihi, Hawaii
GM: Michael Shawcroft, San Diego State
LB: Alii Matau, San Jose State
DC: Donte Martin, New Mexico
S: Hunter Reynolds, State of Utah
S: Jack Howell, State of Colorado

Fourth Team Specialists

K: Cayden Camper, State of Colorado
P: Carson King, Fresno State
KR: Cameron Stone, Wyoming
PR: Stefan Cobbs, Boise State

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