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Boise State’s Brett Rypien named MWC Offensive Player of the Year

On Wednesday morning, the Mountain West Conference announced their 2018 All-Conference football teams as well as individual awards.

Among those who received the awards was Boise State QB Brett Rypien.

Rypien was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year.

Here are some of the highlights of Rypien’s senior campaign provided by the Mountain West Conference: 


  • First Boise State player to earn MW Offensive Player of the Year honors since Kellen Moore in 2011.
  • Becomes the 14th quarterback to win the award and first since Colorado State’s Garrett Grayson in 2014.
  • Helped lead the Broncos to their second consecutive MW Football Championship Game and a 10-2 overall record (7-1 MW).
  • Finished the regular season ranked top 10 nationally in passing touchdowns (8th; 29), passing yards (9th; 3,580) completion percentage (10th; 68.8%) and passing yards per game (10th; 298.3). Is the only MW signal-caller to rank in the Conference top 3 in every major passing category.
  • Tied for the MW lead for 300-yard passing performances with seven.
  • Named MW Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10.
  • Orchestrated the Mountain West’s No. 2 passing attach, averaging 305.9 yards per game. The Broncos also rank second in total offense (468.7).
  • Wuerffel Trophy Semifinalist, an award given annually to a player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 10.
  • Set Mountain West career records for total passing yards (13,456), completions (1,021) and 300-yard passing games (21).

Jeff Allison a junior linebacker from Fresno State was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Cooper Rothe from Wyoming was named Special Teams Player of the Year.

Freshman of the Year was rewarded to Toa Taua, running back of Nevada and the Coach of the Year award was given to Matt Wells of Utah State.

Here are the All-Conference teams, via 

  • First-Team
  • Second-Team
  • Honorable Mention
QB – Brett Rypien, Sr., Boise State
WR – John Ursua, Jr., Hawai‘i
WR – Preston Williams, Jr., Colorado State
RB – Nico Evans, Sr., Wyoming
RB – Alexander Mattison, Jr., Boise State
TE – Josh Oliver, Sr., San José State
OL – Ezra Cleveland, So., Boise State
OL – Keith Ismael, So., San Diego State
OL – Quin Ficklin, Sr., Utah State
OL – Christian Cronk, Sr., Fresno State
OL – John Molchon, Jr., Boise State
PK – Cooper Rothe, Jr., Wyoming
PR/KR – Savon Scarver, So., Utah State

DL – Curtis Weaver, So., Boise State
DL – Mykal Walker, Jr., Fresno State
DL – Jabril Frazier, Sr., Boise State
DL – Korey Rush, Sr., Nevada
LB – Kyahva Tezino, Jr., San Diego State
LB – Jeff Allison, Jr., Fresno State
LB – Malik Reed, Sr., Nevada
DB – Tyler Horton, Sr., Boise State
DB – Tank Kelly, Sr., Fresno State
DB – Dakari Monroe, Sr., San José State
DB – Andrew Wingard, Sr., Wyoming
P – Ryan Stonehouse, So., Colorado State

QB – Jordan Love, So., Utah State
WR – KeeSean Johnson, Sr., Fresno State
WR – Sean Modster, Sr., Boise State
RB – Lexington Thomas, Sr., UNLV
RB – Darwin Thompson, Jr., Utah State
TE – Jared Rice, Jr., Fresno State
OL – Micah St. Andrew, Sr., Fresno State
OL – Aaron Jenkins, Sr., New Mexico
OL – Ryan Pope, Sr., San Diego State
OL – Roman Andrus, Sr., Utah State
OL – Griffin Landrum, Sr., Air Force
PK – John Baron II, Sr., San Diego State
PR/KR – Marcus Hayes, Fr., New Mexico


DL – Carl Granderson, Sr., Wyoming
DL – Jordan Jackson, So., Air Force
DL – Kaimana Padello, Jr., Hawai‘i
DL – Bryson Bridges, Sr., San José State
LB – David Woodward, So., Utah State
LB – Josh Watson, Sr., Colorado State
LB – Tipa Galeai, Jr., Utah State
DB – Juju Hughes, Jr., Fresno State
DB – Mike Bell, Jr., Fresno State
DB – Tariq Thompson, So., San Diego State
DB – Jontrell Rocquemore, Sr., Utah State
P – Blake Cusick, Jr., Fresno State

Boise State: Durrant Miles, Sr., DL; Kekoa Nawahine, Jr., DB; Avery Williams, So, RS/DB.

The Mountain West Championship between Boise State and Fresno State will kickoff this Saturday, December 1st at 5:45 PM MT on ESPN.


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