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2012 Mountain West Preseason Team: Colorado State Places 4, Air Force 2

The 2012 Mountain West Preseason Team was announced on Tuesday at the start of media day. The Colorado St. Rams have four players named to the team: junior running back Chris Nwoke, junior offensive lineman Weston Richburg, junior linebacker Shaquil Barrett, and senior punter Pete Kontodiakos.

The Air Force Falcons had two players: senior linebacker Alex Means and senior kicker Parker Herrington. The Boise St. Broncos have five players, led by sophomore receiver Matt Miller and offensive lineman Joe Kellogg.

In 2011, Nwoke rushed for 1,130 yards and nine touchdowns. Miller caught 62 passes for 679 yards and nine touchdowns.

Fresno St. Bulldogs quarterback Derek Carr, brother of David Carr, former No. 1 NFL draft pick, is the preseason offensive player of the year. He threw for 3,544 yards and 26 touchdowns as a sophomore.

Here is the complete breakdown:

Offense Player Yr. School
QB Derek Carr Jr. Fresno State
WR Matt Miller R-So. Boise State
WR Colin Lockett Jr. San Diego State
RB Robbie Rouse Sr. Fresno State
RB Chris Nwoke Jr. Colorado State
OL Chris Barker Sr. Nevada
OL Joe Kellogg R-Sr. Boise State
OL Weston Richburg Jr. Colorado State
OL Nick Carlson Sr. Wyoming
OL Jeff Nady Sr. Nevada
TE Gavin Escobar Jr. San Diego State
DL Mike Purcell Sr. Wyoming
DL Mike Atkinson R-Sr. Boise State
DL Paipai Falemalu Sr. Hawai`i
DL Jack Reynoso Jr. Nevada
LB Travis Brown Sr. Fresno State
LB Shaquil Barrett Jr. Colorado State
LB Alex Means Sr. Air Force
DB Leon McFadden Sr. San Diego State
DB Duke Williams Sr. Nevada
DB Luke Ruff Sr. Wyoming
DB Jamar Taylor R-Sr. Boise State
P Pete Kontodiakos Sr. Colorado State
PK Parker Herrington Sr. Air Force
Ret. Mitch Burroughs R-Sr. Boise State

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year:
Derek Carr, Jr., QB, Fresno State
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year:
Leon McFadden, Sr., DB, San Diego State
Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year:
Mitch Burroughs, R-Sr., RS, Boise State

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