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:
|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||Joe Kellogg||R-Sr.||Boise State|
|OL||Weston Richburg||Jr.||Colorado State|
|TE||Gavin Escobar||Jr.||San Diego State|
|DL||Mike Atkinson||R-Sr.||Boise State|
|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||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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