Several Utah State players were honored Tuesday at the end of a trying season, as eight Aggies earned All-Mountain West honorable mention honors.
That included four USU defenders, with three seniors — safety Shaq Bond, defensive end Nick Heninger and defensive lineman Marcus Moore — joining sophomore inside linebacker AJ Vongphachanh.
The Aggies also had two offensive players who earned all-conference honors — senior offensive lineman Demytrick Ali’ifua and sophomore offensive lineman Karter Shaw — as well as two on special teams — senior kickoff returner Savon Scarver and freshman punter Stephen Kotsanlee.
Boise State led the league with 17 players named to the All-MWC team announced Tuesday. Nevada and San Diego State were next with 16 each. Among individual accolades, Nevada quarterback Carson Strong was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, while San José State defensive lineman Cade Hall was named MW Defensive Player of the Year.
Boise State return specialist Avery Williams earned Special Teams Player of the Year honors and UNLV wide receiver Kyle Williams was the MW Freshman of the Year. The Mountain West Coach of the Year was San José State’s Brent Brennan.