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2007 CFN Preseason All-Mountain West Team

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Posted Jul 19, 2007


CFN 2007 Preseason All-Mountain West Team and Top 30 Players

2007 Mountain West Preview

CFN All-Mountain West Team

Team Previews
Air Force | BYU | Colorado State | New Mexico
San Diego State | TCU | UNLV | U
tah | Wyoming

- 2007 CFN Mountain West Preview
- Mountain West Team-by-Team Capsules

-
Mountain West Unit Rankings

- Mountain West Schedules & Predictions

2007 Preseason All-Mountain West Offense

Offensive Player of the Year
QB Brian Johnson, Utah
Back and better than new (at least Utah fans hope) is junior Brian Johnson, one of the Mountain West's premier players who started to turn into a star at the end of 2005, with 1,425 passing yards and 11 touchdown passes in a four-game stretch, when he got hurt late with a bad knee injury. While he probably could've pushed it and come back early, and just for a split-second was considering stepping in at one point when former starter, Brett Ratliff, was struggling, he ended up sitting out the year to heal completely. Now the 2005 Mountain West total yardage leader has two years left to fulfill the promise when Urban Meyer recruited him a few years ago and considered him the ideal fit for his spread offense. While he's only 6-1 and 210 pounds, he doesn't have any problems finding throwing lanes making most of his plays on the move. He threw for 2,982 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for 478 yards before, and now that he knows the offense even better after his year off, and after getting work in on the scout team, he should explode.

Top 30 Mountain West Players
1. DE Tommy Blake, Sr. TCU
2.
QB Brian Johnson, Jr., Utah
3. DE Chase Ortiz, Sr., TCU

4.
RB Kyle Bell, Jr., Colorado State
5.
LB Drew Fowler, Sr., Air Force
6.
RB Rodney Ferguson, Jr., New Mex.
7.
LB Jason Phillips, Jr., TCU
8
. QB Shaun Carney, Sr., Air Force
9. C Sete Aulai, Sr., BYU
10.
QB Donovan Porterie, Soph., UNM
11
.
QB Kevin O'Connell, Sr., SDSU
12.
WR Travis Brown, Sr., New Mexico
13.
FS Quinn Gooch, Sr., BYU
14.
P/K Louie Sakoda, Jr., Utah
15.
LB Joe Jianonni, Sr., Utah
16.
CB DeAndre Wright, Jr., UNM
17.
LB Russell Allen, Jr., San Diego St
18.
OT Jason Boone, Sr., Utah
19.
FS Klint Kubiak, Jr., Colorado State
20
. RB Lynell Hamilton, Sr., SDSU
21.
LB Beau Bell, Sr., UNLV
22.
RB Aaron Brown, Jr., TCU
23.
LB Cody Kase, Sr., New Mexico
24.
DE Jeremy Geathers, Jr., UNLV
25.
OG Matty Lindner, Sr. TCU.
26.
DE Tyler Donaldson, Sr., UNM
27.
S/KR Brian Bonner, Sr., TCU
28.
DL Blake Smith, Sr., Colorado State
29.
QB Rocky Hinds, Jr., UNLV
30. WR Ryan Wolfe, Soph. UNLV

QB – Brian Johnson, Jr. Utah
RB – Kyle Bell, Jr. Colorado State  
RB - Rodney Ferguson, Jr. New Mexico
WR - Travis Brown, Sr. New Mexico
WR -
Ryan Wolfe, Soph. UNLV  
TE – Kory Sperry, Sr., Colorado State
OL – Sele Aulai, Sr. BYU
OL – Jason Boone, Sr. Utah
OL – Robert Conley, Jr. Utah
OL – Matty Lindner, Sr. TCU
OL – Blake Schlueter, Jr. TCU
PK – Chris Manfredini, Sr., TCU
KR - Brice McCain, Jr. Utah

2007 Preseason All-MWest Defense

Defensive Player of the Year
DE Tommy Blake, TCU
Blake flirted with the idea of turning pro early, and then chose to come back in what should be an All-America season. In three years he's made 134 tackles, 19 sack sand 36.5 tackles for loss with a blend of blinding quickness and good size. Up to 252 pounds, he's filled out his 6-3 frame and should be even stronger against the run.

DL - Tommy Blake, Sr. TCU
DL – Tyler Donaldson, Sr. New Mexico
DL - Jeremy Geathers, Jr. UNLV
DL - Chase Ortiz, Sr. TCU
LB - Drew Fowler, Sr. Air Force
LB – Joe Jiannoni, Sr. Utah
LB - Jason Phillips, Jr. TCU
DB – Brian Bonner, Sr. TCU
DB - Quinn Gooch, Sr. BYU
DB – Klint Kubiak, Jr. Colorado State
DB - DeAndre Wright, Jr. New Mexico
P – Jimmy Kaylor, Sr. Colorado State
PR - Brian Bonner, Sr. TCU

ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB - Shaun Carney, Sr., Air Force  
RB – Aaron Brown, Jr., TCU  
RB - Lynell Hamilton, Sr., San Diego State  
WR - Michael Ford, Sr., Wyoming
WR - Marcus Smith, Sr., New Mexico 
TE - Wade Betschart, Sr. Wyoming
OL - Nick Allotta, Sr., Colorado State
OL - Devin Clark, Sr., New Mexico 
OL – Blaine Guenther, Sr., Air Force  
OL – Dallas Reynolds, Jr., BYU
OL – Will Robinson, Sr. San Diego State
PK - Louie Sakoda, Jr., Utah
KR – Damon Morton, Sr. Colorado State

ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST SECOND TEAM DEFENSE.
DL - Martain Burnett, Sr., Utah  
DL – Jan Jorgensen, Soph., BYU  
DL – Nick Osborn, Sr., San Diego State
DL – Blake Smith, Sr., Colorado State
LB - Russell Allen, Jr., San Diego State
LB - Beau Bell, Sr., UNLV
LB - Cody Kase, Sr., New Mexico   
DB - Mil'Von James, Sr., UNLV 
DB – Bobby Giannini, Jr., Air Force
DB - O.J. Swift, Sr., New Mexico
DB – Steve Tate, Sr., Utah
P - Louie Sakoda, Jr., Utah  
PR – Marquis Wilson, Jr. Utah

 

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