LARAMIE -- It's never too early for predictions, right?

Athlon Sports did just that Tuesday, naming 13 Wyoming players to the 2023 All- Mountain West squad, including six first-team selections.

Only Boise State (16), San Diego State (14) have more names on this list than the Cowboys, who were tied with Fresno State and Air Force.

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Harrison Waylee has yet to take a snap in a Wyoming uniform. Still, the 5-foot-10, 198-pound running back landed on the first team. He rushed for nearly 1,930 yards during his three-year stint at Northern Illinois. Waylee also found the end zone 10 times for the Huskies. Joining Waylee on the first-team offense is left tackle Frank Crum. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Laramie native is entering his sixth season at UW.

Interior defensive linemen Cole Godbout and Jordan Bertagnole were both named to the first team, along with linebacker Easton Gibbs.

Godbout tallied just 33 tackles and a pass breakup after suffering a lower-leg injury in Week 6. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound nose tackle was the third-leading tackler in 2021, racking up 70 stops. He also led the team in sacks with five. Bertagnole finished with 50 tackles and five sacks last fall. The 6-foot-4, 287-pound Casper product also forced a pair of fumbles.

 

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Gibbs took center stage in 2022, replacing All-American middle linebacker Chad Muma. The Cowboys' defense didn't skip a beat.

The Temecula, Calif., native led Wyoming with an eye-popping 121 tackles, 48 more than his running mate on the outside, Shae Suiaunoa. The 6-foot-2, 236-pound junior finished with the third-most tackles in the Mountain West.

Wyoming placekicker John Hoyland was also named to the first team after connecting on 22-of-25 field goals last season, including a long of 55. The junior from Broomfield, Colo., drilled 4-of-5 kicks from beyond 50 yards. He was a perfect 28-of-28 on extra-point attempts.

Tight end Treyton Welch and center Nofoafia Tulafono, along with edge rusher DeVonne Harris, made the second-team, while defensive end Braden Siders was the only Cowboy to land on the third team. Suiaunoa, safety Wyett Ekeler and punter Clayton Stewart made the fourth team.

Here are the full rosters from Athlon:

First-Team Offense

QB Chevan Cordeiro, San José State
RB George Holani, Boise State
RB Ashton Jeanty, Boise State
RB Harrison Waylee, Wyoming
WR Tory Horton, Colorado State
WR Ricky White, UNLV
WR Justin Lockhart, San José State
TE Mark Redman, San Diego State
Thor Paglialong, Air Force
OL Everett Smalley, Air Force
OL Cade Beresford, Boise State
OL Cade Bennett, San Diego State
OL Frank Crum, Wyoming

First-Team Defense

DL Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
DL Jordan Bertagnole, Wyoming
DL Cole Godbout, Wyoming
DL Peyton Zdroik, Air Force
LB Easton Gibbs, Wyoming
LB DJ Schramm, Boise State
LB Alec Mock, Air Force
LB Cody Moon, San Diego State
CB Cam Lockridge, Fresno State
CB Cam Stone, Hawai’i
S Jack Howell, Colorado State
S Ike Larsen, Utah State

First-Team Specialists

K John Hoyland, Wyoming
P Jack Browning, San Diego State
KR Christian Washington, New Mexico
PR Tory Horton, Colorado State

 

Second-Team Offense

QB Taylen Green, Boise State
RB John Lee Eldridge III, Air Force
RB Kairee Robinson, San José State
All-Purpose/RB Tylan Hines, Hawai’i
WR Terrell Vaughn, Utah State
WR Stefan Cobbs, Boise State
WR Latrell Caples, Boise State
TE Treyton Welch, Wyoming
C Nofoafia Tulafono, Wyoming
OL Mason Randolph, Boise State
OL Wesley Ndago, Air Force
OL Jacob Gardner, Colorado State
OL Jacob Spomer, Fresno State

Second-Team Defense

DL Jayden Thiergood, Air Force
DL Grady Kelly, Colorado State
DL Hale Motu’apuaka, Utah State
DL DeVonne Harris, Wyoming
LB Camby Goff, Air Force
LB Demetri Washington, Boise State
LB MJ Tafisi, Utah State
LB Levelle Bailey, Fresno State
CB Chigozie Anusiem, Colorado State
CB Donte Martin, New Mexico
S Trey Taylor, Air Force
S Tre Jenkins, San José State

Second-Team Specialists

K Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
P Aaron Rodriguez, New Mexico
KR Terrell Vaughn, Utah State
PR Cooper Jones, Utah State

 

Third-Team Offense

QB Jalen Mayden, San Diego State
RB Sean Dollars, Nevada
RB Malik Sherrod, Fresno State
RB/All-Purpose Robert Briggs, Utah State
WR Dalevon Campbell, Nevada
WR Erik Brooks, Fresno State
WR Justus Ross-Simmons, Colorado State
TE Riley Smith, Boise State
C CJ James, New Mexico
OL Isaiah World, Nevada
OL Mose Vavao, Fresno State
OL Brandon Crenshaw-Dickson, San Diego State
OL Fernando Carmona, San José State

Third-Team Defense

DL John Tuitupou, Hawai’i
DL Devo Bridges, Fresno State
DL Garret Fountain, San Diego State
DL Braden Siders, Wyoming
LB Drue Watts, Nevada
LB Malachi Langley, Fresno State
LB Cooper McDonald, San Diego State
LB Logan Taylor, Hawai’i
CB Dallas Branch, San Diego State
CB Michael Anyanwu, Utah State
CB Dez Malone, San Diego State
S Peter Manuma, Hawai’i
S Johnathan Baldwin, UNLV
Henry Blackburn, Colorado State
S Jayden Goodwin, Air Force

Third-Team Specialists

K Jack Browning, San Diego State
P Stephen Kotsanlee, Utah State
KR Malik Sherrod, Fresno State
PR Latrell Caples, Boise State

 

Fourth-Team Offense

QB Mikey Keene, Fresno State
RB Courtney Reese, UNLV
RB Kenan Christon, San Diego State
RB Christian Washington, New Mexico
WR Mekhi Shaw, San Diego State
WR Charles Ross, San Jose State
WR Billy Bowens, Boise State
WR Jonah Panoke, Hawaii
TE Dominick Maziotti, San Jose State
OL Eliki Tanuvasa, Hawaii
OL Tiger Shanks, UNLV
OL J.C. Davis, New Mexico
OL Wade Meacham, Utah State
OL Garrett Curran, Boise State
OL Jacob Isaia, Fresno State

Fourth-Team Defense

DL James Hansen, Nevada
DL Johnny Hudson, Fresno State
DL Herbert Gums, Boise State
DL Bo Richter, Air Force
LB Drew Kulick, Colorado State
LB Elijah Shelton, UNLV
LB Shae Suiaunoa, Wyoming
CB Kenyon Reed, San Jose State
CB Michael Mack, Air Force
S Tavian Combs, New Mexico
S Wyett Ekeler, Wyoming
S Cedarious Barfield, San Diego State
DB Ayden Hector, Colorado State
DB Morice Norris, Fresno State

Fourth-Team Specialists

K Brandon Talton, Nevada
P Clayton Stewart, Wyoming
KR Kaden Dudley, Boise State
PR Luke Wysong, New Mexico

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, 7220Sports.com counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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