LAS VEGAS, Nev., -- The Mountain West Conference today announced its preseason All-Conference teams and Players of the Year on offense, defense and special teams.

Wyoming players Xazavian Valladay, Keegan Cryder and Chad Muma all earned the nod.

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Valladay, Muma and placekicker John Hoyland were up for the individual awards. None were chosen by the league's media members.

What does that mean? Not much.

Here's how the league's media voted:

Offense

QB        Carson Strong*              Jr.        Nevada

WR       Romeo Doubs*              Sr.        Nevada

WR       Khalil Shakir*               Sr.        Boise State

RB        Xazavian Valladay*        Jr.        Wyoming

RB        Ronnie Rivers*              Sr.        Fresno State

OL        Keegan Cryder*             Jr.        Wyoming

OL        John Ojukwu**              Sr.        Boise State

OL        Jack Snyder*                Sr.        San José State

OL        Zachary Thomas**        Sr.        San Diego State

OL        Jake Stetz**                 Sr.        Boise State

TE        Cole Turner*                 Sr.        Nevada

 

Defense

DL        Cade Hall*                    Sr.        San José State

DL        Cameron Thomas*         Jr.        San Diego State

DL        Scott Patchan*             Sr.        Colorado State

DL        Viliami Fehoko*            Jr.        San José State

LB        Chad Muma*                 Jr.        Wyoming

LB        Caden McDonald*         Sr.        San Diego State

LB        Darius Muasau*            So.       Hawai‘i

DB        Kekaula Kaniho**         Sr.        Boise State

DB        Jerrick Reed II*             Sr.        New Mexico

DB        Cortez Davis**              Sr.        Hawai‘i

DB        Tre Jenkins**               Jr.        San José State

 

Specialists

P          Ryan Stonehouse*         Sr.        Colorado State

PK        Brandon Talton*            Jr.        Nevada

PR        Calvin Turner                Sr.        Hawai‘i

KR        Savon Scarver               Sr.        Utah State

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Carson Strong, Jr., QB, Nevada

Defensive Player of the Year: Cade Hall, Sr., DL, San José State

Special Teams Player of the Year: Savon Scarver, Sr., KR, Utah State

* - member of the 2020 All-Mountain West first team

** - member of the 2020 All-Mountain West second team

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Can't argue with much of that above, but for the sake of transparency, here's how I voted this year:

Offense

QB        Carson Strong*              Jr.        Nevada

WR       Romeo Doubs*              Sr.        Nevada

WR       Khalil Shakir*               Sr.        Boise State

RB        Xazavian Valladay*        Jr.        Wyoming

RB        Ronnie Rivers*              Sr.        Fresno State

OL        Keegan Cryder*             Jr.        Wyoming

OL        John Ojukwu**              Sr.        Boise State

OL        Jack Snyder*                Sr.        San José State

OL        Zachary Thomas**        Sr.        San Diego State

OL        Logan Harris                 Sr.        Wyoming

TE        Cole Turner*                 Sr.        Nevada

Defense

DL        Cade Hall*                    Sr.        San José State

DL        Cameron Thomas*         Jr.        San Diego State

DL        Scott Patchan*             Sr.        Colorado State

DL        Dom Peterson              Sr.        Nevada

LB        Chad Muma*                 Jr.        Wyoming

LB        Riley Whimpey              Sr.        Boise State

LB        Darius Muasau*            So.       Hawai‘i

DB        Kekaula Kaniho**         Sr.        Boise State

DB        Jerrick Reed II*             Sr.        New Mexico

DB        Cortez Davis**              Sr.        Hawai‘i

DB        CJ Coldon                    Jr.        Wyoming

Offensive Player of the Year: Carson Strong, Jr., QB, Nevada

Defensive Player of the YearChad Muma, Jr., LB, Wyoming

Special Teams Player of the Year: Savon Scarver, Sr., KR, Utah State

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