Boise State had three players named first-team All-Mountain West by conference media members on Tuesday.
Wide receiver Khalil Shakir, left tackle John Ojukwu and kicker Jonah Dalmas made the first team, but no players on Boise State’s defense were chosen.
Shakir leads the Broncos with 77 catches for 1,117 yards and seven receiving touchdowns this season — all of which are career highs for the senior from Murrieta, California. He ranks No. 3 in the conference in receiving yards and No. 4 in receptions. It’s the second year in a row that he made the first team and the third all-conference honor of his career. Shakir was named honorable mention in 2019.
Ojukwu is the only member of Boise State’s offensive line who started every game in the same position this season. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound redshirt senior has appeared in 42 games and started 37 since 2018.
Dalmas — a former walk-on who joined the Broncos after a successful soccer and football career at Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian — leads the Mountain West with 26 made field goals and a 92.9% success rate. The sophomore is 26-for-28 this season, and his longest field goal covered 47 yards.
The Broncos (7-5, 5-3 MW) placed two linemen on the second-team offense: redshirt sophomore Ben Dooley and sixth-year senior Jake Stetz. Dooley started all 12 games this season. He opened the year at right tackle and moved to right guard for Boise State’s home loss to Nevada, and started there the rest of the season.
Stetz started at three positions this year. He opened the season at right guard, moved to left guard five games into the season, and replaced Texas Tech transfer Will Farrar at center before the Broncos’ win at Utah State on Sept. 25. He was injured in Boise State’s win over New Mexico and will miss the Broncos’ bowl game, coach Andy Avalos confirmed after the regular-season finale at San Diego State.
Safety JL Skinner, defensive tackle Scott Matlock and punt returner Stefan Cobbs were also named second-team all-conference.
Skinner leads the Broncos and ranks No. 9 in the Mountain West with 92 tackles. His 66 solo tackles rank No. 5 in the conference, and he has seven tackles for loss, four pass breakups and two interceptions to his credit.
Matlock leads the Broncos with a career-high seven sacks, and he has posted career highs in tackles (41) and tackles for loss (8.5) this season. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound redshirt junior from Homedale also blocked a field goal and caught the first touchdown pass of his career this season.
Cobbs, a redshirt junior wide receiver, returned his only punt of the season 81 yards for a touchdown in the Broncos’ home opener against UTEP. He also averaged a team-high 20 yards per kickoff return and finished the regular season with career highs in receptions (34), receiving yards (421) and receiving touchdowns (5).
Boise State had five players named honorable mention all-conference: wide receiver Octavius Evans, safety Tyreque Jones, nickel Kekaula Kaniho, and linebackers Ezekiel Noa and Riley Whimpey.
Whimpey is second on the team with 71 tackles this season, Noa is third with 66 and Jones is fourth with 52. Evans has posted career highs in receptions (34) and receiving yards (409), and he has hauled in two touchdown passes.
Mountain West all-conference awards
Offensive Player of the Year – Carson Strong, Jr., QB, Nevada
Defensive Player of the Year – Cameron Thomas, Jr., DL, San Diego State
Special Teams Player of the Year – Matt Araiza, Jr., P/PK, San Diego State
Freshman of the Year – Cameron Friel, QB, UNLV
Coach of the Year – Brady Hoke, San Diego State
QB - Carson Strong, Jr., Nevada
WR - Khalil Shakir, Sr., Boise State
WR - Romeo Doubs, Sr., Nevada
WR - Deven Thompkins, Sr., Utah State
RB - Brad Roberts, Jr., Air Force
RB - Charles Williams, Sr., UNLV
TE - Trey McBride, Sr., Colorado State
OL - Hawk Wimmer, Sr., Air Force
OL - John Ojukwu, Sr., Boise State
OL - Alex Akingbulu, Sr., Fresno State
OL - William Dunkle, Jr., San Diego State
OL - Zachary Thomas, Sr., San Diego State
PK - Jonah Dalmas, So., Boise State
KR - Jordan Byrd, Sr., San Diego State
DL - Scott Patchan, Sr., Colorado State
DL - Tristan Nichols, Sr., Nevada
DL - Cameron Thomas, Jr., San Diego State
DL - Viliami Fehoko, Jr., San José State
LB - Darius Muasau, Jr., Hawai‘i
LB - Caden McDonald, Sr., San Diego State
LB - Kyle Harmon, Sr., San José State
LB - Chad Muma, Sr., Wyoming
DB - Evan Williams, Jr., Fresno State
DB - Khoury Bethley, Sr., Hawai‘i
DB - Patrick McMorris, Jr., San Diego State
DB - Trenton Thompson, Sr., San Diego State
P - Matt Araiza, Jr., San Diego State
PR - Romeo Doubs, Sr., Nevada
QB - Jake Haener, Sr., Fresno State
WR - Jalen Cropper, Jr., Fresno State
WR - Calvin Turner, Sr., Hawai‘i
WR - Isaiah Neyor, So., Wyoming
RB - Greg Bell, Sr., San Diego State
RB - Xazavian Valladay, Sr., Wyoming
TE - Cole Turner, Sr., Nevada
OL - Ben Dooley, So., Boise State
OL - Jake Stetz, Sr., Boise State
OL - Aaron Frost, Sr., Nevada
OL - Jack Snyder, Sr., San José State
OL - Keegan Cryder, Sr., Wyoming
PK - Matt Araiza, Jr., San Diego State
KR - Savon Scarver, Sr., Utah State
DL - Jordan Jackson, Sr., Air Force
DL - Scott Matlock, Jr., Boise State
DL - David Perales, Sr., Fresno State
DL - Keshawn Banks, Sr., San Diego State
LB - Vince Sanford, Jr., Air Force
LB - Daiyan Henley, Sr., Nevada
LB - Jacoby Windmon, Jr., UNLV
LB - Justin Rice, Sr., Utah State
DB - JL Skinner, Jr., Boise State
DB - Cortez Davis, Sr., Hawai‘i
DB - Tayler Hawkins, Sr., San Diego State
DB - C.J. Coldon, Jr., Wyoming
P - Ryan Stonehouse, Sr., Colorado State
PR - Stefan Cobbs, R-Jr., Boise State
Boise State honorable mention: WR Octavius Evans, S Tyreque Jones, DB Kekaula Kaniho, LB Ezekiel Noa, LB Riley Whimpey.