Welp. I guess, for us getting this out there, it’s better late than never I suppose.
Yesterday you may have come across some good news for the Broncos as the Mountain West Conference released their conference honors.
And the Broncos made out pretty well for themselves.
The most notable honor is the fact that Brett Rypien earned the first offensive player of the year award since The Chosen One. And, surprisingly enough, he’s the first QB since colorado State’s Garrett Grayson back in 2014. (Of course WE all ‘member that one since a certain conference title winner, and eventual Super Bowl winner, RB got snubbed.)
This is a well-deserved honor for Rypien who has seen a LOT in his four years at Boise State. And then to cap all that productivity and success to have this honor is fantastic. Since he was also on the first-team All-MWC, he has had an all-team selection every year.
Rypien is joined by some other Broncos to get All-MWC recognition.
First team selections
- QB Brett Rypien
- RB Alexander Mattison
- OL Ezra Cleveland
- OL John Molchon
- STUD Jabril Frazier
- STUD Curtis Weaver
- CB Tyler Horton
Second team selections
- WR Sean Modster
- DL Durrant Miles
- S Kekoa Nawahine
- CB/Specialist Avery Williams
You may notice that Coach of the Year is inexplicably missing from this list. Utah State’s Matt Wells took home that honor. While we can certainly quibble about the point of the award, and what it actually means to get it, the overarching theme is that the honored coach somehow overachieved to get there.
Boise State was expected to make it back to the MWC championship game. Utah State finished 3-9 and 6-7 the previous two years. Not much was expected of them. This was an honor that Matt Wells certainly deserved after a surprising 10-2 season.
Sorry this is late guys. This was a long football season in a lot of ways for us the OBNUG crew as, I assume, it was for a lot of you. But we have two more games to go. And a pretty important one on Saturday.