• Leads the nation in touchdowns (27)
  • Second in rushing touchdowns (23)
  • Mountain West leader in all-purpose yardage (2,185), receptions & receiving yards (32,450)
  • Third in the MWC in rushing yards (1,663), the third-highest in Boise State history.

His numbers also caught the attention of the Doak Walker Award committee, which honors the nation’s top collegiate running back. McNichols was named a semi-finalist for the award.San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey and Wyoming’s Brian Hill were also named semi-finalists.

Rypien earned his second-consecutive first team honor. He leads the conference in passing yards (3,341), passing touchdowns (23), completions (212) and passing years per game (278.4).

San Diego State swept three of the four individual awards, claiming Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year.

Senior running back Donnel Pumphrey earned his second-consecutive POY honor after he surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the third consecutive year, only the fourth player in Mountain West history to do so.

Pumphrey also ranks sixth in the nation in all-purpose rushing yards per game, second in rushing yards & rushing yards per game and 12th in rushing touchdowns.

Senior defensive back Damontae Kazee earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Rashaad Penny was named Special Teams Player of the Year.

Third-year Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl was named Coach of the Year after leading the Cowboys to an 8-4 overall record, six victories more than the 2015 season.

In conference, the Cowboys went 6-2, the best conference season in Wyoming’s history.

Freshman of the Year went to Wyoming linebacker Logan Wilson, who finished the season with 79 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks and three fumble recoveries.


Ryan Watson (Air Force) – DL

Weston Steelhammer (Air Force) – DB

Sam McCaskill (Boise State) – DL

David Moa (Boise State) – DL

Brett Rypien (Boise State) – QB

Thomas Sperbeck (Boise State) – WR

Travis Averill (Boise State) – OL

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