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Hawaii picked to finish seventh in Mountain West

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HONOLULU – A new coaching staff, new philosophies, and a lot of new faces add up to the number seven for the University of Hawaii Warriors.  As in, seventh place.  The Warriors were picked to finish in that slot in the Mountain West preseason poll.

Boise State was chosen as the preseason number-one.  The Broncos got 27 first-place votes.

 

Rk.

Team (first-place votes)

Points

1.

Boise State (27)

296

2.

Nevada

244

3.

Fresno State (2)

231

4.

Wyoming

213

5.

San Diego State (1)

173

6.

Air Force

170

7.

Hawai`i

116

8.

Colorado State

111

9.

UNLV

63

10.

New Mexico

33

 

The Mountain West preseason All-Conference team was also announced.  Defensive End Paipai Falemalu was the only Warrior named to the squad.

 

2012 Mountain West Football
Preseason All-Conference Team

Offense

QB

Derek Carr

Jr.

Fresno State

WR

Matt Miller

R-So.

Boise State

WR

Colin Lockett

Jr.

San Diego State

RB

Robbie Rouse

Sr.

Fresno State

RB

Chris Nwoke**

Jr.

Colorado State

OL

Chris Barker

Sr.

Nevada

OL

Joe Kellogg

R-Sr.

Boise State

OL

Weston Richburg**

Jr.

Colorado State

OL

Nick Carlson**

Sr.

Wyoming

OL

Jeff Nady

Sr.

Nevada

TE

Gavin Escobar*

Jr.

San Diego State

Defense

DL

Mike Purcell

Sr.

Wyoming

DL

Mike Atkinson

R-Sr.

Boise State

DL

Paipai Falemalu

Sr.

Hawai`i

DL

Jack Reynoso

Jr.

Nevada

LB

Travis Brown

Sr.

Fresno State

LB

Shaquil Barrett

Jr.

Colorado State

LB

Alex Means

Sr.

Air Force

DB

Leon McFadden*

Sr.

San Diego State

DB

Duke Williams

Sr.

Nevada

DB

Luke Ruff**

Sr.

Wyoming

DB

Jamar Taylor

R-Sr.

Boise State

Specialists

P

Pete Kontodiakos**

Sr.

Colorado State

PK

Parker Herrington#*

Sr.

Air Force

Ret.

Mitch Burroughs

R-Sr.

Boise State

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year:

Derek Carr, Jr., QB, Fresno State

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year:

Leon McFadden, Sr., DB, San Diego State

Preseason Special Teams Player of the Year:

Mitch Burroughs, R-Sr., RS, Boise State

# - unanimous 2012 preseason selection.
* - member of the 2011 All-Mountain West first-team.
** - member of the 2011 All-Mountain West second-team.