HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three Rainbow Warriors were selected to the preseason All-Mountain West team on Tuesday. Offensive lineman Dejon Allen, linebacker Jahlani Tavai, and safety Trayvon Henderson all earned preseason all-conference honors as announced at the Mountain West Football Media Summit.
Tavai, a junior linebacker, was the only 'Bow to earn first-team All-Mountain West accolades last season. The California native led the conference with 19.5 tackles for loss and was sixth in the league with 129 total tackles.
Allen, a senior offensive tackle, was a second-team preseason pick at Tuesday's media summit. Over the course of the 2016 season, his first playing left tackle, Allen started all 14 games and did not give up a single sack during drop-back pass plays.
Henderson received all-conference honorable mention honors. Last year he earned UH's team Defensive MVP Award after recording 90 total tackles, and 10.5 for a loss. He also had two sacks for a total loss of 19 yards during his junior campaign.