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Mountain West Preview: Preseason All-Conference Team

A common theme in our staff’s predictions for the 2013 season in the Mountain West was the conference’s surprising depth. That all starts with the guys under center. It’s not a stretch to say the MWC may have the best collection of quarterbacks in the country.

There’s productivity for miles, with four returning field generals who finished in the top 20 nationally in passer rating. The league also boasts dual threats such as Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton and Nevada’s Cody Fajardo who can just as easily make plays with their feet as their arms.

Leaving guys like Keeton and David Fales of San Jose State off of CBR’s 2013 Preseason All-Mountain West Team sucks, but there can be only QB. We’re going with Fresno State senior Derek Carr (344-of-511 pass attempts, 4,104 passing yards, 37 touchdown passes and 7 interceptions in 2012). Former No. 1 overall NFL draft pick David Carr’s baby brother leads a group of five Bulldogs to make the squad.

Offense

QB: Derek Carr, Senior, Fresno State
RB: Casey Karrier, Senior, New Mexico
RB: Adam Muema, Junior, San Diego State
WR: Davante Adams, Sophomore, Fresno State
WR: Noel Grigsby, Senior, San Jose State
TE: Kivon Cartwright, Junior, Colorado State
OL: Austin Wentworth, Senior, Fresno State
OL: Matt Paradis, Senior, Boise State
OL: Tyler Larsen, Senior, Utah State
OL: Weston Richburg, Senior, Colorado State
OL: Charles Leno, Senior, Boise State

Defense

DL: Tyeler Davidson, Junior, Fresno State
DL: Travis Raciti, Junior, San Jose State
DL: Demarcus Lawrence, Junior, Boise State
DL: Brock Hekking, Junior, Nevada
LB: Jake Doughty, Senior, Utah State
LB: Kyler Fackrell, Sophomore, Utah State
LB: Dallas Bollema, Senior, New Mexico
DB: Derron Smith, Senior, Fresno State
DB: Nat Berhe, Senior, San Diego State
DB: Christian Spears, Junior, Air Force
DB: Bene Benwikere, Senior, San Jose State

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