The Boise State football team had four players named to the All-Mountain West first team Tuesday to lead a group of 10 players honored overall.

Running back Jay Ajayi, offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr., defensive end Demarcus Lawrence and defensive tackle Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe were named to the first team.

Center Matt Paradis, safety Jeremy Ioane and defensive back Donte Deayon were named to the second team while kicker Dan Goodale and wide receivers Matt Miller and Shane Williams-Rhodes received honorable mention honors.

Lawrence was not selected as the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year despite leading the conference in sacks per game (.96) and tackles-for-loss per game (1.77). That award went to Colorado State linebacker Shaq Barrett.

Ajayi ran for 1,328 yards and 17 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore this season. He had six 100-yard games and had five games with at least two touchdowns.

Here's the complete list of honorees:

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Derek Carr, Sr., QB, Fresno State

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Shaquil Barrett, Sr., LB, Colorado State

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Carlos Wiggins, So., KR, New Mexico

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Tyler Winston, Fr., WR, San José State

COACH OF THE YEAR

Matt Wells, Utah State

2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL FIRST-TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos. Player Cl. Team

QB Derek Carr* Sr. Fresno State

WR Davante Adams* So. Fresno State

WR Chandler Jones Sr. San José State

RB Jay Ajayi So. Boise State

RB Kapri Bibbs So. Colorado State

TE Crockett Gillmore Sr. Colorado State

OL Charles Leno, Jr. Sr. Boise State

OL Weston Richburg Sr. Colorado State

OL Austin Wentworth* Sr. Fresno State

OL Joel Bitonio Sr. Nevada

OL Tyler Larsen Sr. Utah State

PK Jared Roberts Jr. Colorado State

PR/KR Carlos Wiggins So. New Mexico

DEFENSE

Pos. Player Cl. Team

DL Demarcus Lawrence* Jr. Boise State

DL Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe Sr. Boise State

DL Brock Hekking Jr. Nevada

DL Eddie Yarbrough So. Wyoming

LB Shaquil Barrett Sr. Colorado State

LB Keith Smith Sr. San José State

LB Jake Doughty Sr. Utah State

DB Derron Smith* Jr. Fresno State

DB Nat Berhe Sr. San Diego State

DB Bené Benwikere Sr. San José State

DB Nevin Lawson Sr. Utah State

P Ben Skaer Sr. New Mexico

*--Two-Time First-Team Selection

2013 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SECOND-TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos. Player Cl. Team

QB David Fales Sr. San José State

WR Devante Davis Jr. UNLV

WR Josh Harper Jr. Fresno State

RB Tim Cornett Sr. UNLV

RB Kasey Carrier Sr. New Mexico

TE Marcel Jensen Sr. Fresno State

OL Matt Paradis Sr. Boise State

OL Ty Sambrailo Jr. Colorado State

OL Bryce Quigley Sr. San Diego State

OL Nicholas Kaspar Sr. San José State

OL Brett Boyko Jr. UNLV

PK Austin Lopez So. San José State

PR/KR Isaiah Burse Sr. Fresno State

DEFENSE

Pos. Player Cl. Team

DL Tyeler Davison Jr. Fresno State

DL Beau Yap Jr. Hawai‘i

DL B.J. Larsen Jr. Utah State

DL AJ Pataili‘i Sr. Utah State

LB Ejiro Ederaine So. Fresno State

LB Kyler Fackrell So. Utah State

LB Zach Vigil Jr. Utah State

DB Donte Deayon So. Boise State

DB Jeremy Ioane Jr. Boise State

DB Shaq Bell Sr. Colorado State

DB Marqueston Huff Sr. Wyoming

P Chase Tenpenny Sr. Nevada

2013 HONORABLE MENTION

Air Force: Will Conant, Jr., PK; Michael Husar, Sr., OL.

Boise State: Dan Goodale, Jr., PK; Matt Miller, Jr., WR; Shane Williams-Rhodes, So., WR/PR/KR.

Colorado State: Kivon Cartwright, Jr., TE; Max Morgan, Jr., LB.

Fresno State: Isaiah Burse, Sr., WR; L.J. Jones, Sr., DB; Karl Mickelsen, Jr., LB; Nikko Motta, Sr., DL; Garrett Swanson, So., P; Cody Wichmann, Jr., OL.

Hawai‘i: Ben Clarke, So., OL; Brenden Daley, Sr., LB; Clark Evans, Sr., TE; Scott Harding, Jr., P; John Hardy-Tuliau, Sr., DB; Art Laurel, Sr., LB; Siasau Matagiese, Sr., DL; Ne’Quan Phillips, So., DB.

Nevada: Charles Garrett, Jr., DB; Brandon Wimberly, Sr., WR.

New Mexico: Dallas Bollema, Sr., LB; Brett Bowers, Jr., DL; LaMar Bratton, Jr., OL; Dillon Farrell, Sr., OL; Darryl Johnson, Sr., OL.

San Diego State: Colin Lockett, Sr., PR/KR; Adam Muema, Jr., RB; Terry Poole, Jr., OL; Ezell Ruffin, Jr., WR; Nick Tenhaeff, Sr., LB; J.J. Whittaker, Jr., DB.

San José State: Billy Freeman, Fr., TE; Ryan Jones, Sr., OL.

UNLV: Frank Crawford, Sr., DB; Mark Garrick, Sr., DL; Cameron Jefferson, Jr., OL; Tani Maka, Sr., LB; Marcus Sullivan, Jr., PR/KR; Peni Vea, So., DB; Robert Waterman, Jr., OL.

Utah State: Maurice Alexander, Sr., DB; Joey DeMartino, Sr., RB; Nick Diaz, Jr., PK; Jamie Markosian, Sr., OL; Bruce Natson, So., PR/KR; Eric Schultz, Sr., OL; Brian Suite, Jr., DB.

Wyoming: Robert Herron, Sr., WR; Brett Smith, Jr., QB; Jordan Stanton, Jr., LB.

  • B.J Rains covers Boise State athletics for the Idaho Press-Tribune. He also makes daily appearances on ESPN Boise.

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