Mountain West Special Teams Unsung Heroes

Discover why football captivates us all. From bone-crushing tackles by middle linebackers to gravity-defying catches by wide receivers, the sport offers heart-stopping moments. Yet, it’s the unsung heroes on Special Teams who often tip the scales in tightly contested games. Today, we celebrate these invaluable players whose contributions are often overshadowed. Here are the standout performers from the Mountain West Conference on Special Teams through Week 10.

1. Jose Pizano, K – UNLV

Pizano has been exceptional as the Place Kicker for the Runnin’ Rebs this season. He’s contributed an impressive 94 total points for UNLV, boasting a stellar 19/20 FGs and a perfect 37/37 on extra point tries. His longest field goal of the year, a 52-yarder, showcased his reliability and accuracy.

2. Jack Browning, K/P – San Diego State

While not as heavily relied upon as Pizano, Browning has showcased his long-distance kicking ability with an extraordinary 61-yard FG earlier in the season. His multitasking skills are also on display as he handles punting duties for SDSU, earning him the nickname “rocket-launcher” for his powerful leg.

3. Brandon Talton, K – Nevada

Talton’s impact goes beyond the numbers, with 10/14 FGs, 16/16 XPM, and 46 TP contributing significantly to the Wolf Pack’s success. Amidst the team’s offensive struggles, he remains a reliable point scorer and played a crucial role in their first victory of the season against San Diego State.

4. Jakorey Hawkins, S – Wyoming

Although not a kicker, Hawkins showcased the game-changing potential of Special Teams with a spectacular 60+ yard return for a touchdown after blocking a field goal. This clutch play sealed the game for Wyoming and earned Hawkins the title of Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week.

5. Malik Sherrod, RB – Fresno State

Known primarily for his offensive prowess, Sherrod delivered a standout performance on Special Teams with a game-changing 95-yard kick return in Fresno State’s victory over Boise State. His versatility and impact on both offense and Special Teams make him a rare talent.

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