Two Nevada players named preseason All-Mountain West
LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s senior offensive lineman Austin Corbett and junior defensive end Malik Reed were placed on the preseason All-Mountain West team, as announced by the league Tuesday during the 2017 MW Media Summit.
A product from Reed High School, Corbett started in all 12 games last season and will take a streak of 36 consecutive starts into the 2017 campaign. Corbett was named second team All-Mountain West as a junior after he paved the way for former running back James Butler to rush for more than 1,000 yards for a second consecutive season and average 111.3 rushing yards per game, which ranked in the top 20 in the nation. Corbett led the team in knockdown blocks and was second on the team in cut blocks.
Reed, a 6-foot-1, 245-pound returning starter, posted a breakout sophomore season on his way to earning second team All-Mountain West honors. The Alabama native led the Wolf Pack with 9.5 tackles for loss, including 5.0 sacks, which tied for 10th in the league. Reed’s 59 total tackles on the year were fifth-most on the team and ranked second among the league’s defensive linemen. Additionally, Reed’s three fumbles forced tied for the team lead.
• The Wolf Pack as a team was picked to finish fourth in the West Division. San Diego State was a unanimous selection to capture the West Division title, receiving 28 first place votes. On the Mountain Division side, Boise State was predicted to claim the regular season title with 21 first place votes, followed by Colorado State which received six first place votes and Wyoming’s one first place vote.
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