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Rypien one of two Mountain West quarterbacks on watchlist for top award

Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien (4) and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen shake hands at the end of the game at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyo., on Oct. 29, 2016.
Boise State quarterback Brett Rypien (4) and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen shake hands at the end of the game at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyo., on Oct. 29, 2016. jjaszewski@idahostatesman.com

Another day, another watchlist appearance for Boise State junior quarterback Brett Rypien.

Already on the watchlist for the Maxwell Award honoring the nation’s top offensive player, plus two that honor off-field work, Rypien was one of 30 quarterbacks named to the Davey O’Brien Award watchlist Wednesday.

The only other Mountain West quarterback making an appearance is Josh Allen of Wyoming, a potential No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick. Both will be appearing at the Mountain West Football Media Summit next week in Las Vegas.

Rypien was named first-team All-Mountain West his first two seasons with Broncos. Last season, he led the conference with 3,646 passing yards, while also leading in completions (244) and attempts (394) while finishing second with 24 touchdown passes. His 6,999 career passing yards are No. 2 among Football Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks.

Boise State football watchlists

Center Mason Hampton: Rimington Trophy (top center)

Offensive tackle Archie Lewis: Outland Trophy (top interior lineman)

Defensive tackle David Moa: Bednarik Award (top defensive player); Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player); Outland Trophy

Tight end Jake Roh: Mackey Award (top tight end)

Quarterback Brett Rypien: Maxwell Award (top offensive player); Allstate AFCA Good Works Team; Wuerffel Trophy (community service, athletics, academic achievement); Davey O’Brien Award (top quarterback)

Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson: Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player); Biletnikoff Award (top receiver)

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