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Boise State football's Donte Deayon wins MW weekly award

Boise State junior cornerback Donte Deayon was named the Mountain West special teams player of the week Monday — the third straight week that a Bronco has won that award.

Boise State hadn’t had a conference special teams player of the week since November 2010 until this run.

Deayon was honored for his 75-yard punt return for a touchdown Saturday at Wyoming. It was the Broncos’ first punt return for a touchdown in four years.

Kicker Dan Goodale received the special teams award for the Nov. 8 game at New Mexico and linebacker Chris Santini (fake punt) was honored for the Nov. 15 game against San Diego State.

Deayon was the defensive player of the week Oct. 20. He is the first Bronco to win conference player of the week awards in two phases since defensive back and kick returner Quinton Jones in 2006.

The MW offensive player of the week was Colorado State running back Dee Hart, who contributed 272 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns in the Rams’ win against New Mexico.

The MW defensive player of the week was Colorado State linebacker Calvin Munson, who recorded 10 tackles, a forced fumble, a pick six and a tackle for loss in San Diego State’s win against Air Force.

Boise State’s weekly press conference runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. today. Injured wide receiver Matt Miller, who is among the seniors who will be celebrated Saturday, is scheduled to speak to the media for the first time since he got hurt. Watch IdahoStatesman.com late this afternoon for coverage.

Email me at ccripe@idahostatesman.com.

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