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SDSU junior linebacker Caden McDonald (#54) is one of five Aztecs to earn All-MW first team honors in 2020. SDSU junior linebacker Caden McDonald (#54) is one of five Aztecs to earn All-MW first team honors in 2020.
 


Fifteen Aztecs Earn All-MW Football Honors

For a second straight season, the Aztecs tied for the most first-team selections with five honorees.
By GoAztecs.com
 

San Diego State University had 15 players earn 2020 All-Mountain West Conference football postseason honors, the league announced this week.
 
For a second straight season, the Aztecs tied for the most first-team selections with five honorees, including four on the defensive side of the ball in sophomore defensive end Cameron Thomas, junior linebacker Caden McDonald, junior field cornerback Darren Hall and senior field warrior Tariq Thompson. Senior left tackle Kyle Spalding was the lone SDSU representative on the offensive first team.
 
SDSU also had four players selected to the second team in senior running back Greg Bell, senior right tackle Zachary Thomas, junior kick returner Jordan Byrd and senior punter Tanner Kuljian.
 
In addition, the Aztecs also had six honorable-mention picks, led by senior defensive backs Tayler Hawkins and Dwayne Johnson Jr., along with junior tight end Daniel Bellinger, junior defensive end Keshawn Banks, junior defensive tackle Jonah Tavai, and sophomore kicker Matt Araiza.
 
The 15 all-league selections are the most by a SDSU team since 2001 (16) and are the third most in the MW, while the five first-team honorees equaled San Jose State University for the most in the league. 
 
The all-conference awards are voted on by the league coaches and various media members from the league.

SDSU has withdrawn from bowl consideration, bringing its 2020 football campaign to an end. The Aztecs finish the season with a 4-4 overall record, including a 4-2 record in Mountain West play. 
 
The Aztecs rank among the national leaders in several categories, including fourth in total defense (283.5), 14th in scoring defense (17.8), 33rd in rushing offense (199.4) and 40th in scoring margin (+6.9).