Redshirt junior nose tackle David Moa was named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award.
Moa was named to the All-Mountain West first team after leading the Broncos with 8.5 sacks while posting 10.5 tackles-for-loss from the nose tackle spot last season.
Moa is one of four mountain west defenders to make the Bednarik Award list.
The San Diego native also knocked down four passes at the line of scrimmage and blocked a field goal.
His sack total ranked second in the Mountain West, and Moa's overall play garnered national attention as he was a 2016 midseason addition to the watch lists for the Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Polynesian football hall of fame Polynesian college football player of the year award.