The historic wins just keep coming for Weber State
The Wildcats won their third-straight Big Sky Conference title with a 7–1 record during the regular season, earning the No. 3 seed in the FCS Playoffs and advancing to the semi-finals for the first time in team history. Overall, the Wildcats finished the season 11–4, a tie for the most victories in school history. But the Wildcats weren’t satisfied with just those accolades.
The team finished the 2019 season ranked third in the country in the FCS STATS media poll and the AFCA Coaches poll — the highest end-of-season ranking ever for the team. Weber State led the Big Sky with 14 players selected to the all-conference teams, including five players named to the first team. Senior defensive end Jonah Williams was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the fifth player in team history to earn defensive honors. Williams ended the season with 62 tackles, with a total of 7.5 sacks for a loss of 68 yards. He was also named the 2019–20 Weber State Male Athlete of the Year and the Big Sky Scholar Athlete. In April 2020, Williams signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams.
Head coach Jay Hill, who is returning for his seventh season, was named the AFCA Region 5 Coach of the Year in 2019. Hill led the Wildcats to a perfect 8–0 home record in 2019, and has the highest conference winning percentage in program history.
In July, the Wildcats were named No. 1 in both the Big Sky Conference media and coaches 2020 preseason polls, another first in team history. Eight players were also named to the preseason all-conference team.