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American Athletic 2015 All-Conference Team

Gunner Kiel

Gunner Kiel

The American Athletic Conference should have a contender (or two) for the top spot among Group of 5 leagues for the right to play in one of college football’s top bowl games. And this league has added stability with the addition of Navy, giving the conference two six-team divisions and a conference championship in 2015.

The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project what could happen this year.

Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the American Athletic Conference last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2015.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2015. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2015 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

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Athlon's American Athletic All-Conference Team for 2015

 

First-Team
Offense

Second-Team
Offense

Third-Team
Offense

Fourth-Team
Offense

QB

Gunner Kiel
Cincinnati 

Keenan Reynolds
Navy 

Paxton Lynch
Memphis 

Greg Ward
Houston  

RB

Marlon Mack
USF 

William Stanback
UCF 

Sherman Badie
Tulane 

Chris Hairston
East Carolina 

RB

Kenneth Farrow
Houston 

Chris Swain
Navy   

Hosey Williams
Cincinnati 

Zaire Williams
Temple 

AP

Isaiah Jones (WR)
East Carolina 

Keyarris Garrett (WR)
Tulsa 

Mike Boone (RB)
Cincinnati 

Rodney Adams (WR)
USF 

WR

Keevan Lucas
Tulsa 

Shaq Washington
Cincinnati 

Darius Joseph
SMU 

Chris Moore
Cincinnati 

WR

Mekale McKay
Cincinnati 

Demarcus Ayers
Houston 

Mose Frazier
Memphis 

Jamir Tillman
Navy 

TE

Alan Cross
Memphis 

Bryce Williams
East Carolina 

Charles Jones
Tulane 

Colin Thompson
Temple 

C

Kyle Friend
Temple 

Deyshawn Bond
Cincinnati 

Taylor Lasecki
SMU 

Gabe Kuhn
Memphis 

OG

J.T. Boyd
East Carolina 

B. Gudmundsson
USF 

Joey Grant
UCF 

Thor Jozwiak
USF 

OG

E.K. Binns
Navy 

Quincy McKinney
East Carolina 

Chris Wallace
Tulsa 

Zach Johnson (OT)
Houston 

OT

Parker Ehinger
Cincinnati 

Garrett Stafford
Tulsa 

Alex Cooper
Houston 

Chavis Dickey
UCF 

OT

Ike Harris
East Carolina 

Taylor Fallin
Memphis 

Kris Weeks
SMU 

Arturo Uzdavinis
Tulane 

 

First-Team
Defense

Second-Team
Defense

Third-Team
Defense

Fourth-Team
Defense

DL

Thomas Niles
UCF 

Derrick Alexander
Tulsa 

B.J. Singleton
Houston 

Terrell Stanley
East Carolina 

DL

Praise-MartinOguike, Temple 

Royce LaFrance
Tulane 

Derrick Calloway
USF  

Zach Wood
SMU 

DL

Silverberry Mouhon
Cincinnati 

Bernard Sarra
Navy 

Derrick Luetjen
Tulsa 

Tanzel Smart
Tulane 

DL

Matt Ioannidis
Temple 

Jamiyus Pittman
UCF 

Will Anthony
Navy 

Julian Campenni
UConn 

LB

Tyler Matakevich
Temple 

Nico Marley
Tulane  

Jackson Dillon
Memphis 

Jonathan Yenga
SMU 

LB

Zeek Bigger
East Carolina 

Graham Stewart
UConn 

Steven Taylor
Houston 

Marquise Vann
UConn 

LB

Nigel Harris
USF 

Montese Overton
East Carolina 

Craig Suits
Tulsa 

Nate D. Smith
Temple 

CB

William Jackson
Houston 

Parry Nickerson
Tulane 

Brendon Clements
Navy 

Sean Chandler
Temple 

CB

Josh Hawkins
East Carolina 

Tavon Young
Temple 

Jhavon Williams
UConn 

Alex Wells (S)
Temple 

S

Zach Edwards
Cincinnati 

Trevon Stewart
Houston 

Jamie Byrd
USF 

Andrew Adams
UConn 

S

Adrian McDonald
Houston 

Darion Monroe
Tulane 

Michael Mudoh
Tulsa 

Obi Melifonwu
UConn 

 

First-Team
Specialists

Second-Team
Specialists

Third-Team
Specialists

Fourth-Team
Specialists

K

Jake Elliott
Memphis 

Andrew Gantz
Cincinnati 

Kyle Bullard
Houston 

Austin Grebe
Navy 

P

Mattias Ciabatti
USF  

Dalton Parks
Tulsa 

Worth Gregory
East Carolina 

Spencer Smith
Memphis 

KR

Deion Sanders Jr.
SMU 

D'Angelo Brewer
Tulsa 

Johnny Holton
Cincinnati 

Jordan Akins
UCF 

PR

Trevon Brown
East Carolina 

Shaq Washington
Cincinnati 

Hassan Childs
USF 

Conner Floyd
Tulsa 

2015 American Athletic Conference Predictions, Preview and Season Awards

Breakdown of Athlon's 2015 American Athletic All-Conference Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Cincinnati

Offense: 3
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Connecticut

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 4
Sp. Teams: 0

East Carolina

Offense: 3
Defense: 2 
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Houston

Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Memphis

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 1 
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Navy

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

SMU

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 0

South Florida

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 2
Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Temple

Offense: 1
Defense: 3
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 3
Sp. Teams: 0

Tulane

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 4
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Tulsa

Offense: 1 
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1
Defense: 3
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1

UCF

Offense: 0
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 1
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1
Defense: 0
Sp. Teams: 1