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American Athletic 2016 All-Conference Team

Greg Ward

Greg Ward

Houston, USF and Temple are considered the top three teams and favorites to win the American Athletic Conference in 2016, so it should be no surprise these programs dominate the projected all-conference team by Athlon Sports. The Cougars and the Bulls are tied with 14 selections on Athlon Sports’ 2016 American Athletic all-conference team, with the Owls checking in at No. 3 with 11 selections. UConn and Tulsa are just a step behind with 10 picks.

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The 2016 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 2016.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2016. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2016 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 2016

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Greg Ward Houston  

Quinton Flowers USF 

Gunner Kiel Cincinnati 

Dane Evans Tulsa 

RB

Marlon Mack USF 

Dontrel Hilliard Tulane 

Dishan Romine Navy 

Mike Boone Cincinnati 

RB

Jahad Thomas Temple 

Duke Catalon Houston 

Doroland Dorceus Memphis 

Taj McGowan UCF 

AP

Arkeel Newsome UConn 

Sam Craft Memphis 

Trevon Brown East Carolina 

D'Angelo Brewer (RB) Tulsa 

WR

Zay Jones East Carolina 

Rodney Adams USF 

Ra'Shaad Samples Houston 

Ventell Bryant Temple 

WR

Keevan Lucas Tulsa 

Chance Allen Houston 

Jamir Tillman Navy 

Noel Thomas UConn 

WR

Courtland Sutton SMU 

Tre'Quan Smith UCF 

Josh Atkinson Tulsa 

Avery Peterson Cincinnati 

C

Deyshawn Bond Cincinnati 

Will Noble Houston 

Chandler Miller Tulsa 

Drew Kyser Memphis 

OL

Kofi Amichia USF 

Blake Belcher Tulsa 

Brian Carter Temple 

Evan Brown SMU 

OL

J.T. Boyd East Carolina 

Trevon Tate Memphis 

Na'Ty Rodgers Houston 

Robert Lindsey Navy 

OL

Dion Dawkins Temple 

Chris Taylor Tulane 

Gabe Kuhn Memphis 

Tyler Hudanick UCF 

OL

Ryan Leahy Cincinnati 

Dominique Threatt USF 

Andreas Knappe UConn 

Leon Johnson Temple 

 

First-Team
Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

B.J. Singleton Houston 

Luke Carrezola UConn 

Amos Mason Navy 

Ed Oliver Houston 

DL

Tanzel Smart Tulane 

Jamiyus Pittman UCF 

Fred Presley East Carolina 

Justin Lawler SMU 

DL

Folorunso Fatukasi UConn 

Deadrin Senat USF 

Bruce Hector USF 

Jeremy Smith Tulsa 

DL

Haason Reddick Temple 

Praise-Martin Oguike Temple 

Cameron Malveaux Houston 

Kevin Bronson USF 

LB

Steven Taylor Houston 

Matt Linscott Tulsa 

Jarred Alwan Temple 

Daniel Gonzales Navy 

LB

Nico Marley Tulane 

Eric Wilson Cincinnati 

Chequan Burkett UCF 

Tyus Bowser Houston 

LB

Auggie Sanchez USF 

Junior Joseph UConn 

Trent Martin Tulsa 

Jordan Williams East Carolina 

CB

Jamar Summers UConn 

Brandon Wilson Houston 

Jhavon Williams UConn 

Parry Nickerson Tulane 

CB

Sean Chandler  Temple 

Deatrick Nichols USF 

Brendon Clements* Navy 

DaShaun Amos East Carolina 

S

Zach Edwards Cincinnati 

Travon Simmons East Carolina 

Devin Abraham
USF 

Delvon Randall Temple  

S

Obi Melifonwu UConn 

Nate Godwin USF 

Jeremy Brady Tulsa 

Daiquan Thomasson Navy 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Jake Elliott Memphis 

Andrew Gantz Cincinnati 

Austin Jones Temple 

Bobby Puyol UConn 

P

Caleb Houston
UCF 

Worth Gregory East Carolina 

Spencer Smith Memphis 

Sam Geraci Cincinnati 

KR

Brandon Wilson Houston 

Rodney Adams USF 

Dishan Romine Navy 

Braedon West SMU 

PR

Tajee Fulwood USF 

Quay Johnson East Carolina 

Roderick Proctor Memphis 

Ra'Shaad Samples Houston 

Breakdown of Athlon's 2016 American Athletic All-Conference Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Cincinnati

Offense: 2 Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

UConn

Offense: 1 Defense: 3  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

East Carolina

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0  Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1  Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Houston

Offense: 1  Defense: 2  Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 3  Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2  Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

Memphis

Offense: 0  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Navy

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2  Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1  Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

SMU

Offense: 1  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1  Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Temple

Offense: 2  Defense: 2  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0  Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1  Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Tulane

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Tulsa

Offense: 1  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1  Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2  Defense: 2  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

UCF

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1  Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

USF

Offense: 2  Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 3 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

* Clements was dismissed from the team in early July.

(Credit to @UHCougarFB/Stephen Pinchback for the top photo of QB Greg Ward)