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American Athletic 2017 All-Conference Team

Quinton Flowers, USF Football

Quinton Flowers, USF Football

USF is the projected top Group of 5 team from the 2017 Athlon Sports rankings, and the Bulls are loaded with talent for coach Charlie Strong’s debut. USF features 15 players on the 2017 American Athletic All-Conference team by Athlon Sports, which is the most of any team in the league. In addition to star quarterback Quinton Flowers, the Bulls have three first-team defenders. Memphis (13) falls just behind the Bulls, with Tulsa (11) and UCF (11) in the next tier. 

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Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2017. 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 2017.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

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American Athletic 2017 All-Conference Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Quinton Flowers USF 

Riley Ferguson Memphis 

Kyle Allen Houston 

Ben Hicks SMU 

RB

D'Angelo Brewer Tulsa 

Dontrell Hilliard Tulane 

Chris High Navy 

Duke Catalon Houston 

RB

Ryquell Armstead Temple 

Mike Boone Cincinnati 

Doroland Dorecus Memphis 

Jawon Hamilton UCF 

AP

Braedon West SMU 

Arkeel Newsome UConn 

D'Ernest Johnson USF 

Darryl Bonner Navy 

WR

Courtland Sutton SMU 

Tre'Quan Smith UCF 

Justin Hobbs Tulsa 

Phil Mayhue Memphis 

WR

Anthony Miller Memphis 

Ventell Bryant Temple 

Marquez Valdes-Scantling USF 

Devin Gray Cincinnati 

WR

Linell Bonner Houston 

Jimmy Williams East Carolina 

Jordan Akins (TE) UCF 

Mitchell Wilcox (TE) USF 

C

Chandler Miller Tulsa 

Cameron Ruff USF 

John Leglue (OL) Tulane 

Matt Peart (OL) UConn 

OL

Evan Plagg Tulsa 

Drew Kyser Memphis 

Jeremi Hall USF 

Tyler Hudanick UCF 

OL

Tyler Bowling Tulsa  

Will Noble Houston 

Brandon Smith East Carolina 

Korey Cunningham Cincinnati 

OL

Evan Brown SMU 

Andrew Wood Navy 

Jovahn Fair Temple 

Josh Jones Houston 

OL

Evan Martin Navy 

Gabe Kuhn Memphis 

Leon Johnson Temple 

Marcus Norman USF 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

Ed Oliver  Houston 

Jamiyus Pittman UCF 

Kevin Mouhon Cincinnati 

Jonathan Wilson Memphis 

DL

Justin Lawler SMU 

Jesse Brubaker Tulsa 

Ade Aruna Tulane 

Michael Dogbe Temple 

DL

Deadrin Senat USF 

Bruce Hector USF 

Luke Carrezola UConn 

Jarvis Polu Navy 

DL

Cortez Broughton Cincinnati 

Tony Guerad UCF 

Folo Fatukasi UConn 

Jeremy Smith Tulsa 

LB

Genard Avery Memphis 

Matthew Adams Houston 

Vontae Diggs UConn 

Jordan Williams East Carolina 

LB

Auggie Sanchez USF 

Junior Joseph UConn 

D.J. Palmore Navy 

Kyran Mitchell SMU 

LB

Shaquem Griffin UCF 

Micah Thomas Navy 

Craig Suits Tulsa 

Curtis Akins Memphis 

CB

Parry Nickerson Tulane 

Jordan Wyatt SMU 

Jarrod Franklin Tulane 

Tajee Fullwood USF 

CB

Deatrick Nichols USF 

Jamar Summers UConn 

Kerwin Thomas Tulsa 

McKinley Whitfield Tulsa 

S

Garrett Davis Houston 

Alohi Gilman*  Navy 

Travon Simmons East Carolina 

Tim Irvin East Carolina 

S

Sean Chandler Temple 

Delvon Randall Temple 

Jonathan Cook Memphis 

Shawn  Burgess-Becker UCF 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Aaron Boumerhi Temple 

Matthew Wright UCF 

Redford Jones Tulsa 

Bennett Moehring Navy 

P

Spencer Smith Memphis 

Jonathan Hernandez USF 

Dane Roy Houston 

Zachary Block Tulane 

KR

Tony Pollard Memphis 

Adrian Killins UCF 

Sherman Badie Tulane  

D'Ernest Johnson USF 

PR

D'Ernest Johnson USF 

Chris Johnson UCF 

Anthony Miller Memphis 

Sean Chandler Temple 

* Gilman left Navy after the 2017 all-conference team was released.

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2017 American Athletic All-Conference Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Cincinnati

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Connecticut

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 3 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

East Carolina

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Houston

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense:  1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Memphis

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 2

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Navy

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

SMU

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Temple

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Tulane

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Tulsa

Offense: 4 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

UCF

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 3

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

USF

Offense: 1 Defense: 3 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1