American Athletic 2017 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the AAC's best for 2017.

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. 

 

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.

 

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

 

Event Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 17:06

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