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American Athletic 2018 All-Conference Team

McKenzie Milton, UCF Football

McKenzie Milton, UCF Football

UCF has its sights set on another undefeated record in 2018, and new coach Josh Heupel inherits a roster stacked with talent, including All-America candidate and quarterback McKenzie Milton. The Knights have 14 selections on Athlon’s 2018 American Athletic All-Conference team, which is the most of any program in the league. Including Milton, UCF features nine players earning first-team All-AAC honors. Memphis ranks second in the American Athletic with 13 selections, followed by Temple (12), and SMU and Houston tied with 10.

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Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2018. 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 2018.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2018. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2018 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

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American Athletic 2018 All-Conference Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

McKenzie Milton UCF 

Malcolm Perry Navy 

Jonathan Banks Tulane 

Ben Hicks SMU 

RB

Shamari Brooks Tulsa 

Xavier Jones SMU 

Gerrid Doaks Cincinnati 

Braeden West  SMU 

RB

Darrell Henderson Memphis 

Ryquell Armstead Temple 

Darius Bradwell Tulane 

Jordan Cronkrite USF 

AP

Adrian Killins UCF 

Patrick Taylor Memphis 

Otis Anderson UCF 

Kevin Mensah UConn 

WR

Trevon Brown East Carolina 

James Proche SMU 

Isaiah Wright Temple 

Anthony Gargiulo (RB) Navy 

WR

Dredrick Snelson UCF 

Justin Hobbs Tulsa 

Damonte Coxie Memphis 

Terren Encalade Tulane 

TE

Joey Magnifico Memphis 

Mitchell Wilcox USF 

Sean Dykes Memphis 

Hergy Mayala (WR) UConn 

C

Jordan Johnson UCF 

Chandler Miller Tulsa 

Matt Hennessy Temple 

Kahlil Lewis (WR) Cincinnati 

OL

Trevon Tate Memphis 

Andrew Wood Navy 

Chad Pursley SMU 

Tyre McCants (WR) USF 

OL

Marcus Norman USF 

Josh Jones Houston 

John Spellacy East Carolina 

Jovahn Fair Temple 

OL

Tyler Bowling Tulsa 

Drew Kyser Memphis 

Corey Dublin Tulane 

Eric Mayes USF 

OL

Wyatt Miller UCF 

Will Noble Houston 

Jake Hawk Navy 

Willie Wright Tulsa 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

Ed Oliver Houston 

Quincy Roche Temple 

Kevin Bronson USF 

Kevin Mouhon Cincinnati 

DL

Marquise Copeland Cincinnati 

Jarvis Polu Navy 

Jackson Pittman Navy 

Dan Archibong Temple 

DL

Trysten Hill UCF 

Cortez Broughton Cincinnati 

Robert Kennedy Tulane 

Isaiah Chambers Houston 

DL

Greg Reaves USF 

O'Bryan Goodson Memphis 

Jerard Carter Houston 

Sam Franklin (LB) Temple 

LB

Pat Jasinski UCF 

Perry Young Cincinnati 

Cooper Edmiston Tulsa 

Zachery Harris Tulane 

LB

Shaun Bradley Temple 

Khalid McGee USF 

Emeke Egbule Houston 

Richard Moore SMU 

LB

Curtis Akins Memphis 

Kyran Mitchell SMU 

Hudson Sullivan Navy 

Deontay Anderson (S) Houston 

CB

T.J. Carter Memphis 

Donnie Lewis Tulane 

Tyler Coyle UConn 

Roderic Teamer (S) Tulane  

CB

Jordan Wyatt SMU 

Ronnie Hoggins USF 

Nevelle Clarke UCF 

Reggie Robinson Tulsa 

S

Delvon Randall Temple 

McKinley Whitfield Tulsa 

Austin Hall Memphis 

Mikial Onu SMU 

S

Kyle Gibson UCF 

Sean Williams Navy 

Garrett Davis Houston 

Tre Neal UCF 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Matthew Wright UCF 

Caden Novikoff Houston 

Aaron Boumerhi Temple 

Jake Verity East Carolina 

P

James Smith Cincinnati 

Dane Roy Houston 

Thomas Bennett Tulsa 

Mac Loudermilk UCF 

KR

Tony Pollard Memphis 

Michael Warren Cincinnati 

Adrian Killins UCF 

Isaiah Wright Temple 

PR

Isaiah Wright Temple 

John Williams Memphis 

Quayvon Skanes UConn 

James Proche SMU 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2018 American Athletic All-Conference Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Cincinnati

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

UConn

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

East Carolina

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Special Teams: 1

Houston

Offense: 0 Defense: 1  Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 2

Offense: 0 Defense: 3 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Memphis

Offense: 3 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Navy

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

SMU

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Temple

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Tulane

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Tulsa

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0  Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

UCF

Offense: 5 Defense: 3 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

USF

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

(McKenzie Milton photo courtesy of UCF, Ed Oliver photo courtesy of @UHCougarFB)