American Athletic 2018 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the AAC's best for 2018.

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.

 

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.

 

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)

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 17:30

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