American Athletic Football 2020 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the AAC's best for 2020

The 2020 American Athletic All-Conference team is led by 17 selections from UCF, with Memphis and Cincinnati each featuring 13 picks. Those three teams are the frontrunners to win the conference in 2020, so it should be no surprise they top the list of most selections. Tulane (12), Temple (10) and Navy (10) headline the next tier of selections on the 2020 all-conference picks from the AAC.

 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2020Now, 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 2020.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2020. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2020 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

American Athletic Football 2020 All-Conference Team

 

First-Team Offense  

 

QB       Shane Buechele, SMU

RB       Shamari Brooks, Tulsa

RB       Gerrid Doaks, Cincinnati

AP       Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis

WR      Marquez Stevenson, Houston

WR      Damonte Coxie, Memphis

TE       Kylen Granson, SMU

C         Dylan Parham, Memphis

OL       Cole Schneider, UCF

OL       Jaylon Thomas, SMU

OL       Vincent Picozzi, Temple

OL       James Hudson, Cincinnati

           

First-Team Defense 

 

DL       Elijah Ponder, Cincinnati

DL       Ifeanyi Maijeh, Temple

DL       Kenny Turnier, UCF

DL       Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati

LB       Diego Fagot, Navy

LB       Patrick Johnson, Tulane

LB       Zaven Collins, Tulsa

CB       Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati

CB       K.J. Sails, USF

S         Richie Grant, UCF

S         James Wiggins, Cincinnati

           

First-Team Specialists          

 

K         Riley Patterson, Memphis

P         James Smith, Cincinnati

KR       Marquez Stevenson, Houston

PR       Otis Anderson, UCF

 

Second-Team Offense 

        

QB       Dillon Gabriel, UCF

RB       Corey Dauphine, Tulane

RB       Jamale Carothers, Navy

AP       Keylon Stokes, Tulsa

WR      C.J. Johnson, East Carolina

WR      Reggie Roberson, SMU

TE       Sean Dykes, Memphis

C         Brad Cecil, USF

OL       D'Ante Smith, East Carolina

OL       Corey Dublin, Tulane

OL       Billy Honaker, Navy

OL       Peter Nestrowitz, Navy

           

Second-Team Defense  

       

DL       O'Bryan Goodson, Memphis

DL       Joseph Dorceus, Memphis

DL       Daniel Archibong, Temple

DL       Payton Turner, Houston

LB        Richard McBryde, SMU

LB        Eric Mitchell, UCF

LB        Jarell White, Cincinnati

CB       T.J. Carter, Memphis

CB       Aaron Robinson, UCF

S          Antwan Collier, UCF

S          Darrick Forrest, Cincinnati

           

Second-Team Specialists

    

K         Jake Verity, East Carolina

P         Trent Schneider, USF

KR       Tyler Snead, East Carolina

PR       Pop Williams, Memphis

 

Third-Team Offense
 

QB       Brady White, Memphis

RB       Greg McCrae, UCF

RB       Re'Mahn Davis, Temple

AP       Otis Anderson, UCF

WR      Jadan Blue, Temple

WR      Tre Nixon, UCF

TE       Christian Trahan, Houston

C         Jakari Robinson, Cincinnati

OL       Samuel Jackson, UCF

OL       Chris Paul, Tulsa

OL       Manuel Orona-Lopez, Memphis

OL       Isaac Moore, Temple

           

Third-Team Defense  
         

DL       J'arius Warren, Navy

DL       Cameron Sample, Tulane

DL       Randy Charlton, UCF

DL       Turner Coxe, SMU

LB        Grant Stuard, Houston

LB        Xavier Smith, East Carolina

LB        Dwayne Boyles USF

CB       Christian Braswell, Temple

CB       Jaylon Monroe, Tulane

S          Kevin Brennan, Navy

S          Davondre Robinson, East Carolina

           

Third-Team Specialists      
  

K         Dalton Witherspoon, Houston

P         Adam Williams, Memphis

KR       Amare Jones, Tulane

PR       Ryan Montgomery, Cincinnati

 

Fourth-Team Offense
 

QB       Holton Ahlers, East Carolina

RB       Johnny Ford, USF

RB       Amare Jones, Tulane
RB       Kyle Porter, Houston

AP       CJ Williams, Navy

WR      Alec Pierce, Cincinnati

WR      Tyler Snead, East Carolina

C         Gerard Wheeler, Tulsa

OL       Joey Claybrook, Tulane

OL       Donovan Jennings, USF

OL       Adam Klein, Temple

OL       Hayden Howerton, SMU
OL       Parker Boudreaux, UCF

           

Fourth-Team Defense

 

DL       De'Andre Williams, Tulane

DL       Jaxson Player, Tulsa

DL       Jackson Perkins, Navy

DL       Curtis Brooks, Cincinnati

DL       Kalia Davis, UCF

LB        Marvin Moody, Tulane

LB        Isaiah Graham-Mobley, Temple

LB        JJ Russell, Memphis

CB       Tay Gowan, UCF

CB       Ja'Quan McMillian, East Carolina

CB       Michael McMorris, Navy

S          Amir Tyler, Temple

S          Evan Fochtman, Navy

           

Fourth-Team Specialists

 

        Merek Glover, Tulane

P         Andrew Osteen, UCF

KR       Keylon Stokes, Tulsa

PR       Amare Jones, Tulane

 

Total Selections on Athlon's 2020 All-AAC Team

Team Number of Selections
Cincinnati 13
East Carolina 9
Houston 7
Memphis 13
Navy 10
SMU 7
Temple 10
Tulane 12
Tulsa 7
UCF 17
USF 6

 

(Top photo by Vladimir Cherry/SMU)

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