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American Athletic Football 2022 All-Conference Team

Clayton Tune, Houston Cougars Football

The 2022 American Athletic All-Conference team is led by 20 selections from Cincinnati, with UCF (15) and Houston and East Carolina (13) up next. Tulane (13), Tulsa (12) and Memphis (11) check in with double-digit picks on the 2022 All-AAC squad.

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2022. 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 2022.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2022. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2022 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year. Also, team strength does not play a role in selections. These are the best individual players at each position in the league for '22.

American Athletic Football 2022 All-Conference Team

First-Team Offense

QB Clayton Tune, Houston
RB Keaton Mitchell, East Carolina
RB Tyjae Spears, Tulane
AP Ryan O'Keefe, UCF
WR Nathaniel Dell, Houston
WR Rashee Rice, SMU
TE Ryan Jones, East Carolina
C Jake Renfro, Cincinnati
OL Dylan O'Quinn, Cincinnati
OL Lorenz Metz, Cincinnati
OL Patrick Paul, Houston
OL Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane

First-Team Defense

DL Derek Parish, Houston
DL Elijah Chatman, SMU
DL Malik Vann, Cincinnati
DL Anthony Goodlow, Tulsa
LB Darius Hodges, Tulane
LB Donavan Mutin, Houston
LB Antonio Grier, USF
LB Deshawn Pace, Cincinnati
CB Arquon Bush, Cincinnati
CB Davonte Brown, UCF
S Gervarrius Owens, Houston
S Quindell Johnson, Memphis

First-Team Specialists

K Zack Long, Tulsa
P Lachlan Wilson, Tulsa
KR Brian Battie, USF
PR Ryan Montgomery, Cincinnati

Second-Team Offense

QB Tanner Mordecai, SMU
RB Isaiah Bowser, UCF
RB Jaren Mangham, USF
AP/RB Ta'Zhawn Henry, Houston
WR JuanCarlos Santana, Tulsa
WR Xavier Weaver, USF
TE Josh Whyle, Cincinnati
C Matt Lee, UCF
OL Demetris Harris, USF
OL Lokahi Pauole, UCF
OL Gerard Wheeler, Tulsa
OL Donovan Jennings, USF

Second-Team Defense

DL Tre'mon Morris-Brash, UCF
DL D'Anthony Jones, Houston
DL DeVere Levelston, SMU
DL Ricky Barber, UCF
DL Jowon Briggs, Cincinnati
LB Justin Wright, Tulsa
LB Nick Anderson, Tulane
LB Xavier Cullens, Memphis
CB Malik Fleming, East Carolina
CB Macon Clark, Tulane
S Divaad Wilson, UCF
S Kendarian Ray, Tulsa

Second-Team Specialists

K Owen Daffer, East Carolina
P Joe Doyle, Memphis
KR Bryan Massey, SMU
PR Jha'Quan Jackson, Tulane

Third-Team Offense

QB Michael Pratt, Tulane
RB Deneric Prince, Tulsa
RB Corey Kiner, Cincinnati
AP/RB Tre Siggers, SMU
WR Kobe Hudson, UCF
WR Tre Tucker, Cincinnati
WR Keylon Stokes, Tulsa 
TE Tyrick James, Tulane
C Brad Cecil, USF
OL Isaac Moore, Temple
OL Noah Henderson, East Carolina
OL Kip Frankland, Navy
OL Jaylon Thomas, SMU
OL James Tunstall, Cincinnati
OL Samuel Jackson, UCF

Third-Team Defense

DL Immanuel Hickman, East Carolina
DL Jaylon Allen, Memphis
DL Donald Berniard Jr., Navy
DL Jabari Taylor, Cincinnati
DL Turner Coxe, SMU
DL Nelson Ceaser, Houston
LB Ty Van Fossen, Cincinnati
LB Dorian Williams, Tulane
LB Jeremy Lewis, East Carolina
LB Jimmy Phillips, SMU
LB Dwayne Boyles, USF
CB Jadon Canady, Tulane
CB Corey Thornton, UCF
CB Cam Ruiz, Temple
S Rodney Owens, Memphis
S Ja'von Hicks, Cincinnati

Third-Team Specialists

K Spencer Shrader, USF
P Laine Wilkins, Houston
KR Tre Tucker, Cincinnati
PR Xavier Weaver, USF

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Fourth-Team Offense

QB Holton Ahlers, East Carolina
RB Anthony Watkins, Tulsa
RB Rahjai Harris, East Carolina
RB Jevyon Ducker, Memphis
RB/AP Johnny Richardson, UCF
WR C.J. Johnson, East Carolina
WR Javon Ivory, Memphis
WR Tyler Scott, Cincinnati
TE Leonard Taylor, Cincinnati
TE Christian Trahan, Houston
C Adam Klein, Temple
OL Austin Myers, Memphis
OL Jeremy Cooper, Cincinnati
OL Lirion Murtezi, Navy
OL Tank Jenkins, Houston
OL Joey Claybrook, Tulane
OL Matt Dale, Memphis

Fourth-Team Defense

DL Patrick Jenkins, Tulane
DL Chidozie Nwankwo, Houston
DL Wardalis Ducksworth, Memphis
DL Jerquavion Mahone, Temple
DL Elijah Morris, East Carolina
DL Rashawn Yates, USF
DL Adonis Friloux, Tulane
LB Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste, UCF
LB John Marshall, Navy
LB Jordan Magee, Temple
LB Jon-Michael Terry, Tulsa
LB Xavier Smith, East Carolina
CB Alex Hogan, Houston
CB Tyon Davis, Tulsa
CB Greg Rubin, Memphis
S Quadric Bullard, UCF
S Jireh Wilson, East Carolina

Fourth-Team Specialists

K Bijan Nichols, Navy
P Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati
KR Maquel Haywood, Navy
PR Amari Johnson, UCF

Total Selections on Athlon's 2022 All-AAC Team

Team

Number of Selections

Cincinnati

20

East Carolina

13

Houston

14

Memphis

11

Navy

6

SMU

9

Temple

5

Tulane

13

Tulsa

12

UCF

15

USF

11

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