Athlon's 2011 All-Conference USA Team

With a new coaching staff, will G.J. Kinne match last season's numbers?

Athlon continues our countdown to the upcoming season with our first and second All-Conference USA teams for the 2011 season. Click here for all our college football team previews, rankings and predictions.

First-team Offense

QB Case Keenum, Houston
RB Orleans Darkwa, Tulane
RB Zach Line, SMU
WR Patrick Edwards, Houston
WR Lance Lewis, East Carolina
TE Luke Willson, Rice
C Blake McJunkin, SMU
OL Clint Anderson, Tulsa
OL Kelvin Beachum, SMU
OL Matt McCants, UAB
OL Chris Thompson, Houston

First-team Defense

DL Vinny Curry, Marshall
DL Cordarro Law, Southern Miss
DL Darius Nall, UCF
DL Taylor Thompson, SMU
LB Ja'Gared Davis, SMU
LB Trent Mackey, Tulane
LB Marcus McGraw, Houston
CB Emanuel Davis, East Carolina
CB Josh Robinson, UCF
S Kemal Ishmael, UCF
S Marco Nelson, Tulsa

First-team Specialists

K Danny Hrapmann, Southern Miss
P Kyle Martens, Rice
KR Quincy McDuffie, UCF
PR Patrick Edwards, Houston

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2011 C-USA All-Conference Team

  1st Team 2nd Team Overall
East Carolina 2 1 3
Houston 4 3 7
Marshall 1 1 2
Memphis 0 2 2
Rice 2 3 5
SMU 5 4 9
Southern Miss 2 3 5
Tulane 2 1 3
Tulsa 2 5 7
UAB 1 1 2
UCF 4 2 6
UTEP 0 1 1

Second-team Offense

QB G.J. Kinne, Tulsa
RB Bryce Beall, Houston
RB Sam McGuffie, Rice
WR Cole Beasley, SMU
WR Damaris Johnson, Tulsa
TE Adam Nissley, UCF
C Trent Dupy, Tulsa
OL Jake Hicks, Rice
OL Lamar Holmes, Southern Miss
OL Nick Pieschel, UCF
OL Ryan Tillman, Marshall

Second-team Defense

DL Elliott Henigan, UAB
DL Dezman Moses, Tulane 
DL Scott Solomon, Rice
DL Frank Trotter, Memphis
LB Sammy Brown, Houston
LB Taylor Reed, SMU
LB Korey Williams, Southern Miss
CB Richard Crawford, SMU
CB Deron Wilson, Southern Miss
S Chris Banjo, SMU
S Travaun Nixon, UTEP

Second-team Specialists

K Michael Barbour, East Carolina
P Tom Hornsey, Memphis
KR Damaris Johnson, Tulsa
PR Damaris Johnson, Tulsa

Athlon's 2011 C-USA Previews

East West
East Carolina Houston
Marshall Rice
Memphis SMU
Southern Miss Tulane
UAB Tulsa

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