Conference USA Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in C-USA for 2016.

There’s plenty of intrigue in Conference USA for 2016. The league’s top four teams – WKU, Marshall, MTSU and Southern Miss – all have key players to replace from last year’s squad, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to start the process of making another run at a conference title. On Athlon’s projected All-Conference USA team for 2016, WKU leads the way with 14 selections, with Marshall and MTSU tied for second with 10 picks. Southern Miss is just a step behind with eight selections, but four of those picks earned first-team honors. 

 

Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the Conference USA last week. 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 2016.

 

Related: 2016 Conference USA Predictions

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2016. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2016 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Conference USA 2016 Team Previews
East Division
 

National

Rank:

125 103 105 73 70 104 76
West Division
 

National

Rank:

85 128 109 68 92 123

 

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Athlon's 2016 All-Conference USA Team

  First-Team
Offense
Second-Team
Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB

Nick Mullens

USM 

Brent Stockstill

MTSU 

Chase Litton

Marshall 

Alex McGough

FIU 

RB

Ray Lawry

ODU 

Aaron Jones

UTEP 

Kalif Phillips

Charlotte 

I'Tavius Mathers

MTSU 

RB

Anthony Wales

WKU 

Jarveon Williams

UTSA 

Jeffrey Wilson

North Texas 

Darik Dillard

Rice 

AP

Richie James (WR)

MTSU 

Ito Smith (RB)

USM 

Alex Gardner (RB)

FIU 

Carlos Henderson

La. Tech 

WR

Taywan Taylor

WKU 

Zach Pascal

ODU 

Thomas Owens

FIU 

Deon-Tay McManus

Marshall 

WR

Trent Taylor

La. Tech 

D.J. Thompson

USM 

Nicholas Norris

WKU 

Zach Wright

Rice 

TE

Jonnu Smith

FIU 

Ryan Yurachek

Marshall 

Hayden Plinke

UTEP 

Connor Cella

Rice 

C

Cameron Tom

USM 

Michael Montero

FIU 

Kaydon Kirby

North Texas 

Max Halpin

WKU 

OL

Reggie Bain

FAU 

Darrell Brown

La. Tech 

O'Shea Dugas

La. Tech 

Dillon DeBoer

FAU 

OL

Forrest Lamp

WKU 

Will Hernandez

UTEP 

Jordan Budwig

FIU 

Calvin Anderson 

Rice 

OL

Michael Selby

Marshall 

Brandon Ray

WKU 

Jamal Covington

Charlotte 

Daniel Stephens

MTSU 

OL

Clint Van Horn

Marshall 

Maurquice Shakir

MTSU 

Kelly Parfitt

FAU 

Jerome Daniels

UTEP 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team
Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

Dylan Bradley

USM 

Ryan Bee

Marshall 

Chris Hale

MTSU 

Omarius Bryant

WKU 

DL

Jaylon Ferguson

La. Tech 

Marcus Davenport

UTSA 

Hunter Snyder

FAU 

Graysen Schantz

Rice 

DL

Trey Hendrickson

FAU 

Larry Ogunjobi

Charlotte 

Jarrian Roberts

North Texas 

Jimal McBride

MTSU 

DL

Gary Thompson

Marshall 

Oshane Ximines

ODU 

Derik Overstreet

WKU 

Nick

Dawson-Brents

WKU 

LB

T.J. McCollum

WKU 

D'Nerius Antoine

USM 

Dalton Santos

La. Tech 

Davison Colimon

FIU 

LB

T.J. Ricks

ODU 

Keith Brown

WKU 

Alvin Jones

UTEP 

Shawn Petty

Marshall 

LB

Anthony Wint

FIU 

Alex Lyons

Rice 

Azeez Al-Shaair

FAU 

Nick Usher

UTEP 

CB

Cornell Armstrong

USM 

Mike Minter

MTSU 

Terrance Winchester

Charlotte 

C.J. Reavis

Marshall  

CB

Jeremy Cutrer

MTSU 

Aaron Young

ODU 

Jalen Young (S)

FAU 

Brandon Addison

ODU 

S

Tiquan Lang

Marshall 

Kishawn McClain

North Texas 

Ocie Rose

FAU 

Devin Cockrell

UTEP 

S

Xavier Woods

La. Tech 

Marcus Ward

WKU 

Michael Egwuagu

UTSA 

Picasso Nelson

USM 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

Jonathan Barnes

La. Tech 

Jay Mattox

UTEP 

Trevor Moore

North Texas 

Austin Taylor 

FIU 

P

Dalton Schomp

FAU 

Alan Luna

UTEP 

Eric Keena

North Texas 

Gerald Shouse

La. Tech 

KR

Kylen Towner

WKU 

Carlos Henderson

La. Tech 

Anthony Jones

FIU 

Terry Juniel

UTEP 

PR

Trent Taylor

La. Tech 

Richie James

MTSU 

Anthony Jones

FIU 

Nacarius Fant

WKU 

 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2016 All-C-USA Team
  First Second Third Fourth

Charlotte

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

FAU

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense:  0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 4

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

FIU

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Louisiana Tech

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 1

Marshall

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

MTSU

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

North Texas

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Old Dominion

Offense: 1

Defense: 1 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Rice

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 4

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Southern Miss

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

UTEP

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1

Defense: 1 

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 1

UTSA

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Sp. Teams: 0

WKU

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Sp. Teams: 1

 

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