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Conference USA Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Brent Stockstill

Brent Stockstill

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. 

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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.

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.

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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