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Conference USA Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the C-USA's best for 2017.

WKU has claimed back-to-back Conference USA titles, so it should be no surprise the Hilltoppers lead the way in selections for the 2017 All-Conference USA team. New coach Mike Sanford inherits a strong foundation, as WKU places 15 players – the most of any team in the league – on Athlon’s 2017 All-Conference USA team. Louisiana Tech (12) checks in No. 1 among programs in the West Division, while UTSA and MTSU also have strong showings with nine overall selections apiece.  

 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2017. 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 2017.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Conference USA Football 2017 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB

Brent Stockstill

MTSU 

Mike White

WKU 

J'Mar Smith

La. Tech 

Chase Litton

Marshall 

RB

Ito Smith

Southern Miss 

Ray Lawry

ODU 

Jalen Rhodes

UTSA 

Alex Gardner

FIU 

RB

Devin Singletary

FAU 

Jeffery Wilson

North Texas 

D'Andre Ferby

WKU 

Samuel Stewart

Rice 

AP

Richie James

MTSU 

Jarred Craft (RB)

La. Tech 

Ty Lee (WR)

MTSU 

Nacarius Fant (WR)

WKU 

WR

Kalib Woods

FAU 

Lucky Jackson

WKU 

Josh Stewart

UTSA 

T.L. Ford

Charlotte 

WR

Allenzae Staggers

Southern Miss 

Thomas Owens

FIU 

Kam McKnight

La. Tech 

Kylen Granson

Rice 

TE

Ryan Yurachek

Marshall 

Jonathan Duhart (WR)

ODU 

Teddy Veal (WR)

La. Tech 

Tyre Brady (WR)

Marshall 

C

Nick Clarke

ODU 

Trey Martin

Rice 

Levi Brown

Marshall 

Derron Gatewood

UTEP 

OL

Will Hernandez

UTEP 

Reggie Bain

FAU 

Ty Pollard

Southern Miss 

Peter Godber

Rice 

OL

Brandon Ray

WKU 

Nate Davis

Charlotte 

Ethan Reed

La. Tech 

Carlos Johnson

MTSU 

OL

O'Shea Dugas

La. Tech 

Calvin Anderson

Rice 

Jordan Murray

North Texas 

Kai Absheer

FIU 

OL

Chandler Brewer

MTSU 

Dennis Edwards

WKU 

Austin Pratt

UTSA 

Antonyo Woods

FAU 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

Jaylon Ferguson

La. Tech 

Chris Johnson

WKU 

Derik Overstreet

WKU 

Teko Powell

UAB 

DL

Marcus Davenport

UTSA 

Xavier Thigpen

Southern Miss 

Jordan Bradford

La. Tech 

Bryce English

North Texas 

DL

Oshane Ximines

ODU 

Ryan Bee

Marshall 

Fermin Silva

FIU 

Deldrick Canty

La. Tech 

DL

Walter Brady

MTSU 

Bunmi Rotimi

ODU 

Blain Padgett

Rice 

Kevin Strong

UTSA 

LB

Alvin Jones

UTEP 

Chris Melton

MTSU 

Shaq Jones

UAB 

La'Kel Bass

UTSA 

LB

Josiah Tauaefa

UTSA 

Azeez 

Al-Shaair

FAU 

Treyvon Williams

FIU 

DJ Sanders

MTSU 

LB

Emmanuel Ellerbee

Rice 

Anthony Wint

FIU 

Joel Iyiegbuniwe

WKU 

Joshua Wheeler

North Texas 

CB

Joe Brown

WKU 

Nate Brooks

North Texas 

Eric Jenkins

North Texas 

Isaiah Brown

FIU 

CB

Brandon Addison

ODU 

Rodney Allen

Marshall 

Raekwon Williams

FAU 

Cornell Armstrong

Southern Miss 

S

Jalen Young

FAU 

Nate Gaines

UTSA 

Ben DeLuca

Charlotte 

Secdrick Cooper

La. Tech 

S

Kishawn McClain

North Texas 

Devin Cockrell

UTEP 

Picasso Nelson

Southern Miss 

Marcus Ward

WKU 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

Jonathan Barnes

La. Tech 

Canon Rooker

MTSU 

Parker Shaunfield

Southern Miss 

Skyler Simcox

WKU 

P

Jack Fox

Rice 

Jake Collins

WKU 

Yannis Routsas

UTSA 

Alan Luna

UTEP 

KR

Kylen Towner

WKU 

Kerrith Whyte

FAU 

Tyler Wilson

North Texas 

Boston Scott

La. Tech 

PR

Nacarius Fant

WKU  

Terry Juniel

UTEP 

Thomas Owens

FIU 

Allenzae Staggers

Southern Miss 

 

Breakdown of Athlon's 2017 All-Conference USA Team
  First Second Third Fourth

Charlotte

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

FAU

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

FIU

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Louisiana Tech

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 4

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

Marshall

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

MTSU

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

North Texas

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Old Dominion

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Rice

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Southern Miss

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

UAB

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

UTEP

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

UTSA

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

WKU

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 2

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 00:47

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