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Conference USA Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Brent Stockstill, MTSU Football

Brent Stockstill, MTSU Football

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.  

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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.

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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