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2014 Preseason All-Conference USA

by DJ Boyer on May. 30, 2014

2014 Preseason First Team All-Conference USA

OFFENSE:

QB

Rakeem Cato

Marshall

Sr.

6-0

190

RB

Kenneth Dixon

Louisiana Tech  

Jr.

5-10

225

RB

Jordan Howard

UAB

So.

6-1

230

WR

Tommy Shuler

Marshall

Sr.

5-7

185

WR

Larry Pinkard

Old Dominion

Sr.

6-0

185

TE

Kennard Backman

UAB

Sr.

6-3

260

OT

Clint Van Horn

Marshall

Jr.

6-4

295

OG

Cyril Lemon

North Texas

Sr.

6-3

310

C

Chris Jasperse

Marshall

Sr.

6-3

290

OG

Scott Inskeep

Texas-San Antonio

Sr.

6-3

305

OT

Braden Lyons

Florida Atlantic

Sr.

6-5

290

 

DEFENSE:

DE

Codie Brooks

Texas-San Antonio

So.

6-1

250

DT

Christian Covington

Rice

Jr.

6-2

295

DT

Ashaad Mabry

Texas-San Antonio

Sr.

6-2

320

DE

Ra’Shawde Myers

Marshall

Sr.

6-3

245

LB

T.T. Barber

Middle Tennessee State

Jr.

6-1

220

LB

Andrae Kirk

Florida Atlantic

Sr.

6-2

230

LB

Derek Akunne

North Texas

Sr.

6-0

250

CB

Bryce Callahan

Rice

Sr.

5-10

185

CB

Kam Thomas

Western Kentucky

Sr.

6-0

190

S

Kevin Byard

Middle Tennessee State

Jr.

5-11

220

S

Justin Halley

Florida International

Sr.

6-1

200

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMS:

ST

Autrey Golden

UTEP

Jr.

5-11

160

K

Ty Long

UAB

Sr.

6-2

190

P

Hunter Mullins

UAB

Sr.

6-2

200

 

 

2014 Preseason Second Team All-Conference USA

OFFENSE:

QB

Taylor Heinicke

Old Dominion

Sr.

6-1

205

RB

Nathan Jeffrey

UTEP

Sr.

5-11

200

RB

Jalen Richard

Southern Miss

Jr.

5-8

210

WR

Jamarcus Nelson

UAB

Sr.

5-10

165

WR

Jordan Taylor

Rice

Sr.

6-3

215

TE

Jonnu Smith

Florida International

So.

6-3

215

OT

Cody Harris

Texas-San Antonio

Sr.

6-4

305

OG

Mason Y’Barbo 

North Texas

Sr.

6-2

310

C

Kaydon Kirby

North Texas

So.

6-3

315

OG

Darius Johnson

Middle Tennessee State

Jr.

6-3

295

OT

Forrest Lamp

Western Kentucky

So.

6-4

300

 

 

DEFENSE:

DE

Paul Crawford

Florida International

Sr.

6-7

270

DT

Dominique Guinn-Bailey

Old Dominion

Sr.

6-3

285

DT

Brandin Bryant

Florida Atlantic

Jr.

6-2

270

DE

Diaheem Watkins

UAB

Sr.

6-4

260

LB

Jermaine Holmes

Marshall

Sr.

5-11

245

LB

Evan McKelvey

Marshall

Sr.

6-1

215

LB

Tabari McGaskey

Rice

So.

6-0

225

CB

D’Joun Smith

Florida Atlantic

Sr.

5-11

175

CB

Le’Vander Liggins

Louisiana Tech

Sr.

5-10

190

S

Triston Wade

Texas-San Antonio

Sr.

5-11

170

S

Damian Parms

Florida Atlantic

Sr.

6-2

195

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMS:

ST

Jamarcus Nelson

UAB

Sr.

5-10

165

K

Justin Haig

Marshall

Sr.

5-9

185

P

Sean Kelley

Florida Atlantic                  

Jr.

5-10

190

 

 

Offensive Player of the Year

Kenneth Dixon RB Jr. Louisiana Tech

Defensive Player of the Year

Christian Covington DT Jr. Rice

 

Best 2015 Draft Prospects Per Position

 

QB Taylor Heinicke Old Dominion: UFA

RB Nathan Jeffrey UTEP: UFA

WR Tommy Shuler Marshall: 7th Round

TE Kennard Backman UAB: UFA

OT Braden Lyons Florida Atlantic: UFA

OG Cyril Lemon North Texas: 5th Round

C Chris Jasperse Marshall: 6th Round

DE Ra’Shawde Myers Marshall: UFA

DT *Christian Covington Rice: 1st Round

LB Andrae Kirk Florida Atlantic: UFA

CB Bryce Callahan Rice: 6th Round

S Justin Halley Florida International: 7th Round

ST Ty Long UAB: 7th Round

 

Representatives By Team

 

1st Team

2nd Team

Total

Marshall

5

3

8

Florida Atlantic                 

2

4

6

UAB

4

2

6

Texas-San Antonio

3

2

5

North Texas

2

2

4

Rice

2

2

4

Middle Tennessee State

2

1

3

Old Dominion

1

2

3

Florida International

1

2

3

Western Kentucky

1

1

2

Louisiana Tech

1

1

2

Texas-El Paso

1

1

2

Southern Mississippi

0

1

1

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