2022 All-Conference USA College Football Team and Individual Honors

Explore what the Conference USA College Football season offered with our top honors from the conference, including our All-Conference teams!

The end of the Conference USA college football season has officially brought our end-of-season awards at Pro Football Network. With the launch of College Football Network around the corner, our first annual CFN All-Americans, All-Conference, and individual/team awards are live across the landscape.

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Conference USA Football Team Honors for 2022

  • Player of the Year
    DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB
  • Offensive Player of the Year
    DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB
  • Defensive Player of the Year
    JaQues Evans, EDGE, Western Kentucky
  • Newcomer of the Year
    Austin Reed, QB, Western Kentucky
  • Coach of the Year
    Jeff Traylor, UTSA
  • Game of the Year
    UTSA vs. UAB, Week 10

Conference USA Offense

  • Quarterback of the Year
    Frank Harris, UTSA
  • Running Back of the Year
    DeWayne McBride, UAB
  • Wide Receiver of the Year
    Zakhari Franklin, UTSA
  • Tight End of the Year
    Joshua Simon, Western Kentucky
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year
    Ahofitu Maka, UTSA
  • Offensive Line of the Year
    UTSA Roadrunners
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year
    John Bock II, FIU

First-Team All-Conference USA Offense

QB: Frank Harris, UTSA
RB: DeWayne McBride, UAB
RB: Larry McCammon III, FAU
WR: Malachai Corley, WKU
WR: Zakhari Franklin, UTSA
WR: Joshua Cephus, UTSA
TE: Joshua Simon, WKU
FLEX: Tre Harris, MTSU
OT: Gunner Britton, WKU
G: Quantavious Leslie, WKU
C: Ahofitu Maka, UTSA
G: Kevin Davis, UTSA
OT: Jeremiah Byers, UTEP

Second-Team All-Conference USA Offense

QB: Austin Reed, Western Kentucky
RB: Marquis Crosby, Louisiana Tech
RB: Jermaine Brown Jr., UAB
WR: Tyrin Smith, UTEP
WR: Bradley Rozner, Rice
WR: Grant DuBose, Charlotte
TE: Var’Keyes Gumms, North Texas
FLEX: Frank Peasant, MTSU
OT: Clay Servin, Rice
G: Terrell Haynes, UTSA
C: Rusty Staats, WKU
G: Elijah Klein, UTEP
OT: Jett Duncan, North Texas

Honorable Mention All-Conference USA Offense

QB: Austin Aune, North Texas
RB: Brenden Brady, UTSA
RB: Kevorian Barnes, UTSA
WR: Elijah Spencer, Charlotte
WR: Daewood Davis, WKU
WR: De’Corian Clark, UTSA
TE: Griffin Hebert, Louisiana Tech
FLEX: Trea Shropshire, UAB
OT: Shamar Hobdy-Lee, FIU
G: Justin Mayers, UTEP
C: Manase Mose, North Texas
G: Vincent Murphy, WKU
OT: Chaz Neal, FAU

Conference USA Defense

  • Defensive Lineman of the Year
    JaQues Evans, Western Kentucky
  • Linebacker of the Year
    KD Davis, North Texas
  • Cornerback of the Year
    Ridge Texada, North Texas
  • Safety of the Year
    Clifford Chattman, UTSA
  • Defensive Line of the Year
    UTSA Roadrunners
  • Secondary of the Year
    Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year
    Hezekiah Masses, FIU

First-Team All-Conference USA Defense

EDGE: Jordan Ferguson, MTSU
EDGE: Trey Moore, UTSA
DT: Marley Cook, MTSU
DT: Brodric Martin, WKU
LB: KD Davis, North Texas
LB: Donovan Manuel, FIU
LB: Larry Nixon III, North Texas
CB: Ridge Texada, North Texas
CB: Decorian Patterson, MTSU
CB: Kahlef Hailassie, WKU
S: Clifford Chattman, UTSA
S: Grayson Cash, UAB
FLEX: JaQues Evans, WKU

Second-Team All-Conference USA Defense

EDGE: Praise Amaewhule, UTEP
EDGE: Mazin Richards, North Texas
DT: Roderick Brown, North Texas
DT: Nick Booker-Brown, UTSA
LB: Cal Wallerstedt, UTEP
LB: Tyrice Knight, UTEP
LB: Trevor Harmanson, UTSA
CB: Upton Stout, WKU
CB: Myles Brooks, Louisiana Tech
CB: Corey Mayfield Jr., UTSA
S: Jakobe Thomas, MTSU
S: Kaleb Oliver, WKU
FLEX: DeShawn Gaddie, North Texas

Honorable Mention All-Conference USA Defense

EDGE: Shaun Peterson Jr., FIU
EDGE: Amir Siddiq, Charlotte
DT: Brandon Brown, UTSA
DT: Fish McWilliams, UAB
LB: Chris Conti, Rice
LB: Jamal Ligon, UTSA
LB: Gaethan Bernadel, FIU
CB: Willie Roberts, Louisiana Tech
CB: Gabe Taylor, Rice
CB: Geo Howard, Charlotte
S: Teldrick Ross, MTSU
S: Tra Fluellen, MTSU
FLEX: Dadrian Taylor, UTSA

Conference USA Special Teams

  • Kicker of the Year
    Gavin Baechle, UTEP
  • Punter of the Year
    Lucas Dean, UTSA
  • Specialist of the Year
    Yusuf Ali, Middle Tennessee

First-Team All-Conference USA Specialists

Kicker: Gavin Baechle, UTEP
Kickoff Specialist: Buck Buchanan, Louisiana Tech
Punter: Lucas Dean, UTSA
Kick Returner: Kaylon Horton, North Texas
Punt Returner: Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech
Special Teamer: Yusuf Ali, Middle Tennessee

Second-Team All-Conference USA Specialists

Kicker: Jared Sackett, UTSA
Kickoff Specialist: Gavin Baechle, UTEP
Punter: Kyle Ulbrich, MTSU
Kick Returner: Shadrick Byrd, Charlotte
Punt Returner: Jaylen Hall, WKU
Special Teamer: Reynard Ellis, UAB

Honorable Mention All-Conference USA Specialists

Kicker: Ethan Mooney, North Texas
Kickoff Specialist: Cory Munson, WKU
Punter: Riley Thompson, FAU
Kick Returner: Chris Carpenter, UTSA
Punt Returner: Marcus Bellon, UTEP
Special Teamer: Davion Williams, WKU

Congratulations to all those players selected. For any questions regarding these selections or the process behind them, feel free to email them to me or ask on Twitter (@CamMellor).

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