Phil Steel Releases His 2014 Preseason All-CUSA Team

Phil Steele released his 2014 Preseason All-CUSA Team today. UNT selections are in bold. A few thoughts:

  • No Carlos Harris Jr? That’s really surprising.
  • Anthony Wallace gets on here. I guess that’s Mr. Steele throwing out a crazy prediction.
  • The corner depth in CUSA is evident because James Jones doesnt even get a nod on the 4th team defense.
  • Jimmerson gets on here. Not sure he is worthy of an all conf preseason team. I think he has a lot to prove.
  • 10 UNT players listed on these teams. 2013 UNT only had 6. Moving on UP!
  • Can we start playing already?

1st Team Offense:

QB Rakeem Cato, Marshall

RB Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech

RB Steward Butler, Marshall

WR Tommy Shuler, Marshall

WR Jordan Taylor, Rice

WR Jamarcus Nelson, UAB

TE Mitchell Henry, WKU

C Chris Jasperse, Marshall

OG Cyril Lemon, North Texas

OG Mason Y’Barbo, North Texas

OT Darius Johnson, Middle Tenn

OT Caleb Williams, Rice


2nd Team Offense:

QB Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion

RB Jordan Parker, Middle Tenn

RB Aaron Jones, UTEP

WR William Dukes, Florida Atlantic

WR Larry Pinkard, Old Dominion

WR Antonio Vaughan, ODU

TE Kennard Backman, UAB

C Nate Leonard, UTSA

OG Scott Inskeep, UTSA

OG Nico Carlson, Rice

OT Antonio Johnson, North Texas

OT Cody Harris, UTSA


3rd Team Offense:

QB Jaquez Johnson, Florida Atlantic

RB Jordan Howard, UAB

RB Leon Allen, WKU

WR Angelo Jean-Louis, Marshall

WR Willie McNeal, WKU

WR Markese Triplett, Southern Miss

TE Jonnu Smith, FIU

C Kaydon Kirby, North Texas

OG Fred Moore, Southern Miss

OG (OT) Cameron Clemmons, WKU

OT Clint Van Horn, Marshall

OT Sebastian Johansson, Marshall


4th Team Offense:

QB Jameill Showers, UTEP

RB Jowan Davis, Rice

RB Antoinne Jimmerson, N Texas

WR Marcus Henry, Middle Tenn

WR Dennis Parks, Rice

WR Paul Turner, Louisiana Tech

TE Eric Tomlinson, UTEP

C Braden Lyons, Florida Atlantic

OG Drew Carroll, Rice

OG Jordan Budwig, FIU

OT Forrest Lamp, WKU

OT Mitchell Bell, Louisiana Tech


1st Team Defense:

DE Houston Bates, Louisiana Tech

DT James Rouse, Marshall

DT Christian Covington, Rice

DE Ra’Shawde Myers, Marshall

LB TT Barber, Middle Tenn

LB Jermaine Holmes, Marshall

LB Andrae Kirk, Florida Atlantic

LB Derek Akunne, North Texas

CB Bryce Callahan, Rice

CB D’Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic

S Kevin Byard, Middle Tenn

S AJ Leggett, Marshall


2nd Team Defense:

DE Gary Thompson, Marshall

DT Ashaad Mabry, UTSA

DT Brandin Bryant, Florida Atlantic

DE Robert Singletary, UTSA

LB Diaheem Watkins, UAB

LB Evan McKelvey, Marshall

LB Nic Johnston, UTSA

LB Terrick Wright, Southern Miss

CB Le’Vander Liggins, La Tech

CB Cam Thomas, WKU

S Julius White, Rice

S Triston Wade, UTSA


3rd Team Defense:

DE Cody Rogers, UTSA

DT Trevon Coley, Florida Atlantic

DT Adam Williams, Southern Miss

DE Vontarrius Dora, Louisiana Tech

LB DJ Hunter, Marshall

LB Christian Henry, Middle Tenn

LB Anthony Wallace, North Texas

LB Mitch Villemez, Louisiana Tech

CB Kenny Buyers, North Texas

CB Adairius Barnes, Louisiana Tech

S Lairamie Lee, North Texas

S Christian Milstead, FAU


4th Team Defense:

DE Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech

DT Patrick McNeil, Middle Tenn

DT Stuart Mouchantaf, Rice

DE Dylan Bradley, Southern Miss

LB Reece Schmidt, Old Dominion

LB James Radcliffe, Rice

LB Jake Ganus, UAB

LB Terrell Pinson, Louisiana Tech

CB Bennett Okotcha, UTSA

CB Darryl Roberts, Marshall

S Justin Halley, FIU

S Taj Letman, Marshall


1st Team Special Teams:

K Ty Long, UAB

P Hunter Mullins, UAB

KR Autrey Golden, UTEP

PR Kenny Harrison, UTSA


2nd Team Special Teams:

K Kyle Fischer, Louisiana Tech

P Sean Kelly, Florida Atlantic

KR Deandre Reaves, Marshall

PR Jamarcus Nelson, UAB


3rd Team Special Teams:

K Garrett Schwettman, WKU

P Logan McPherson, La Tech

KR Reggie Whatley, Middle Tenn

PR Bryce Callahan, Rice


4th Team Special Teams:

K Austin Taylor, FIU

P Blake Macek, North Texas

KR Jamarcus Nelson, UAB

PR Richard Leonard, FIU

Link: http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/2014/JUNE14/DBJune03.html