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2011 Preview - All-C-USA Team & Top Players
Houston QB Case Keenum
Houston QB Case Keenum
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Posted Jul 27, 2011


CollegeFootballNews.com 2011 Conference USA Preview All-CUSA Team & Top 30 Players


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2011 Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year

QB Case Keenum, Sr. Houston
The NCAA spoke in January, and the rest of Conference USA shuddered. Record-setting senior Keenum was granted a sixth year of eligibility after being lost last September to a torn ACL in Week 3. It was a gift for the Cougars, who struggled after their triggerman went down trying to make a tackle. More than just a prolific passer who has a chance to own every career passing mark, he has the Houston offense down to a science and is one of the team leaders. Blessed with a quick release, pinpoint accuracy, and great feet, he'll begin his bonus year with 13,586 career passing yards, 107 touchdown passes, and 20 rushing scores.

2011 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year

DE Vinny Curry, Sr. Marshall
How good was Curry last season? It's a shock that he didn't take off early for the NFL before deciding to return for his senior year. An outstanding pass rusher, he's also tough against the run making 94 tackles, 18 stops for loss, a dozen sacks, and 16 quarterback hurries. Now up to 6-4 and 252 pounds, he has both the quickness and upper body strength to beat his man and get into the backfield. Even better, he plays with maximum intensity on every down, wearing down opponents in the second half.

First Team Preseason
All-CUSA Offense
QB - Case Keenum, Sr., Houston
RB - Orleans Darkwa, Soph., Tulane
RB - Zach Line, Jr., SMU
WR - Damaris Johnson, Sr., Tulsa
WR - Lance Lewis, Sr., ECU
TE - Luke Willson, Jr., Rice
OL - Clint Anderson, Sr., Tulsa
OL - Kelvin Beachum, Sr., SMU
OL - Jake Hicks, Sr., Rice
OL - Matt McCants, Sr., UAB
OL - Chris Thompson, Sr., Houston
PK - Danny Hrapmann, Sr., USM
KR -

First Team Preseason
All-CUSA Defense

DL - Vinny Curry, Sr., Marshall
DL - Cordarro Law, Sr., USM
DL - Dontari Poe, Jr., Memphis
DL - Frank Trotter, Sr., Memphis
LB - Curnelius Arnick, Sr., Tulsa
LB - Marcus McGraw, Sr., Houston
LB - Korey Williams, Sr., USM
DB - Emanuel Davis, Sr., ECU
DB - Kemal Ishmael, Jr., UCF
DB - Marco Nelson, Soph., Tulsa
DB - Josh Robinson, Jr., UCF
P - Kyle Martens, Sr., Rice
PR - Damaris Johnson, Sr., Tulsa

Second Team Preseason
All-CUSA Offense
QB - Dominique Davis, Sr., ECU
RB - Bryce Beall, Sr., Houston
RB - Sam McGuffie, Jr., Rice
WR - Aaron Dobson, Jr., Marshall
WR - Patrick Edwards, Sr., Houston
TE – Adam Nissley Sr., UCF
OL - Tyler Holmes, Sr., Tulsa
OL - Ronald Leary, Sr., Memphis
OL - Nick Pieschel, Sr., UCF
OL - Ryan Tillman, Sr., Marshall
OL - C.J. Wood, Sr., Marshall
PK – Michael Barbour, Sr. ECU
KR – Quincy McDuffie, Jr., UCF

Second Team Preseason
All-CUSA Defense

DL - Elliott Henigan, Sr., UAB
DL - Dezman Moses, Sr., Tulane
DL - Scott Solomon, Sr., Rice
DL - Taylor Thompson, Sr., SMU
LB - Ja'Gared Davis, Jr., SMU
LB - Shawn Jackson, Sr., Tulsa
LB - Trent Mackey, Jr., Tulane
DB - Travis Bradshaw, Sr., Rice
DB - Omar Brown, Sr., Marshall
DB - Travaun Nixon, Sr., UTEP
DB - Shakiel Smith, Jr., Tulane
P – Ian Campbell, Jr. UTEP
PR - Josh Robinson, Jr., UCF
Top 30 Preseason C-USA Players

1. QB Case Keenum, Sr., Houston
2. DE Vinny Curry, Sr., Marshall
3. WR/KR Damaris Johnson, Sr., Tulsa
4. QB Dominique Davis, Sr., ECU
5. QB G.J. Kinne, Sr., Tulsa
6. CB/PR Josh Robinson, Jr., UCF
7. CB Emanuel Davis, Sr., ECU
8. LB Marcus McGraw, Sr., Houston
9. RB Zach Line, Jr., SMU
10. WR Lance Lewis, Sr., ECU
11. RB Orleans Darkwa, Soph., Tulane
12. OT Kelvin Beachum, Sr., SMU
13. WR Patrick Edwards, Sr., Houston
14. QB Austin Davis, Sr., USM
15. FS Kemal Ishmael, Jr., UCF
16. QB Jeff Godfrey, Soph., UCF
17. LB Curnelius Arnick, Sr., Tulsa
18. LB Korey Williams, Sr., USM
19. OT Matt McCants, Sr., UAB
20. DT Frank Trotter, Sr., Memphis
21. QB Kyle Padron, Jr., SMU
22. LB Shawn Jackson, Sr., Tulsa
23. PK Danny Hrapmann, Sr., USM
24. S Marco Nelson, Soph., Tulsa
25. DT Dontari Poe, Jr., Memphis
26. DE Cordarro Law, Sr., USM
27. LB Trent Mackey, Jr., Tulane
28. SS Travaun Nixon, Sr., UTEP
29. LB Ja'Gared Davis, Jr., SMU
30. DE Scott Solomon, Sr., Rice

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