2013 C-USA Preview - CFN All-C-USA Team
Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon
Louisiana Tech RB Kenneth Dixon
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Posted Aug 2, 2013


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2013 Preseason C-USA Offensive Player of the Year

QB Rakeem Cato, Jr. Marshall

At 6-0 and 184 pounds, Cato will never make NFL scouts swoon, but he’s become the ideal triggerman for a Marshall attack that likes to spread the field with playmakers. The game began to slow down for the record-setting junior last season, as he connected on 406-of-584 passes for 4,201 yards, 37 touchdowns and only 11 picks. Cato sees the field well, makes good decisions and rarely forces the issue. He’s tailor-made for another monster statistical season.

2013 Preseason C-USA Defensive Player of the Year
 
LB Zach Orr, Sr. North Texas

Orr is coming off his best season in Denton, capping it with a second straight spot on the All-Sun Belt Second Team. He’s smart, instinctive and fundamentally-sound, qualities that the staff looks for in a middle linebacker. The latest in a growing line of talented North Texas linebackers, the 6-1, 231-pounder has packed on some good pounds in the offseason, the first step toward toppling last fall’s team-best 108 tackles, 3.5 stops for minus yards and two interceptions.

CFN First Team Preseason
All-C-USA Offense

QB - Rakeem Cato, Jr. Marshall
RB - Kenneth Dixon, Soph. La Tech
RB - Darrin Reaves, Jr. UAB
WR - Justin Hardy, Jr. East Carolina
WR - Tommy Shuler, Jr. Marshall
TE - Gator Hoskins, Sr. Marshall
OL - Stetson Burnett, Sr. Tulsa
OL - Adhem Elsawi, Sr. ECU
OL - Scott Inskeep, Jr. UTSA
OL - Cyril Lemon, Jr. North Texas
OL - Will Simmons, Sr. ECU
PK - Cairo Santos, Sr. Tulane
KR – Autrey Golden, Soph. UTEP

CFN First Team Preseason
All-C-USA Defense
DL - IK Enemkpali, Sr. La Tech
DL - Derrell Johnson, Sr. ECU
DL - Jeremiah Taylor, Sr. Marshall
DL - Khyri Thornton, Sr. So Miss
LB - Shawn Jackson, Sr. Tulsa
LB - Cameron Nwosu, Sr. Rice
LB - Zach Orr, Sr. North Texas
DB - Phillip Gaines, Sr. Rice
DB - Demarco Nelson, Sr. Tulsa
DB - Zac Whitfield, Soph. No Texas
DB - Deron Wilson, Sr. So Miss
P – Hunter Mullins, Jr. UAB
PR - Justin Hardy, Jr. East Carolina

CFN Second Team Preseason
All-C-USA Offense

QB - Shane Carden, Jr. ECU
RB - Vintavious Cooper, Sr. ECU
RB - Trey Watts, Sr. Tulsa
WR - Keyarris Garrett, Jr. Tulsa
WR - Ryan Grant, Sr. Tulane
TE - Kennard Backman, Jr. UAB
OL - Brander Craighead, Sr. UTEP
OL - Ed Preston, Sr. So Miss
OL - Matt Shepperd, Jr. La Tech
OL - Josh Walker, Sr. Mid Tenn
OL - Mason Y’Barbo, Jr. North Texas
PK - Chris Boswell, Sr. Rice
KR – Trey Watts, Sr. Tulsa

CFN Second Team Preseason
All-C-USA Defense

DL - Justin Ellis, Sr. La Tech
DL - Horace Miller, Sr. UTEP
DL - Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Jr. USM
DL - Jimmy Staten, Jr. Mid Tenn
LB - Jeremy Grove, Jr. East Carolina
LB - Alan Howze, Sr. So Miss
LB - Steven Kurfehs, Sr. UTSA
DB - Adonis Armstrong, Sr. ECU
DB - Kevin Byard, Soph. Mid Tenn
DB - Darion Monroe, Soph. Tulane
DB - Triston Wade, Jr. UTSA
P – Trent Tignor, Sr. East Carolina
PR - Trey Watts, Sr.
Top 30 Preseason
C-USA Players

1. QB Rakeem Cato, Jr. Marshall
2. RB Kenneth Dixon, Soph. La Tech
3. WR Justin Hardy, Jr. ECU
4. WR Tommy Shuler, Jr. Marshall
5. RB Darrin Reaves, Jr. UAB
6. QB Shane Carden, Jr. ECU
7. OG Will Simmons, Sr. ECU
8. LB Zach Orr, Sr. North Texas
9. CB Phillip Gaines, Sr. Rice
10. RB Vintavious Cooper, Sr. ECU
11. RB Trey Watts, Sr. Tulsa
12. LB Shawn Jackson, Sr. Tulsa
13. CB Zac Whitfield, Soph. UNT
14. CB Deron Wilson, Sr. So Miss
15. FS Demarco Nelson, Sr. Tulsa
16. RB Kendrick Hardy, Sr. So Miss
17. DE Derrell Johnson, Sr. ECU
18. RB Nathan Jeffery, Jr. UTEP
19. DT Khyri Thornton, Sr. So Miss
20. PK Cairo Santos, Sr. Tulane
21. QB Logan Kilgore, Sr. MTSU
22. RB Ja’Terian Douglas, Sr. Tulsa
23. TE Gator Hoskins, Sr. Marshall
24. LB Cameron Nwosu, Sr. Rice
25. DE Jeremiah Taylor, Sr. Marshall
26. WR Ryan Grant, Sr. Tulane
27. QB Cody Green, Sr. Tulsa
28. DE IK Enemkpali, Sr. La Tech
29. QB Taylor McHargue, Sr. Rice
30. DT Justin Ellis, Sr. La Tech