2006 CFN All-CUSA Team & Top 30 Players

Posted Dec 11, 2006

2006 CFN All-Conference USA Team, Top 30 Players, Top Position Players & Players of the Year

C-USA Bests, Worsts, and CFN's Team MVP Choices

Conference USA Player of the Year

Kevin Kolb, QB Houston
Kolb closed out a magnificent four-year run as the starter with a 27 touchdown, three interception season throwing for 3,423 yards and running for 266 more with three scores. More importantly, he led the Cougars to the Conference USA title with a near-flawless title game win over Southern Miss.

Defensive Player of the Year - Marshall DE Albert McClellan
Talk about your big-time young stars, the sophomore got more and more dangerous as the season went on growing into a dangerous pass rusher. He was also surprisingly strong proving to be more than just a guy who could get into the backfield. He led all Conference USA defensive linemen in tackles.

2006 Collegefootballnews.com All-CUSA Team
QB - Kevin Kolb, Sr. Houston
RB - Ahmad Bradshaw, Jr. MU
RB - Damion Fletcher, Fr. USM
WR - Jarett Dillard, Soph. Rice
WR - J.L. Higgins, Sr. UTEP
TE - Cody Slate, Fr. Marshall
OL - George Batiste, Sr. USM
OL - Travis Cooley, Sr. So. Miss
OL - Sterling Doty, Sr. Houston
OL - Doug Legursky, Jr. Marshall 
OL - Jeff Perrett, Sr. Tulsa
PK - Reagan Schneider, Sr. UTEP
KR - Chris Johnson, Jr. ECU
DL - Adrian Haywood, Sr. SMU
DL - Albert McClellan, Soph. MU
DL - Larry McSwain, Sr. UAB
DL - Justin Rogers, Sr. SMU
LB - Troy Collavo, Sr. UTEP
LB - Matt Couch, Jr. Marshall  
LB - Brian Raines, Sr. Rice
DB - Quintin Demps, Jr. UTEP
DB - Will Gulley, Sr. Houston
DB - Curtis Keyes, Sr. Marshall
DB - Joe Sturdivant, Sr. SMU
P - Ryan Dougherty, Sr. ECU
PR - J.L. Higgins, Sr. UTEP
Top 30 players regardless of position
Based on the season the player had

1. QB Kevin Kolb, Sr. Houston
2. WR Jarett Dillard, Soph. Rice
3. DE Albert McClellan, Soph. MU
4. RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Jr. MU
5. WR John. Lee Higgins, Sr. UTEP
6. OG George Batiste, Sr. So. Miss
7. QB Justin Willis, Fr. SMU
8. WR Mike Walker, Sr. UCF
9. QB Jordan Palmer, Sr. UTEP
10. RB Damion Fletcher, Fr. USM 
11. C Doug Legursky, Jr. Marshall 
12. DE Justin Rogers, Sr. SMU
13. LB Brian Raines, Sr. Rice
14. DT Adrian Haywood, Sr. SMU
15. RB Quinton Smith, Sr. Rice
16. LB Troy Collavo, Sr. UTEP
17. OT Jeff Perrett, Sr. Tulsa
18. RB Anthony Alridge, Jr. Houston 
19. FS Quintin Demps, Jr. UTEP
20. QB Paul Smith, Jr. Tulsa
21. RB Kevin Smith, Soph. UCF
22. RB Jackie Battle, Sr. Houston 
23. SS Joe Sturdivant, Sr. SMU
24. SS Curtis Keyes, Sr. Marshall
25. DE Larry McSwain, Sr. UAB
26. FS Will Gulley, Sr. Houston
27. RB Courtney Tennial, Jr. Tulsa
28. WR Vincent Marshall, Sr. UH
29. LB Matt Couch, Jr. Marshall 
30. OG Travis Cooley, Sr. So. Miss

Top Quarterbacks
1. Kevin Kolb, Houston
2. Justin Willis, SMU 
3. Jordan Palmer, UTEP
4. Paul Smith, Tulsa 
5. James Pinkney, ECU

Top Running Backs
1. Ahmad Bradshaw, Marshall
2. Damion Fletcher, So. Miss 
3. Quinton Smith, Rice
4. Anthony Alridge, Houston
5. Kevin Smith, UCF

Top Wide Receivers
1. Jarett Dillard, Rice
2. Johnnie Lee Higgins, UTEP 
3. Mike Walker, UCF 
4. Vincent Marshall, Houston 
5. Emmanuel Sanders, SMU

Top Offensive Linemen
1. George Batiste, So. Miss
2. Doug Legursky, Marshall
3. Jeff Perrett, Tulsa 
4. Travis Cooley, So. Miss 
5. Sterling Doty, Houston 

Top Defensive Linemen
1. Albert McClellan, Marshall
2. Justin Rogers, SMU 
3. Adrian Haywood, SMU
4. Larry McSwain, UAB
5. Courtney Gordon, Rice

Top Linebackers
1. Brian Raines, Rice
2. Troy Collavo, UTEP
3. Matt Couch, Marshall
4. Reggie Carrington, SMU 
5. Nelson Coleman, Tulsa  

Top Defensive Backs
1. Quintin Demps, UTEP
2. Joe Sturdivant, SMU
3. Curtis Keyes, Marshall
4. Will Gulley, Houston
5. Andray Downs, Rice

Top Kickers
1. PK Reagan Schneider, UTEP 
2. PK Michael Torres, UCF
3. P Ryan Dougherty, ECU
4. P Thomas Morstead, SMU
5. PK Darren McCaleb, So. Miss

C-USA Bests, Worsts, and CFN's Team MVP Choices