2007 CFN Preseason All-Conference USA Team

Posted Jul 26, 2007

CFN 2007 Preseason All-Conference USA Team and Top 30 Players

2007 Conference USA Preview

CFN All-Conference USA Team

Team Previews, Offenses, Defenses & Depth Charts
East Carolina | Marshall | UAB | UCF | Memphis | Southern Miss
West Houston | Rice | SMU | Tulane | Tulsa | UTEP

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Conference USA Unit Rankings

- Conference USA Schedules & Predictions

2007 Preseason All-CUSA Offense

Offensive Player of the Year
RB Damion Fletcher, Southern Miss

This time last year, it was a Southern Miss-tery whether the Eagles even had a back capable of carrying the load.  Today, they’re loaded.  Not only is USM set at the position in 2007, but thanks to some outstanding recruiting, it could be in fine shape through 2010.  Sophomore Damion Fletcher filled the void and then some last season, rushing for a school freshman-record 1,388 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Not very big or super fast, he runs with great vision and hits the hole so quickly that he’ll pick up six or seven yards before the defense ever makes first contact.  At just 175 pounds, Fletcher got banged around some last year, and would benefit from extra time in the weight room.  

Top 30 Conference USA Players
1. DE Albert McClellan, Jr., Marshall
RB Damion Fletcher, Soph., USM
QB Justin Willis, Soph., SMU
FS Quintin Demps, Sr., UTEP
WR Jarett Dillard, Jr., Rice
C Doug Legursky, Sr., Marshall
TE Cody Slate, Soph., Marshall
. TE Shawn Nelson, Jr., Southern Miss
9. RB Kevin Smith, Jr., UCF
RB/KR Anthony Alridge, Sr., Hou.
LB Nelson Coleman, Sr., Tulsa
LB Gerald McRath, Soph., USM
QB Paul Smith, Sr., Tulsa
LB Brian Raines, Jr., Rice
DE Leger Douzable, Sr., UCF
DE Phillip Hunt, Jr., Houston
DE Robert Henderson, Sr., USM
OT Chris Clark, Sr., Southern Miss
RB Marcus Thomas, Sr., UTEP
20. DT Martavius Prince, Sr., USM

1. RB Joseph Doss, Sr., Memphis
RB Matt Forte, Sr., Tulane
CB Johnell Neal, Jr., UCF
OT Josh Coffman, Sr., East Carolina
S Brandon Sumrall, Sr., USM
SS Sha'reff Rashad, Jr., UCF
DE Marcus Hands, Jr., East Carolina
LB Jeremy Jones, Sr., UTEP
LB Quentin Cotton, Jr., ECU
FS David Skehan, Jr., Tulane

QB - Justin Willis, Soph. SMU
RB - Damion Fletcher, Soph. Southern Miss
RB - Kevin Smith, Jr. UCF
WR - Jarett Dillard, Jr. Rice
WR – Emmanuel Sanders, Soph. SMU
TE - Cody Slate, Soph. Marshall
OL – Jeff Akeroyd, Sr. Houston
OL – Chris Clark, Sr. Southern Miss
OL -
Josh Coffman, Sr., East Carolina
OL – Robby Heos, Sr. Rice
OL - Doug Legursky, Sr. Marshall
PK – Ben Bell, Jr. Houston
KR - Chris Johnson, Sr. ECU

2007 Preseason All-CUSA Defense

Defensive Player of the Year
DE Albert McClellan, Jr.
In one monster season, junior end Albert McClellan went from a nice freshman prospect to a defensive force, terrorizing the rest of Conference USA for 77 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and four forced fumbles.  Much more than just an edge rusher, he’s also stout against the run and one the program’s hardest workers outside the stadium.

DL – Leger Douzable, Sr. UCF
DL – Robert Henderson, Sr. Southern Miss
DL – Phillip Hunt, Jr. Houston
DL - Albert McClellan, Jr. Marshall
LB – Nelson Coleman, Sr. Tulsa
LB – Gerald McRath, Soph. Southern Miss
LB - Brian Raines, Jr., Rice
DB - Quintin Demps, Sr. UTEP
DB – Johnell Neal, Jr., UCF
DB – Sha’reff Rashad, Jr. UCF
DB – Brandon Sumrall, Sr. Southern Miss
P – Thomas Morstead, Jr. SMU
PR – Joe Burnett, Jr. UCF

QB - Paul Smith, Sr., Tulsa
RB – Anthony Alridge, Sr., Houston
RB - Marcus Thomas, Sr., UTEP
WR - Donnie Avery, Sr., Houston
WR - Emmanuel Sanders, Soph., SMU
TE - Shawn Nelson, Jr., Southern Miss
OL - Patrick Brown, Jr., UCF
OL - Robby Felix, Jr. , UTEP 
OL – Brandon Pearce, Jr., Memphis
OL – Ben Poynter, Sr. SMU
OL – Tyler Ribitzki, Jr., UTEP
PK – Michael Torres, Sr. UCF
KR – Anthony Alridge, Sr. Houston

DL - Freddie Barnett, Jr., Memphis
DL – Cory Muse, Sr., SMU
DL – Martavius Prince, Sr., Southern Miss
DL –  Mark Robinson, Sr., East Carolina
LB - Reggie Carrington, Sr., SMU
LB - Quentin Cotton, Jr., East Carolina
LB - Jeremy Jones, Sr., UTEP
DB - Will Dunbar, Sr., UAB
DB - Van Eskridge, Soph., East Carolina

DB – LeVance Richmond, Sr., Southern Miss
DB - David Skehan, Sr. Tulane
P - Michael Torres, Sr. UCF
PR – Brandon King, Jr. Rice



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