2008 CFN All-CUSA Team & Top 30 Players
Rice QB Chase Clement
Rice QB Chase Clement
Posted Dec 22, 2008

2008 CFN All-Conference USA Team, Top 30 Players, Top Position Players & Players of the Year.

2008 All-Conference Teams  ACC | Big East | Big 10 | Big 12
C-USA | MAC | M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

2006 CFN All-CUSA Team | 2007 CFN All-CUSA Team
- 2008 CFN Preseason All-CUSA Team

CFN 2008 C-USA Player of the Year

Offensive Player of the Year – Chase Clement, QB Rice
While Clement draws you in with his gaudy numbers, he keeps you interested with the legacy he’s leaving behind at Rice. Sure, it’s impossible to ignore a statistical resume that includes 41 touchdown throws, 11 rushing touchdowns, 4,433 total yards, and just seven interceptions. However, none of that can compare to leading a once-hapless program to a second bowl game in the last three years, while being the most clutch quarterback in school history.

Defensive Player of the Year – Phillip Hunt, DE Houston
Hunt is one of the rare exceptions in a league that’s short on can’t-miss defensive talent. The type of pass rusher who requires more than one blocker, he’s quick off the snap and relentless once the quarterback is in his crosshairs. In the high point of an outstanding career in Houston, he’s racked up 50 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, and a league-leading dozen sacks.    

2008 Collegefootballnews.com All-CUSA Team
QB – Chase Clement, Sr. Rice
RB – Damion Fletcher, Jr. USM
RB – Tarrion Adams, Sr. Tulsa
WR – Jarett Dillard, Sr. Rice
WR – DeAndre Brown, Fr. USM
TE – James Casey, Soph. Rice
OL – Robby Felix, Jr. UTEP
OL – Troy Kropog, Sr. Tulane
OL – Ryan McKee, Sr. USM
OL – Brandon Pearce, Sr. Mem.
OL – Sebastian Vollmer, Sr. UH
PK – Jose Martinez, Sr. UTEP
KR – Joe Burnett, Sr. UCF
DL – Phillip Hunt, Sr. Houston
DL – Clinton McDonald, Sr. Mem
DL – Bruce Miller, Soph. UCF
DL – C.J. Wilson, Jr. ECU
LB – Gerald McRath, Jr. USM
LB – Pierre Bell, Sr. ECU
LB – Adam Vincent, Sr. UTEP
DB – Joe Burnett, Sr. UCF
DB – Van Eskridge, Jr. ECU
DB – James Lockett, Jr. Tulsa
DB – Kevin Sanders, Sr. UAB
P – Swayze Waters, Sr. UAB
PR – Joe Burnett, Sr. UCF
Top 30 players regardless of position
Based on the season the player had

1. QB Chase Clement, Sr. Rice
2. QB Case Keenum, Soph. Houston
3. WR Jarett Dillard, Sr. Rice
4. QB David Johnson, Sr. Tulsa
5. TE James Casey, Soph. Rice
6. DE Phillip Hunt, Sr. Houston
7. LB Gerald McRath, Jr. USM
8. CB Joe Burnett, Sr. UCF
9. QB Trevor Vittatoe, Soph. UTEP
10. RB Damion Fletcher, Jr. USM
11. WR DeAndre Brown, Fr. USM
12. DE C.J. Wilson, Jr. ECU
13. WR Brennan Marion, Sr. Tulsa
14. RB Tarrion Adams, Sr. Tulsa
15. RB Bryce Beall, Fr. Houston
16. S James Lockett, Jr. Tulsa
17. CB Kevin Sanders, Sr. UAB
18. DT Clinton McDonald, Sr. Memphis
19. WR Kris Adams, Soph. UTEP
20. OT Troy Kropog, Sr. Tulane
21. WR Aldrick Robinson, Soph. SMU
22. DE Bruce Miller, Soph. UCF
23. TE Mark Hafner, Sr. Houston
24. LB Pierre Bell, Sr. ECU
25. RB Curtis Steele, Jr. Memphis
26. LB Adam Vincent, Sr. UTEP
27. WR Tyron Carrier, Fr. Houston
28. WR Emmanuel Sanders, Jr. SMU
29. QB Joe Webb, Jr. UAB
30. S Van Eskridge, Jr. ECU

Top Quarterbacks
1. Chase Clement, Rice
2. Case Keenum, Houston
3. David Johnson, Tulsa
4. Trevor Vittatoe, UTEP
5. Joe Webb, UAB

Top Running Backs
1. Damion Fletcher, USM
2. Tarrion Adams, Tulsa
3. Bryce Beall, Houston
4. Curtis Steele, Memphis
5. Darius Marshall, Marshall

Top Wide Receivers
1. Jarett Dillard, Rice
2. James Casey, Rice
3. DeAndre Brown, USM
4. Brennan Marion, Tulsa
5. Kris Adams, UTEP

Top Offensive Linemen
1. Troy Kropog, Tulane
2. Robby Felix, UTEP
3. Brandon Pearce, Memphis
4. Sebastian Vollmer, Houston
5. Ryan McKee, USM

Top Defensive Linemen
1. Phillip Hunt, Houston
2. C.J. Wilson, ECU
3. Clinton McDonald, Memphis
4. Bruce Miller, UCF
5. Moton Hopkins, Tulsa

Top Linebackers
1. Gerald McRath, USM
2. Pierre Bell, ECU
3. Adam Vincent, UTEP
4. Joe Henderson, UAB
5. Maurice Kitchens, Marshall

Top Defensive Backs
1. Joe Burnett, UCF
2. James Lockett, Tulsa
3. Kevin Sanders, UAB
4. Van Eskridge, ECU
5. Sha’Reff Rashad, UCF

Top Kickers
1. P/PK Swayze Waters, UAB
2. PK Jose Martinez, UTEP
3. P Ross Thevenot, Tulane
4. P/PK Thomas Morstead, SMU
5. P Matt Dodge, ECU

2006 CFN All-CUSA Team | 2007 CFN All-CUSA Team
- 2008 CFN Preseason All-CUSA Team