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2009 CUSA Football Coaches Preseason Team and Awards

July 27, 2009

Conference USA Preseason All-Conference Team (as chosen by league media members)
C-USA MEDIA FIRST TEAM
Offense

TE - Cody Slate, Marshall, 6-4, 225, Sr.
WR - DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss, 6-6, 228, So.
WR - Tyron Carrier, Houston, 5-8, 162, So.
WR - Emmanuel Sanders, SMU, 5-11, 186, Sr.
OT - Tyler Holmes, Tulsa, 6-4, 306, So.
OT - Mike Aguayo, UTEP, 6-4, 290, Sr.
OG - Ryan Hebert, Southern Miss, 6-5, 310, Sr.
OG - Curt Puckett, Tulsa, 6-4, 309, Sr.
C - Sean Allen, East Carolina, 6-3, 310, Sr.
QB - Case Keenum, Houston, 6-1, 210, Jr.
RB - Damion Fletcher, Southern Miss, 5-10, 177, Sr.
RB - Bryce Beall, Houston, 5-11, 205, So.

Defense
DE - Albert McClellan, Marshall, 6-2, 252, Sr.
DE - C.J.Wilson, East Carolina, 6-4, 278, Sr.
DT - Terrell Troup, UCF, 6-3, 315, Sr.
DT - Jay Ross, East Carolina, 6-3, 314, Sr.
LB - Mario Harvey, Marshall, 6-0, 244, Jr.
LB - Nick Johnson, East Carolina, 6-1, 217, Sr.
LB - Mike Bryan, Tulsa, 6-3, 226, Sr.
CB - Brandon Brinkley, Houston, 6-0, 185, Sr.
CB - Cornelius Brown, UTEP, 6-0, 200, Sr.
Safety - Van Eskridge, East Carolina, 6-0, 195, Sr.
Safety - James Lockett, Tulsa, 5-11, 203, Sr.

Specialists
Punter - Ross Thevenot, Tulane, 6-0, 185, Sr.
PK - Ben Hartman, East Carolina, 5-11, 209, Sr.
Kick Returner - Damaris Johnson, Tulsa, 5-8, 170, So.

C-USA MEDIA SECOND TEAM
Offense

TE - Jeffrey Anderson, UAB, 6-3, 225, Sr.
WR - Kris Adams, UTEP, 6-3, 190, Jr.
WR - Aldrick Robinson, SMU, 5-10, 176, Jr.
WR - Patrick Edwards, Houston. 5-9, 175, So.
OT - Scott Mitchell, Rice, 6-4, 290, Jr.
OT - C.J. Wood, Marshall, 6-5, 290, So.
OG - Cameron Raschke, UTEP, 6-4, 320, Sr.
OG - Dominik Riley, Memphis. 6-4, 315, Jr.
C - Carl Bennett, Houston, 6-2, 285, Sr.
QB - Trevor Vittatoe, UTEP, 6-2, 220, Jr.
RB - Darius Marshall, Marshall, 5-10, 190, Jr.
RB - Curtis Steele, Memphis, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Defense
DE - Bruce Miller, UCF, 6-2, 258, Jr.
DE - Scott Solomon, Rice, 6-3, 263, Jr.
DT - Linval Joseph, East Carolina. 6-6, 322. Sr.
DT - Anthony Gray, Southern Miss, 6-0, 301, Jr.
LB - Greg Jackson, Memphis. 6-2, 212, Sr.
LB - Marcus McGraw, Houston, 5-11, 220, So.
LB - Pete Fleps, SMU, 6-1, 228, Jr.
CB - Travis Simmons, East Carolina. 5-10, 177, Jr.
CB - Andre Watson, Southern Miss. 5-10, 180, Sr.
Safety - Andrew Sendejo, Rice, 6-1, 211, Sr.
Safety - Eddie Hicks, Southern Miss, 6-2, 183, Sr.

Specialists
Punter - Chase Turner, Houston, 6-4, 229, Sr.
PK - Clark Fangmeier, Rice, 5-11, 184, Sr.
Kick Returner - D.A. Griffin, Memphis, 5-11, 185, Jr.

C-USA MEDIA SPECIAL AWARDS
Offensive Player of the Year - Case Keenum, QB, Houston
Defensive Player of the Year - C.J. Wilson, East Carolina
Special Teams Player of the Year - Damaris Johnson, Tulsa