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PFF Preseason 2019 All-AAC Team

Nov 10, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars quarterback D'Eriq King (4) passes against Temple Owls defensive end Zach Mesday (10) in the first half at TDECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

After grading and analyzing every player on every play of every game during the 2018 college football season, it’s time we unveil the 2019 Preseason PFF All-AAC first team, second team and honorable mention for every position on offense and defense as well as for the first time ever, specialists.

The Preseason All-AAC list may differ a bit from any year-end look back at the previous season as we project to the 2019 season ahead of us. Find out which of these athletes made the PFF All-American team as well.

First-Team Offense

Quarterback play is the name of the game in the AAC this season as D'Eriq King, Anthony Russo and Desmond Ridder receive all the chatter, rightfully so. King is one of the most electric players in all of college football while a duo of central Floridians highlight the defensive team in UCF's Richie Grant and USF's Mike Hampton.

QB

D'Eriq King, Houston

Second-Team: Anthony Russo, Temple
Honorable Mention: Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati

RB

Greg McCrae, UCF

Second-Team: Michael Warren II, Cincinnati
Honorable Mention: Patrick Carr, Houston

RB

Darius Bradwell, Tulane

Second-Team: Johnny Ford, USF
Honorable Mention: Patrick Taylor Jr., Memphis

WR

James Proche, SMU

Second-Team: Darnell Mooney, Tulane
Honorable Mention: Isaiah Wright, Temple

WR

Damonte Coxie, Memphis

Second-Team: Reggie Roberson Jr., SMU
Honorable Mention: Randall St. Felix, USF

WR

Marquez Stevenson, Houston

Second-Team: Gabriel Davis, UCF
Honorable Mention: Jalen McCleskey, Tulane

TE

Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati

Second-Team: Joey Magnifico, Memphis
Honorable Mention: Mitchell Wilcox, USF

OT

Jarrid Williams, Houston

Second-Team: Marcus Norman, USF
Honorable Mention: D'Ante Smith, ECU

OG

Dustin Woodard, Memphis

Second-Team: Dylan Parham, Memphis
Honorable Mention: Cam DeGeorge, UConn

C

Matt Hennessy, Temple

Second-Team: Jordan Johnson, UCF
Honorable Mention: Ford Higgins, Navy

OG

Jovahn Fair, Temple

Second-Team: Nino Leone, UConn
Honorable Mention: Morgan James, Cincinnati

OT

Josh Jones, Houston

Second-Team: Matt Peart, UConn
Honorable Mention: Ryan Van Demark, UConn

 

First-Team Defense

Edge

Patrick Johnson, Tulane

Second-Team: Trevis Gipson, Tulsa
Honorable Mention: Joseph Dorceus, Memphis

Edge

Quincy Roche, Temple

Second-Team: Kirk Livingstone, USF
Honorable Mention: Bryce Huff, Memphis

DI

Alex Turner, ECU

Second-Team: Travis Jones, UConn
Honorable Mention: Kevin Kegler, USF

DI

O'Bryan Goodson, Memphis

Second-Team: Tyarise Stevenson, Tulsa
Honorable Mention: Dan Archibong, Temple

LB

Aaron Ramseur, ECU

Second-Team: Sam Franklin, Temple
Honorable Mention: Austin Hall, Memphis

LB

JJ Russell, Memphis

Second-Team: Perry Young, Cincinnati
Honorable Mention: Zaven Collins, Tulsa

CB

Mike Hampton, USF

Second-Team: Colby Gore, ECU
Honorable Mention: Linwood Crump, Temple

CB

Brandon Moore, UCF

Second-Team: Kevin Johnson, SMU
Honorable Mention: Cameron Jefferies, Cincinnati

S

Richie Grant, UCF

Second-Team: Jacob Springer, Navy
Honorable Mention: Sanchez Blake Jr., Memphis

S

Darrick Forrest, Cincinnati

Second-Team: Benny Walls, Temple
Honorable Mention: Patrick Nelson, SMU

Flex

Coby Bryant, Cincinnati

Second-Team: T.J. Carter, Memphis
Honorable Mention: Chase Kuerschen, Tulane

 

First-Team Specialists

K

Jake Verity, ECU

P

James Smith, Cincinnati

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