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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.


D'Eriq King, Houston

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


Greg McCrae, UCF

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


Darius Bradwell, Tulane

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


James Proche, SMU

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


Damonte Coxie, Memphis

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


Marquez Stevenson, Houston

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


Josiah Deguara, Cincinnati

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


Jarrid Williams, Houston

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


Dustin Woodard, Memphis

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


Matt Hennessy, Temple

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


Jovahn Fair, Temple

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


Josh Jones, Houston

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


First-Team Defense


Patrick Johnson, Tulane

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


Quincy Roche, Temple

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


Alex Turner, ECU

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


O'Bryan Goodson, Memphis

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


Aaron Ramseur, ECU

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


JJ Russell, Memphis

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


Mike Hampton, USF

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


Brandon Moore, UCF

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


Richie Grant, UCF

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


Darrick Forrest, Cincinnati

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


Coby Bryant, Cincinnati

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


First-Team Specialists


Jake Verity, ECU


James Smith, Cincinnati

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