2023 College Football All-Conference USA Team: WKU WR Malachi Corley, UTEP LB Tyrice Knight and more

2RW3REG Western Kentucky receiver Malachi Corley, right, celebrates his touchdown against Ohio State with teammate offensive lineman Marshall Jackson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

With bowl season upon us, it’s time to look back at the top performers from what was an incredible 2023 season of college football. After unveiling our All-American team and awards, here’s a look at PFF’s 2023 All-Conference USA team, as voted on by 13 PFF analysts and data collectors.

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QB: Kaidon Salter, Liberty Flames
RB: Quinton Cooley, Liberty Flames
WR: Kris Mitchell, Florida International Golden Panthers
WR: Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
WR: Kelly Akharaiyi, UTEP Miners
TE: Bentley Hanshaw, Liberty Flames
LT: Zuri Henry, UTEP Miners
LG: Clay Webb, Jacksonville State Gamecocks
C: Andrew Meyer, UTEP Miners
RG: Elijah Klein, UTEP Miners
RT: Xavier Bausley, Jacksonville State Gamecocks


DI: Jordan Guerad, Florida International Golden Panthers
DI: Keenan Stewart, UTEP Miners
EDGE: Maurice Westmoreland, UTEP Miners
EDGE: Issiah Nixon, Sam Houston State Bearkats
LB: Tyrice Knight, UTEP Miners
LB: Trevor Williams, Sam Houston State Bearkats
CB: Preston Hodge, Liberty Flames
CB: Anthony Johnson Jr., Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
S: Brylan Green, Liberty Flames
S: Jeremiah Harris, Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Flex-D: Willie Roberts, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Special Teams

K: Colby Sessums, Sam Houston State Bearkats
P: Joshua Sloan, UTEP Miners
RS: Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Offensive Player Spotlight: G Clay Webb, Jacksonville State

Webb was a PFF second-team All-American this season, as his 89.9 grade was more than five points better than the next-closest FBS guard. The former five-star recruit was also the only guard in the nation to earn 85.0-plus pass-blocking and run-blocking grades. He allowed only one pressure across 300 pass-blocking snaps for an FBS-leading 0.3% pressure rate allowed.

Defensive Player Spotlight: CB Willie Roberts, Louisiana Tech

Simply put, Roberts’ coverage numbers this season were absurd. He allowed only 16 catches on 45 targets while also forcing 17 incompletions, tied for the second most in the country. 

Offensive Line Spotlight: UTEP Miners

This shouldn’t be a surprise, considering three of UTEP’s offensive linemen made the All-Conference USA first team, but the Miners were dominant up front this season. Their 80.9 unit grade ranked fifth in college football, and they were one of only four offensive lines to earn 80.0-plus pass-blocking and run-blocking grades.

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