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July 26, 2009
TU lands five on C-USA media first team
Damaris Johnson, also named the preseason special teams player of the year, is joined on the first team by two offensive linemen, a linebacker and a safety.Five members of the University of Tulsa football team have landed on the All-Conference USA first team, according to a panel of 24 media members. Sophomore receiver
The other four Tulsa players on the first team are LB Mike Bryan, OL Curt Puckett, SAF James Lockett and OL Tyler Holmes, who was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team last season.
Puckett is the top returning offensive lineman for Tulsa, while Bryan and Lockett are defensive leaders. Bryan led the Hurricane with 119 tackles. Lockett was a beast, gobbling up 82 stops, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.
The Conference USA coaches will also vote on an all-conference team, which will be released by the league during media days this week.
Media All C-USA Team
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
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.
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, 186-230, Sr.
OT: Tyler Holmes, Tulsa, 6-4, 306, So.
OT: Mike Aguayo, UTEP, 6-4, 290, Sr.
C: Sean Allen, East Carolina, 6-3, 310, Sr.
OG: Ryan Hebert, Southern Miss, 6-5, 310, Sr.
OG: Curt Puckett, Tulsa, 6-4, 309, Sr.
FIRST TEAM 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.
SAF: Van Eskridge, East Carolina, 6-0, 195, Sr.
SAF: James Lockett, Tulsa, 5-11, 203, Sr.
FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS
P: Ross Thevenot, Tulane, 6-0, 185, Sr.
PK: Ben Hartman, East Carolina, 5-11, 209, Sr.
KR: Damaris Johnson, Tulsa, 5-8, 170, So.
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB: Trevor Vittatoe, UTEP, 6-2, 220, Jr.
RB: Darius Marshall, Marshall, 5-10, 190, Jr.
RB: Curtis Steele, Memphis, 6-0, 185, Sr.
TE: Jeffrey Anderson, UAB, 6-3, 225, Sr.
WR: Kris Adams, UTEP, 6-3, 190, Jr.
WR: A. 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.
SECOND TEAM 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: G. 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.
SAF: Andrew Sendejo, Rice, 6-1, 211, Sr.
SAF: Eddie Hicks, Southern Miss, 6-2, 183, Sr.
SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS
P: Chase Turner, Houston, 6-4, 229, Sr.
PK: Clark Fangmeier, Rice, 5-11, 184, Sr.
KR: D.A. Griffin, Memphis, 5-11, 185, Jr.
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