2023 All-AAC College Football Team and Individual Honors

    The 2023 All-AAC Team highlights the best we saw from the American Athletic Conference during a terrific 2023 campaign.

    The 2023 iteration of the American Athletic Conference didn’t disappoint. From undefeated conference seasons for new powers to new programs making waves, it was a season that soon won’t be forgotten.

    The All-AAC team and individual honors highlight the best we saw in 2023.

    AAC Football Team Honors for 2023

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    • Player of the Year
      Patrick Jenkins, DT, Tulane
    • Offensive Player of the Year
      Blake Watson, RB, Memphis
    • Defensive Player of the Year
      Patrick Jenkins, DT, Tulane
    • Specialist of the Year
      Noah Rauschenberg, K, North Texas
    • Newcomer of the Year
      Blake Watson, RB, Memphis
    • Coach of the Year
      Rhett Lashlee, SMU

    All-AAC Offense

    • Quarterback of the Year
      Michael Pratt, Tulane
    • Running Back of the Year
      Blake Watson, Memphis
    • Wide Receiver of the Year
      Ja’Mori Maclin, North Texas
    • Tight End of the Year
      RJ Maryland, SMU
    • Offensive Tackle of the Year
      Victor Stoffel, Temple
    • Offensive Guard of the Year
      Davion Carter, Memphis
    • Offensive Center of the Year
      Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane
    • Offensive Lineman of the Year
      Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane
    • Offensive Line of the Year
      SMU Mustangs
    • Offensive Newcomer of the Year
      Blake Watson, RB, Memphis

    2023 First-Team All-AAC Offense

    QB: Michael Pratt, Tulane
    RB: Blake Watson, Memphis
    RB: Makhi Hughes, Tulane
    WR: LaJohntay Wester, FAU
    WR: Ja’Mori Maclin, North Texas
    WR: Luke McCaffrey, Rice
    TE: RJ Maryland, SMU
    FLEX: Jermaine Brown Jr., UAB
    OT: Victor Stoffel, Temple
    OG: Davion Carter, Memphis
    OC: Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane
    OG: Logan Parr, SMU
    OT: Xavier Hill, Memphis

    2023 Second-Team All-AAC Offense

    QB: Preston Stone, SMU
    RB: Ayo Adeyi, North Texas
    RB: Anthony Watkins, Tulsa
    WR: Joshua Cephus, UTSA
    WR: Roc Taylor, Memphis
    WR: DeMeer Blankumsee, Memphis
    TE: David Martin-Robinson, Temple
    FLEX: Dean Conners, Rice
    OT: Rashad Green, Tulane
    OG: Febechi Nwaiwu, North Texas
    OC: Jacob Likes, Memphis
    OG: Ben Sparks, SMU
    OT: Hyrin White, SMU

    2023 Third-Team All-AAC Offense

    QB: Frank Harris, UTSA
    RB: Nay’Quan Wright, USF
    RB: Kevorian Barnes, UTSA
    WR: Sean Atkins, USF
    WR: Kamdyn Benjamin, Tulsa
    WR: Chris Brazzell II, Tulane
    TE: Jordan Smith, Temple
    FLEX: Tejhaun Palmer, UAB
    OT: Jasper Parks, Charlotte
    OG: Dorian Hinton, FAU
    OC: Ethan Miner, North Texas
    OG: Luke Jones, UAB
    OT: Connor McMahon, Navy

    2023 Honorable Mention All-AAC Offense

    QB: Seth Henigan, Memphis
    QB: Chandler Rogers, North Texas
    RB: Jaylan Knighton, SMU
    RB: Robert Henry, UTSA
    RB: Oscar Adaway III, North Texas
    RB: Alex Tecza, Navy
    WR: Amad Anderson Jr., Temple
    WR: Lawrence Keys III, Tulane
    WR: Naiem Simmons, USF
    WR: Tykee Ogle-Kellogg, UTSA
    WR: Dante Wright, Temple
    WR: Jordan Hudson, SMU
    TE: Boden Green, Rice
    TE: Alex Bauman, Tulane
    FLEX: Darvon Hubbard, Temple
    FLEX: Marquis Shoulders, Tulsa
    OT: Donovan Jennings, USF
    OT: Clay Servin, Rice
    OG: Gabe Blair, North Texas
    OG: Daizion Carroll, North Texas
    OC: Federick Maranges, FAU
    OC: Bronson Hickman, SMU
    OG: Brant Banks, Rice
    OG: Dustyn Hall, ECU
    OT: Darrell Simpson, Tulsa
    OT: Marcus Bryant, SMU

    All-AAC Defense

    • Defensive Lineman of the Year
      Patrick Jenkins, DT, Tulane
    • EDGE Defender of the Year
      Trey Moore, UTSA
    • Defensive Interior of the Year
      Patrick Jenkins, Tulane
    • Linebacker of the Year
      Jesus Machado, Tulane
    • Cornerback of the Year
      Lance Robinson, Tulane
    • Safety of the Year
      Kam Pedescleaux, Tulane
    • Defensive Line of the Year
      Tulane Green Wave
    • Secondary of the Year
      Tulane Green Wave
    • Defensive Newcomer of the Year
      Brian Mayes, CB, UAB

    2023 First-Team All-AAC Defense

    EDGE: Elijah Roberts, SMU
    DT: Patrick Jenkins, Tulane
    DT: Fish McWilliams, UAB
    EDGE: Trey Moore, UTSA
    LB: Jordan Brown, North Texas
    LB: Jordan Magee, Temple
    LB: Jesus Machado, Tulane
    CB: Lance Robinson, Tulane
    CB: Kam Alexander, UTSA
    CB: Brian Mayes, UAB
    S: Kam Pedescleaux, Tulane
    S: Rayuan Lane III, Navy
    FLEX: Darius Hodges, Tulane

    2023 Second-Team All-AAC Defense

    EDGE: Ben Kopenski, Tulsa
    DT: De’Braylon Carroll, Rice
    DT: Elijah Chatman, SMU
    EDGE: Keith Cooper Jr., Tulane
    LB: Colin Ramos, Navy
    LB: Jhalyn Shuler, USF
    LB: Demetrius Knight II, Charlotte
    CB: Jarius Monroe, Tulane
    CB: Jaise Oliver, Tulsa
    CB: DeAgo Brumfeld, Memphis
    S: Isaiah Nwokobia, SMU
    S: Jarron Morris, FAU
    FLEX: Mazin Richards, North Texas

    2023 Third-Team All-AAC Defense

    EDGE: Diwuan Black, Temple
    DT: Kameron Hamilton, Tulane
    DT: Jerquavion Mahone, Temple
    EDGE: Eyabi Okie-Anoma, Charlotte
    LB: BJ Davis, ECU
    LB: Nikhai Hill-Green, Charlotte
    LB: Jamal Ligon, UTSA
    CB: Shavon Revel, ECU
    CB: Dontae Balfour, Charlotte
    CB: Dashaun Peele, Navy
    S: Gabe Taylor, Rice
    S: Kendarin Ray, Tulsa
    FLEX: Jaylen Wester, FAU

    2023 Honorable Mention All-AAC Defense

    EDGE: Coleman Coco, Rice
    EDGE: Devean Deal, Tulane
    DT: Kevin Penn, UAB
    DT: Brandon Matterson, UTSA
    DT: Evan Anderson, FAU
    DT: DeVere Levelston, SMU
    EDGE: Desmond Littel, UAB
    EDGE: Jonathan Ross, USF
    LB: Teylor Jackson, ECU
    LB: Michael Moore, UAB
    LB: Kobe Wilson, SMU
    LB: Jared Small, Tulane
    LB: Jackson Bratton, UAB
    LB: Chandler Martin, Memphis
    CB: Tavin Ward, USF
    CB: Charles Woods, SMU
    CB: Ridge Texada, North Texas
    CB: Nicktroy Fortune, UTSA
    CB: Braxton Clark, USF
    CB: Mac McWilliams, UAB
    S: Keondre Swoopes, UAB
    S: Julius Wood, ECU
    S: Logan Berryhill, USF
    S: DJ Douglas, Tulane
    FLEX: Xavier McDonald, Navy
    FLEX: Jonathan McGill, SMU

    All-AAC Special Teams

    • Kicker of the Year
      Collin Rogers, SMU
    • Punter of the Year
      Riley Riethman, Navy
    • Kick Returner of the Year
      Sam Martin, Temple
    • Punt Returner of the Year
      LaJohntay Wester, FAU
    • Special Teamer of the Year
      Lee Beebe, UAB
    • Kickoff Specialist of the Year
      Casey Glover, Tulane
    • Special Teams Newcomer of the Year
      Angus Davies, P, Tulsa

    2023 First-Team All-AAC Specialists

    PK: Collin Rogers, SMU
    KOS: Casey Glover, Tulane
    P: Riley Riethman, Navy
    KR: Sam Martin, Temple
    PR: LaJohntay Wester, FAU
    ST: Lee Beebe, UAB

    2023 Second-Team All-AAC Specialists

    PK: Noah Rauschenberg, North Texas
    KOS: Noah Rauschenberg, North Texas
    P: Angus Davies, Tulsa
    KR: Kaylon Horton, North Texas
    PR: Roderick Daniels Jr., SMU
    ST: Zach Neilsen, Tulsa

    2023 Third-Team All-AAC Specialists

    PK: Chase Allen, UTSA
    KOS: Tate Sandell, UTSA
    P: Logan Lupo, FAU
    KR: Shedro Louis, Tulane
    PR: Henry Rutledge, Charlotte
    ST: James Smyre, UAB

    2023 Honorable Mention All-AAC Specialists

    PK: Valentino Ambrosio, Tulane
    PK: Chase Meyer, Tulsa
    KOS: Laith Marjan, ECU
    KOS: Collin Rogers, SMU
    P: Ryan Bujcevski, SMU
    P: Andrew Stokes, USF
    KR: Sutton Smith, Memphis
    KR: Henry Rutledge, Charlotte
    PR: Chris Carpenter, UTSA
    PR: Amin Hassan, Navy
    ST: Kiland Harrison, Tulane
    ST: Maguire Neal, Charlotte

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