2023 All-Conference USA Football Midseason Team and Individual Honors

    The 2023 Midseason All-Conference USA College Football Team honors the top players and units we've seen from the CUSA season so far in 2023.

    The midway point of the Conference USA season sees some dramatically improved units and some highlight-reel players making a name for themselves. Here, with the Midseason All-Conference USA College Football Honors, we highlight the best these nine teams have had to offer halfway through the 2023 season.

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    Midseason Conference USA Football Team Honors for 2023

    • Midseason Player of the Year
      Clay Webb, G, Jacksonville State
    • Midseason Offensive Player of the Year
      Austin Reed, QB, Western Kentucky
    • Midseason Defensive Player of the Year
      Kobe Singleton, CB, Liberty
    • Midseason Newcomer of the Year
      Quae Drake, LB, Jacksonville State
    • Midseason Coach of the Year
      Rich Rodriguez, Jacksonville State

    Midseason Conference USA Offense

    • Midseason Quarterback of the Year
      Austin Reed, QB, Western Kentucky
    • Midseason Running Back of the Year
      Malik Jackson, Jacksonville State
    • Midseason Wide Receiver of the Year
      Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky
    • Midseason Tight End of the Year
      Bentley Hanshaw, Liberty
    • Midseason Offensive Lineman of the Year
      Clay Webb, G, Jacksonville State
    • Midseason Offensive Line of the Year
      UTEP Miners
    • Midseason Offensive Newcomer of the Year
      Shomari Lawrence, RB, FIU

    Midseason First-Team All-Conference USA Offense

    QB: Austin Reed, Western Kentucky
    RB: Malik Jackson, Jacksonville State
    RB: Tyre Shelton, Louisiana Tech
    WR: Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky
    WR: Kris Mitchell, FIU
    WR: Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech
    TE: Bentley Hanshaw, Liberty
    FLEX: CJ Daniels, Liberty
    OT: Steven Hubbard, UTEP
    G: Clay Webb, Jacksonville State
    C: Andrew Meyer, UTEP
    G: Elijah Klein, UTEP
    OT: Xavior Gray, Liberty

    Midseason Second-Team All-Conference USA Offense

    QB: Kaidon Salter, Liberty
    RB: Quinton Cooley, Liberty
    RB: Shomari Lawrence, FIU
    WR: Elijah Metcalf, Middle Tennessee
    WR: Cyrus Allen, Louisiana Tech
    WR: Treon Sibley, Liberty
    TE: Sean BRown, Jacksonville State
    FLEX: Easton Messer, Western Kentucky
    OT: Marshall Jackson, Western Kentucky
    G: Justin Mayers, UTEP
    C: Vincent Murphy, Western Kentucky
    G: Bert Hale, Louisiana Tech
    OT: Zuri Henry, UTEP

    Midseason Third-Team All-Conference USA Offense

    QB: Nicholas Vattiato, Middle Tennessee
    RB: Jaiden Credle, Middle Tennessee
    RB: Torrance Burgess Jr., UTEP
    WR: Justin Olson, Middle Tennessee
    WR: Jonathan Brady, New Mexico State
    WR: Holden Willis, Middle Tennessee
    TE: Jeremy Tate Jr., Middle Tennessee
    FLEX: Star Thomas, New Mexico State
    OT: Carson Bruno, Louisiana Tech
    G: Quantavious Leslie, Western Kentucky
    C: Jordan White, Liberty
    G: Jonathan Graham, Liberty
    OT: Xavier Bausley, Jacksonville State

    Midseason Honorable Mention All-Conference USA Offense

    QB: Diego Pavia, New Mexico State
    QB: Keyone Jenkins, FIU
    RB: Davion Ervin-Poindexter, Western Kentucky
    RB: Kejon Owens, FIU
    RB: Keith Willis Jr., Louisiana Tech
    RB: Deion Hankins, UTEP
    WR: Perry Carter, Jacksonville State
    WR: Jordin Parker, New Mexico State
    WR: Tyrin Smith, UTEP
    WR: Jalen Bracey, FIU
    WR: Jeremiah Ballard, UTEP
    WR: Kelly Akharaiyi, UTEP
    TE: River Helms, Western Kentucky
    TE: Nate Jones, Louisiana Tech
    FLEX: Noah Smith, Sam Houston
    FLEX: Dalvin Smith, Western Kentucky
    OT: Will O’Steen, Jacksonville State
    OT: Louie Canepa, New Mexico State
    G: X’Zauvea Gadin, Liberty
    G: Naeer Jackson, FIU
    C: Treylen Brown, Jacksonville State
    C: Canaan Yarro, New Mexico State
    G: Wesley Horton, Western Kentucky
    G: AJ Vaipulu, New Mexico State
    OT: Phillip Houston, FIU
    OT: Shiyazh Pete, New Mexico State

    Midseason Conference USA Defense

    • Midseason Defensive Lineman of the Year
      Chris Hardie, EDGE, Jacksonville State
    • Midseason Linebacker of the Year
      Tyrice Knight, UTEP
    • Midseason Cornerback of the Year
      Kobe Singleton, Liberty
    • Midseason Safety of the Year
      Brylan Green, Liberty
    • Midseason Defensive Line of the Year
      New Mexico State Aggies
    • Midseason Secondary of the Year
      Liberty Flames
    • Midseason Defensive Newcomer of the Year
      Quae Drake, LB, Jacksonville State

    Midseason First-Team All-Conference USA Defense

    EDGE: Alex Nobles, FIU
    EDGE: Chris Hardie, Jacksonville State
    DT: Marley Cook, Middle Tennessee
    DT: Jordan Guerad, FIU
    LB: Tyrice Knight, UTEP
    LB: Donovan Manuel, FIU
    LB: Sam Brumfield, Middle Tennessee
    CB: Kobe Singleton, Liberty
    CB: Willie Roberts, Louisiana Tech
    CB: Michael Richard, Louisiana Tech
    S: Brylan Green, Liberty
    S: CJ Christian, FIU
    FLEX: Upton Stout, Western Kentucky

    Midseason Second-Team All-Conference USA Defense

    EDGE: CJ Bazile Jr., Liberty
    EDGE: Zaylin Wood, Middle Tennessee
    DT: Deshon Hall Jr., Louisiana Tech
    DT: Jay Hardy, Liberty
    LB: Trevor Williams, Sam Houston
    LB: Quae Drake, Jacksonville State
    LB: Keyshaun Elliott, New Mexico State
    CB: Virgil Marshall, Western Kentucky
    CB: Kekoura Tarnue, Jacksonville State
    CB: Anthony Johnson Jr., Western Kentucky
    S: Larry Worth, Jacksonville State
    S: Kendrick Simpkins, Western Kentucky
    FLEX: Tyren Dupree, Liberty

    Midseason Third-Team All-Conference USA Defense

    EDGE: JaQues Evans, Western Kentucky
    EDGE: Praise Amaewhule, UTEP
    DT: Izaiah Reed, New Mexico State
    DT: Gabriel Inguez, New Mexico State
    LB: Jeslord Boateng, Louisiana Tech
    LB: Brevin Randle, Louisiana Tech
    LB: Jerome Jolly Jr., Liberty
    CB: Keonte Glinton, New Mexico State
    CB: Cedric Woods, Louisiana Tech
    CB: Tyrell Raby, Middle Tennessee
    S: Da’Marcus Crosby, Sam Houston
    S: Cecil Singleton, Louisiana Tech
    FLEX: Hezekiah Masses, FIU

    Midseason Honorable Mention All-Conference USA Defense

    EDGE: Gabe Peterson, New Mexico State
    EDGE: Curley Young Jr., Jacksonville State
    EDGE: Jaylen Swain, Jacksonville State
    EDGE: Kylan Guidry, Western Kentucky
    DT: Keenan Stewart, UTEP
    DT: Hosea Wheeler, Western Kentucky
    DT: Jayden Loving, Western Kentucky
    DT: Dion Wilson Jr., New Mexico State
    LB: Aaron Key, Western Kentucky
    LB: Bryson Washington, Western Kentucky
    LB: Kavian Gaither, Sam Houston
    LB: Sone Aupiu, New Mexico State
    LB: Elijah Anderson-Taylor, FIU
    LB: Reggie Peterson, FIU
    CB: Jabari Mack, Jacksonville State
    CB: Preston Hodge, Liberty
    CB: Deonte Stanley, Middle Tennessee
    CB: Jhamal Shelby Jr., Louisiana Tech
    CB: Brian Blades, FIU
    CB: Teldrick Ross, Middle Tennessee
    S: Tra Fluellen, Middle Tennessee
    S: Brandon Bishop, Liberty
    S: D’Verick Daniel, FIU
    S: Fred Perry, Jacksonville State
    FLEX: Talique Allen, Western Kentucky
    FLEX: Jeremiah Harris, Jacksonville State

    Midseason Conference USA Special Teams

    • Midseason Kicker of the Year
      Lucas Carneiro, Western Kentucky
    • Midseason Punter of the Year
      Jack Dawson, Jacksonville State
    • Midseason Specialist of the Year
      Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech

    Midseason First-Team All-Conference USA Specialists

    Kicker: Lucas Carneiro, Western Kentucky
    Kickoff Specialist: Max Morgan, Liberty
    Punter: Jack Dawson, Jacksonville State
    Kick Returner: Aaron Bedgood, Liberty
    Punt Returner: Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech
    Special Teamer: Rocky Beers, FIU

    Midseason Second-Team All-Conference USA Specialists

    Kicker: Jacob Barnes, Louisiana Tech
    Kickoff Specialist: Buck Buchanan, Louisiana Tech
    Punter: Blake Ochsendorf, Louisiana Tech
    Kick Returner: Torrance Burgess Jr., UTEP
    Punt Returner: Dean Patterson, FIU
    Special Teamer: Joseph Carter, Liberty

    Midseason Third-Team All-Conference USA Specialists

    Kicker: Chase Gabriel, FIU
    Kickoff Specialist: Cory Munson, Western Kentucky
    Punter: Jadon Cardell, Sam Houston
    Kick Returner: Jalen Bracey, FIU
    Punt Returner: Jordan Smith, New Mexico State
    Special Teamer: Jalen Davis, Middle Tennessee


    Midseason Honorable Mention All-Conference USA Specialists

    Kicker: Ethan Albertson, New Mexico State
    Kickoff Specialist: Lucas Matias, FIU
    Punter: Joshua Sloan, UTEP
    Kick Returner: Jonathan Brady, New Mexico State
    Punt Returner: Noah Smith, Sam Houston
    Special Teamer: Chris Johnson, Middle Tennessee

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