Four UCF football players earn preseason All-Conference USA honors



players were named to the preseason All-

Conference USA


The Knights tied


for the most players on the preseason watch list.

Senior offensive lineman Theo Goins, junior defensive lineman Victor Gray, senior defensive back Kemal Ishmael and sophomore kickoff returner Rannell Hall made the All-C-USA preseason team voted on by the league's coaches.

The Conference USA preseason media poll, conducted by the

Houston Chronicle

, is scheduled to be released Tuesday morning.

Conference USA football preseason media day is Wednesday in Dallas. UCF assistant coach Brent Key and senior running back Latavius Murray will be representing the Knights. Key is filling in for UCF head coach

George O'Leary

, who had recent leg surgery and will be missing media day because his doctors instructed him not to travel.

Here is the full list of All-Conference USA preseason team and individual player awards:

Offensive Player of the Year

Zach Line, Sr., RB, SMU

Defensive Player of the Year

Trent Mackey, Sr., LB,

Special Teams Player of the Year

Tracey Lampley, Sr., KR/PR,

Southern Miss
First team offense

QB Nick Lamaison, Sr.,


RB Charles Sims, Jr.,


RB Zach Line, Sr., SMU

OL Jordan Devey, Sr.,


OL Joe Duhon, Sr., Southern Miss

OL Kevin Forsch, Jr., Houston

OL Theo Goins, Sr., UCF

OL Chris Hubbard, Sr., UAB

OL Will Simmons, Jr.,

East Carolina

WR Willie Carter, Jr.,


WR Aaron Dobson, Sr.,


WR Darius Johnson, Sr., SMU

TE Luke Willson, Sr.,

First team defense


Michael Brooks

, Sr., East Carolina

DL Jamie Collins, Sr., Southern Miss

DL Victor Gray, Jr., UCF

DL Margus Hunt, Sr., SMU

LB Jeremy Grove, So., East Carolina

LB Trent Mackey, Sr., Tulane

LB Taylor Reed, Sr., SMU

DB Bryce Callahan, So., Rice

DB D.J. Hayden, Sr., Houston

DB Kemal Ishmael, Sr., UCF

DB Dexter McCoil, Sr., Tulsa

First team special teams

K Chris Boswell, Jr., Rice

P Ian Campbell, Sr., UTEP

KR Rannell Hall, So., UCF

PR Tracey Lampley, Sr., Southern Miss