Four UCF football players earn preseason All-Conference USA honors
Conference USA preseason media poll slated to be released Tuesday morning
UCF defensive back Kemal Ishmael is one of four Knights who earned preseason All-Conference USA recognition. Joshua C. Cruey, Orlando Sentinel.
The Knights tied SMU 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, Tulane
Special Teams Player of the Year
Tracey Lampley, Sr., KR/PR, Southern Miss
First team offense
QB Nick Lamaison, Sr., UTEP
RB Charles Sims, Jr., Houston
RB Zach Line, Sr., SMU
OL Jordan Devey, Sr., Memphis
OL Joe Duhon, Sr., Southern Miss
OL Kevin Forsch, Jr., Houston