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CFN 2016 Preseason Top 25 American Athletic Conference Players

Sep 5, 2015; Tulsa, OK, USA; Tulsa Golden Hurricane wide receiver Keevan Lucas (2) runs against Florida Atlantic Owls during the third quarter at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Tulsa won 47-44. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 5, 2015; Tulsa, OK, USA; Tulsa Golden Hurricane wide receiver Keevan Lucas (2) runs against Florida Atlantic Owls during the third quarter at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. Tulsa won 47-44. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


CFN 2016 Preseason American Athletic Conference Top 25 Football Players. Who are the biggest and best AAC players coming into the football season? Who are the 25 to watch out for?


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CFN 2016 Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Team

It’s not all Houston all the time for the American Athletic Conference when it comes to the top players.

Of course the Cougars have a few key players on the list of the 25 top players in the AAC, but there’s plenty of returning talent coming back to a league that lost so much star power after a breakthrough season.

Even with Paxton Lynch and Keenan Reynolds gone, there are more than enough good quarterbacks coming back to keep the offenses rolling.

Temple star Tyler Matakevich might be finished, but the league is loaded with outstanding linebackers and plenty of excellent defenders.

No, it might not be the same season the American Athletic Conference came up with in 2015, but with all this talent returning, it might not be too far off.

CFN 2016 Preseason American Athletic Conference Top 25 Players

1. QB Greg Ward Jr., Sr. Houston
2. LB Steven Taylor, Sr. Houston
3. RB Marlon Mack, Jr. South Florida
4. QB Gunner Kiel, Sr. Cincinnati
5. RB Jahad Thomas, Sr. Temple
6. WR Keevan Lucas, Jr. Tulsa
7. CB Jamar Summers, Jr. Connecticut
8. QB Dane Evans, Sr. Tulsa
9. LB Eric Wilson, Sr. Cincinnati
10. DT Tanzel Smart, Sr. Tulane
11. LB Trent Martin, Sr. Tulsa
12. CB Deatrick Nichols, Jr. South Florida
13. LB Nico Marley, Sr. Tulane
14. WR Isaiah Jones, Sr. East Carolina
15. CB Sean Chandler, Jr. Temple
16. DT B.J. Singleton, Sr. Houston
17. LB Auggie Sanchez, Jr. South Florida
18. DT Foley Fatukasi, Jr. Connecticut
19. S Zach Edwards, Sr. Cincinnati
20. OG J.T. Boyd, Sr. East Carolina
21. DT Jamiyus Pittman, Jr. UCF
22. C Deyshawn Bond, Sr. Cincinnati
23. LB Junior Joseph, Jr. Connecticut
24. WR Rodney Adams, Sr. South Florida
25. DE Haason Reddick, Sr. Temple