Preview 2020: College Football News All-Conference USA Team

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Preview 2020: College Football News All-Conference USA Team

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Preview 2020: College Football News All-Conference USA Team

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Preview 2020: Previewing and looking ahead to the Conference USA season with the College Football News All-Conference USA Team & Top 30 players. 


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2020 Preseason CFN Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year

RB Brenden Knox, Jr. Marshall
It’s a good year for Conference USA running backs, and Knox won’t have to do it alone for the Thundering Herd. He’ll be helped by junior Sheldon Evans and a deep group of skill parts, but he’ll also be the star of the team’s show.

The 6-0, 220-pounder ran for 1,387 yards and 11 scores and caught 14 passes for 129 more. He’s a workhorse who took over in the second half of last year and turned over a 100-yard machine. Now he’ll do it on an even more regular basis.

2020 Conference USA Team Previews
East Charlotte | Florida Atlantic | FIUMarshall
Middle Tennessee | Old Dominion | WKU
West Louisiana Tech | North Texas | Rice
Southern Miss | UAB | UTEP | UTSA


CFN in 60 Video: Marshall Preview


2020 Preseason CFN Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year

DE DeAngelo Malone, Sr.
The 6-4, 230-pounder should again be among the nation’s best pass rushers, as well as Conference USA’s best defensive player.

Very experienced, very quick, and with a great closing ability, the NFL-caliber end might not be all that bulky, but he has no problem getting physical with 99 tackles last season with 11.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss. He even returned a fumble for a score.

Expect him to once again be a devastating force behind the line.

CFN Top 30 Conference USA Players

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