Four Bearcats Named To All-AAC First Team

Nov 23, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars quarterback John O

Cincinnati boasted a 9-3 regular season record due in large part to the talent at key areas on the roster. Those players have been honored today by being named to either the All-Conference first or second teams.

The Bearcats who made the first team include:

  • LT: Eric Lefeld – He was an unanimous selection and the only AAC player who was honored in such a way
  • TE: Blake Annen
  • DT: Jordan Stepp
  • Returner: Ralph David Abernathy IV

And the second team:

  • WR: Anthony McClung
  • OG: Sam Longo
  • DE: Silverberry Mouhon
  • MLB: Greg Blair
  • CB: Deven Drane

My fancy collegiate math tells me that totals 9 Bearcats who made the list. By and large I don’t have a beef with these selections but one player who definitely got shafted was Silverberry Mouhon. At first team defensive end, voters selected Louisville’s Marcus Smith and for good reason. The edge rusher was a mauler this season and put up the numbers to be an All-American candidate as well. But the other first team defensive end who definitely doesn’t warrant that kind of praise is South Florida defensive end Aaron Lynch.

The Notre Dame transfer not only severely underperformed with the Bulls but his stats don’t even come close to Silverberry’s:

  • Mouhon: 9.5 sacks, 10.5 TFL’s, 37 tackles, 2 forced fumbles
  • Lynch: 5 sacks, 11.5 TFL’s, 29 tackles, 0 forced fumbles.

Mouhon just didn’t play like a second team defensive end this season and his numbers prove that out. More over, the guy that supplanted him as a first team defensive end put up worse numbers than the UC edge rusher.

Whatever, voters.

The full list of first and second team players is below.

ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last School
WR Deontay Greenberry Houston So. 6-3 198 Fresno, Calif./Washington Union
WR DeVante Parker Louisville Jr. 6-3 209 Louisville, Ky./Ballard
OT Eric Lefeld * Cincinnati Jr. 6-6 309 Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater
OT Jamon Brown Louisville Jr. 6-6 350 Fern Creek, Ky./Fern Creek
OG Jordan McCray UCF Sr. 6-3 310 Miami, Fla./Southridge
OG Justin McCray UCF Sr. 6-3 310 Miami, Fla./Southridge
C Jake Smith Louisville Jr. 6-4 312 Jacksonville, Ala./Jacksonville
TE Blake Annen Cincinnati Sr. 6-5 250 Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington
TE Tyler Kroft Rutgers So. 6-6 240 Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East
QB Blake Bortles UCF Jr. 6-4 230 Oveido, Fla./Oveido
RB Storm Johnson UCF Jr. 6-0 215 Loganville, Ga./Miami (Fla.)
RB Paul James Rutgers So. 6-0 210 Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro
K Jake Elliott Memphis Fr. 5-10 160 Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township
RS Ralph David Abernathy IV Cincinnati Jr. 5-7 161 Atlanta, Ga./Westminster School
RS Demarcus Ayers Houston Fr. 5-10 173 Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster
DEFENSE
Pos. Player School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last School
DL Jordan Stepp Cincinnati Sr. 6-1 285 Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis
DL Marcus Smith Louisville Sr. 6-3 252 Columbus, Ga./Hardaway
DL Martin Ifedi Memphis Jr. 6-3 265 Houston, Texas/Westside
DL Aaron Lynch USF So. 6-6 244 Cape Coral, Fla./Notre Dame
LB Terrance Plummer UCF Jr. 6-1 234 Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park
LB Yawin Smallwood UConn Jr. 6-4 236 Worcester, Mass./Doherty
LB Tyler Matakevich Temple So. 6-1 230 Stratford, Conn./Milford Academy
CB Jacoby Glenn UCF Fr. 6-0 176 Prichard, Ala./Vigor
CB Charles Gaines Louisville So. 5-11 174 Miami, Fla./Central
S Calvin Pryor Louisville Jr. 6-2 208 Port St. Joe, Fla./Port St. Joe
S Hakeem Smith Louisville Sr. 6-2 179 Jonesboro, Ga./Riverdale
P Tom Hornsey Memphis Sr. 6-3 210 Geelong, Victoria, Australia/St. Joseph’s College
 * unanimous selection
ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
Pos. Player School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last School
WR Anthony McClung Cincinnati Sr. 6-0 177 Indianapolis, Ind./Pike
WR J.J. Worton UCF Jr. 6-2 211 Homestead, Fla./South Dade
WR Jeremy Johnson SMU Sr. 6-0 179 Tyler, Texas/John Tyler
OT Chris Martin UCF Sr. 6-5 303 Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Choctawhatchee
OT DeAnthony Sims Houston Sr. 6-3 320 Houston, Texas/Westbury
OG Sam Longo Cincinnati Sr. 6-5 305 Spring Valley, Ohio/Ohio State
OG John Miller Louisville Jr. 6-2 321 Miami, Fla./Central
C Betim Bujari Rutgers Jr. 6-4 295 Secaucus, N.J./Secaucus
TE Mike McFarland USF Jr. 6-5 244 Tampa, Fla./Florida
QB Teddy Bridgewater Louisville Jr. 6-3 205 Miami, Fla./Northwestern
RB William Stanback UCF Fr. 5-11 205 Hempstead, N.Y./Uniondale
RB Marcus Shaw USF Sr. 5-9 178 Arcadia, Fla./De Soto
K Shawn Moffitt UCF Jr. 5-11 178 Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips
RS Janarion Grant Rutgers Fr. 5-11 170 Trilby, Fla./Pasco
DEFENSE
Pos. Player School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last School
DL Silverberry Mouhon Cincinnati So. 6-4 248 Norcross, Ga./Norcross
DL Shamar Stephen UConn Sr. 6-5 313 Brookville, N.Y./Long Island Lutheran
DL Lorenzo Mauldin Louisville Jr. 6-4 243 Atlanta, Ga./Maynard Jackson
DL Luke Sager USF Sr. 6-3 275 Niceville, Fla./Niceville
LB Greg Blair Cincinnati Sr. 6-2 252 Pittsburgh, Pa./Lackawanna CC
LB Preston Brown Louisville Sr. 6-2 260 Cincinnati, Ohio/Northwest
LB DeDe Lattimore USF Sr. 6-1 237 Athens, Ga./Cedar Shoals
CB Deven Drane Cincinnati Sr. 5-11 187 Plantation, Fla./Plantation
CB Zach McMillian Houston Sr. 5-10 178 Missouri City, Texas/Dulles
CB Kenneth Acker SMU Sr. 6-0 195 Portland, Ore./Grant
S Clayton Geathers UCF Jr. 6-2 207 Georgetown, S.C./Carver’s Bay
S Trevon Stewart Houston So. 5-9 192 Patterson, La./Patterson
P Richie Leone Houston Sr. 6-3 215 Roswell, Ga./Roswell

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  • Nate Shelton

    Your fancy collegiate math should tell you that its 9 bearcats, not 11. Just my estimation though ha

    • Chris

      Haha! I must have been counting Preston Brown, who should’ve become a Bearcat, and someone else. Whoops!