Mario Harvey and Lee Smith Named Preseason All-Conference USA


Lee Smith

Lee Smith

July 21, 2010

IRVING, Texas - Marshall University senior linebacker Mario Harvey and senior tight end Lee Smith were both named to the 2010 Conference USA Preseason All-Conference Football Team as selected by the league's coaches on Wednesday.

Harvey, a senior from Forsyth, Ga., earned first-team All-Conference USA honors last season by posting a team-high 117 tackles and seven sacks. He is on the preseason watch list for both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award.

Smith, a senior from Powell, Tenn., earned honorable mention All-Conference USA honors last season by recording 23 catches for 335 yards. The standout is a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and is generally regarded as one of the top NFL prospects at his position entering the 2010 season.

Houston senior quarterback Case Keenum, the 2009 Conference USA Most Valuable Player, was chosen as the league's 2010 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. UCF senior DE Bruce Miller was named the preseason Defensive Player of the Year, while Houston junior return specialist Tyron Carrier earned Special Teams Player of the Year honors.

2010 C-USA FOOTBALL COACHES PRESEASON AWARDS

Offensive Player of the Year
Case Keenum, Sr., QB, Houston

Defensive Player of the Year
Bruce Miller, Sr., DE, UCF

Special Teams Player of the Year
Tyron Carrier, Jr., KR/PR, Houston

First Team Offense

QB Case Keenum, Sr., Houston
RB Donald Buckram, Sr., UTEP
RB Brynn Harvey, Jr., UCF
OL Kelvin Beachum, Jr., SMU
OL Tyler Holmes, Jr., Tulsa
OL Scott Mitchell, Sr., Rice
OL Jah Reid, Sr., UCF
OL Dominik Riley, Sr., Memphis
WR DeAndre Brown, Jr., Southern Miss
WR James Cleveland, Sr., Houston
WR Dwayne Harris, Sr., East Carolina
TE Lee Smith, Sr., Marshall

 

 

First Team Defense

DL Cory Dorris, So., Tulsa
DL Anthony Gray, Sr., Southern Miss
DL Bruce Miller, Sr., UCF
DL Scott Solomon, Sr., Rice
LB Marcus McGraw, Jr., Houston
LB Mario Harvey, Sr., Marshall
LB Korey Williams, Jr., Southern Miss
DB Hiram Atwater, Sr., UAB
DB Emanuel Davis, Jr., East Carolina
DB Jamal Robinson, Sr., Houston
DB Josh Robinson, So., UCF

First Team Special Teams
K Kevin Fitzpatrick, Jr., Tulsa
P Michael Such, Sr., Tulsa
KR Tyron Carrier, Jr., Houston
PR Damaris Johnson, Jr., Tulsa