Mario Harvey and Lee Smith Named Preseason All-Conference USA|
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
Defensive Player of the Year
Special Teams Player of the Year
First Team Offense
QB Case Keenum, Sr., Houston
First Team Defense
DL Cory Dorris, So., Tulsa
First Team Special Teams