Nine Miners Honored as All-Conference Selections

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POSTED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:06pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 7:33pm

UTEP senior LS Matt Camilli was named to the 2011 All-Conference USA first team as voted on by league coaches, as announced Tuesday. Junior P Ian Campbell was selected to the second team. Additionally, OL Jerel Watkins and TE Eric Tomlinson were appointed to the C-USA All-Freshman team.

Camilli served as the Miners’ long snapper for punts, field goals and PATs. UTEP did not have a punt blocked in 48 attempts. He registered two tackles on special teams.

A Ray Guy Award semifinalist, Campbell ranks first in C-USA and fourth nationally in punting with an average of 46.3 yards, kicking 48 times for a total of 2,214 yards. Campbell had 18 punts covering 50+ yards and averaged at least 50 yards in three games (54.8 vs. Stony Brook; 54.7 vs. Colorado State; 50.6 vs. Houston). The California native registered 16 punts inside the 20-yard line and had five punts fair caught and five touchbacks. Campbell averaged 44.9 yards per game in C-USA only contests.

Watkins started and played in all 12 games for the Miners. He helped UTEP rank tied for second nationally in long plays of 70+ yards, tied for sixth with plays of 60+ yards, and tied for 15th nationally in plays of 50+ yards from scrimmage. The Miners scored 18 rushing touchdowns in the red zone. UTEP had four players with 150+ yards rushing in 2011.

Tomlinson recorded six catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged 13.8 yards per catch and had multiple receptions against East Carolina while posting a career-best 35 yards against the Pirates.

The Miners' honorable mention All-League honorees include senior RB Joe Banyard, senior OL Nathan McCage, junior OL Eloy Atkinson, senior DL Bernard Obi, senior LB Isaiah Carter, senior DB Antwon Blake and senior KR Vernon Frazier.


2011 C-USA FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS


FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE
QB- Case Keenum, Sr., Houston
RB- Zach Line, Jr., SMU
RB- Charles Sims, So., Houston
OL- Clint Anderson, Sr., Tulsa
OL- Kelvin Beachum, Sr., SMU
OL- Lamar Holmes, Sr., Southern Miss
OL- Matt McCants, Sr., UAB
OL- Chris Thompson, Sr., Houston
TE- Justin Johnson, Sr., Houston
WR- Cole Beasley, Sr., SMU
WR- Patrick Edwards, Sr., Houston
WR- Darius Johnson, Jr., SMU

DEFENSE
DL- Vinny Curry, Sr., Marshall
DL- Tyrunn Walker, Sr., Tulsa
DL- Cordarro Law, Sr., Southern Miss
DL- Taylor Thompson, Sr., SMU
LB- Curnelius Arnick, Sr., Tulsa
LB- Sammy Brown, Sr., Houston
LB- Trent Mackey, Jr., Tulane
DB- Omar Brown, Sr., Marshall
DB- Richard Crawford, Sr., SMU
DB- Marquese Wheaton, Sr., Southern Miss
DB- Josh Robinson, Jr., UCF

SPECIAL TEAMS
K- Kevin Fitzpatrick, Sr., Tulsa
P- Kyle Martens, Sr., Rice
KR- Rannell Hall, Fr., UCF
PR- Tracy Lampley, Sr., Southern Miss
LS- Matt Camilli, Sr., UTEP


SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE
QB- Austin Davis, Sr., Southern Miss
QB- G.J. Kinne, Sr., Tulsa
RB- Orleans Darkwa, So., Tulane
RB- Ja’Terian Douglas, So., Tulsa
OL- Jacoby Ashworth, Jr., Houston
OL- Joe Duhon, Jr., Southern Miss
OL- Ron Leary, Sr., Memphis
OL- Nick Pieschel, Sr., UCF
OL- Jason Weaver, Sr., Southern Miss
TE- Clay Sears, Sr., Tulsa
WR-Tyron Carrier, Sr., Houston
WR-Willie Carter, Jr., Tulsa
WR-Lance Lewis, Sr., East Carolina

DEFENSE
DL- Marquis Frazier, Sr., SMU
DL- Dezman Moses, Sr., Tulane
DL- Dontari Poe, Jr., Memphis
DL- Scott Solomon, Sr., Rice
LB- Ja’Gared Davis, Sr., SMU
LB- Marcus McGraw, Sr., Houston
LB- Taylor Reed, Jr., SMU
DB- Jamie Bender, Sr., UAB
DB- Emanuel Davis, Jr., East Carolina
DB- D.J. Hayden, Jr., Houston
DB- Dexter McCoil, Jr., Tulsa

SPECIAL TEAMS
K- Danny Hrapmann, Sr., Southern Miss
P- Ian Campbell, Jr., UTEP
KR- Tyron Carrier, Sr., Houston
PR- Patrick Edwards, Sr., Houston
LS- Charley Hughlett, Sr., UCF
 

HONORABLE MENTION

OFFENSE
RB- Michael Hayes, Sr., Houston
RB- Tyler Smith, Sr., Rice
RB- Trey Watts, So., Tulsa
RB- Joe Banyard, Sr., UTEP
OL- Kevin Forsch, So., Houston
OL- Ryan Tillman, Sr., Marshall
OL- Bryce Tennison, Sr., SMU
OL- Kelly Turner, Sr., SMU
OL- Harris Howard, Sr., Tulane
OL- Tyler Holmes, Sr., Tulsa
OL- Chris Hubbard, Jr., UAB
OL- Theo Goins, Jr., UCF
OL- Jordan Rae, Jr., UCF
OL- Nathan McCage, Sr., UTEP
OL- Eloy Atkinson, Jr., UTEP
TE- Luke Willson, Jr., Tulane
TE- Adam Nissley, Sr., UCF
WR- Aaron Dobson, Jr., Marshall
WR- Tanner Rehrer, Sr., Memphis
WR- Ryan Balentine, Sr., Southern Miss
WR- Kelvin Bolden, Sr., Southern Miss
WR- Tracy Lampley, Sr., Southern Miss
WR- Jackie Williams, So., UAB

DEFENSE
DL- Frank Trotter, Sr., Memphis
DL- Torian Pittman, Jr., SMU
DL- Margus Hunt, Jr., SMU
DL- Cory Dorris, Jr., Tulsa
DL- Elliott Henigan, Sr., UAB
DL- Victor Gray, So., UCF
DL- Bernard Obi, Sr., UTEP
LB- Jeremy Grove, Fr., East Carolina
LB- Cameron Nwosu, So., Rice
LB- Jamie Collins, Jr., Southern Miss
LB- Ronnie Thornton, Sr., Southern Miss
LB- Shawn Jackson, So., Tulsa
LB- Isaiah Carter, Sr., UTEP
DB- Paul Porras, So., Rice
DB- Bryce Callahan, Fr., Rice
DB- Chris Banjo, Sr., SMU
DB- Kendrick Presley, Sr., Southern Miss
DB- Ryan Travis, Jr., Tulane
DB- Milton Howell, Sr., Tulsa
DB- Marco Nelson, So., Tulsa
DB- Kemal Ishmael, Jr., UCF
DB- Antwon Blake, Sr., UTEP

SPECIAL TEAMS
K- Matt Hogan, Jr., Houston
K- Chris Boswell, So., Rice
K- Ty Long, Fr., UAB
P- Richie Leone, So., Houston
P- Tom Hornsey, So., Memphis
KR- Vernon Frazier, Sr., UTEP
PR- Richard Crawford, Sr., SMU
PR- Derrick Strozier, So., Tulane
LS- Tyson Gale, Sr., Marshall
LS- Creighton Nelms, Sr., Southern Miss
LS- Bo Abbott, Sr., Tulsa
 

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