USM’s Camron Harrell, Jason Brownlee Earn All-Conference USA Football Honors

Published 1:59 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2021

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The Conference USA postseason football awards were announced Tuesday in a vote by the league’s 14 head coaches and included Southern Miss kick returner Cameron Harrell (Bradley, Ill.) with first team honors and wide receiver Jason Brownlee (West Point, Miss.) collecting second team accolades.

Seven other Golden Eagles, running back Frank Gore, Jr., (Miami, Fla.), offensive lineman Khalique Washington (Lebanon, Pa.), defensive end Josh Carr, Jr., (Houston, Texas), linebackers Santrell Latham (Meridian, Miss.) and Hayes Maples (Hattiesburg, Miss.), defensive back Malik Shorts (Bassfield, Miss.) and punter Mason Hunt (Wiggins, Miss.) all earned honorable mention honors.

Harrell, who is the second Golden Eagle to earn first-team honors at this position in the last three seasons, led C-USA in kick return yards with 662 yards on 26 returns for a 25.46 average. He also posted his second kickoff return for a touchdown of his career with a 95-yarder at Rice. In addition, Harrell started in the Golden Eagle defensive backfield and collected 37 tackles with a forced fumble and recovery during the year.

For Brownlee, despite having 11 different Golden Eagles throw passes this season, he boasted team highs in catches (46), receiving yards (643) and touchdown catches (8). Brownlee collected two 100-yard receiving games – a career-high 127 yards at Rice on eight catches and 120 yards on a career-best nine catches at Middle Tennessee. Over the final two games of the season, he and Gore, Jr., combined on a pair of passing touchdowns in each of the final pair of contests, helping Brownlee become the first Golden Eagle to record back-to-back two touchdown receiving games since Casey Martin did it in 2015.

The Golden Eagles finished the 2021 campaign by winning their final two contests.

First Team

QB: Bailey Zappe, Gr., WKU
RB: Sincere McCormick, Jr., UTSA
RB: Rasheen Ali, RS Fr., Marshall
WR: Jerreth Sterns, Jr., WKU
WR: Jacob Cowing, So., UTEP
WR: Zakhari Franklin, Jr., UTSA
TE: Zack Kuntz, RS So., Old Dominion
OL: Alex Mollette, RS Sr., Marshall
OL: Cole Spencer, RS Sr., WKU
OL: Spencer Burford, Sr., UTSA
OL: Colby Ragland, RS Sr., UAB
OL: Mason Brooks, Jr., WKU

DE: Praise Amaewhule, RS So., UTEP
DT: Elijah Garcia, RS Sr., Rice
DT: Tyree Turner, RS Sr., UAB
DE: DeAngelo Malone, Sr., WKU
LB: KD Davis, Jr., North Texas
LB: Abraham Beauplan, Jr., Marshall
LB: Clarence Hicks, Sr., UTSA
DB: Reed Blankenship, Sr., Middle Tennessee
DB: Rashad Wisdom, Jr., UTSA
DB: Beanie Bishop, RS So., WKU
DB: Quincy Riley, RS Fr., Middle Tennessee

K: Hunter Duplessis, Sr., UTSA
P: Tommy Heatherly, Sr., FIU
LS: Reeves Blankenship, Jr., Louisiana Tech
KR: Camron Harrell, Jr., Southern Miss
PR: Jaylin Lane, Fr., Middle Tennessee

Second Team

QB: Frank Harris, Sr., UTSA
RB: DeWayne McBride, So., UAB
RB: DeAndre Torrey, Sr., North Texas
WR: Mitchell Tinsley, Jr., WKU
WR: Jason Brownlee, Jr., Southern Miss
WR: Tyrese Chambers, So., FIU
TE: Gerrit Prince, RS Sr., UAB
OL: Will Ulmer, RS Sr., Marshall
OL: Quantavious Leslie, Fr., WKU
OL: Ahofitu Maka, Sr., UTSA
OL: Manase Mose, Jr., North Texas
OL: Boe Wilson, Gr., WKU

DE: Jordan Ferguson, RS Jr., Middle Tennessee
DT: Dion Novil, Sr., North Texas
DT: Jaylon Haynes, Sr., UTSA
DE: Alex Wright, Jr., UAB
LB: Breon Hayward, RS Jr., UTEP
LB: Tyler Grubbs, So., Louisiana Tech
LB: DQ Thomas, Sr., Middle Tennessee
DB: Steven Gilmore, Jr., Marshall
DB: Micah Abraham, So., Marshall
DB: Grayson Cash, RS Jr., UAB
DB: Richard Dames, Sr., FIU

K: Brayden Narveson, RS So., WKU
P: Lucas Dean, Jr., UTSA
LS: Caleb Cantrell, Sr., UTSA
KR: Jayden Harrison, RS So., Marshall
PR: Smoke Harris, Jr., Louisiana Tech

Honorable Mention:

QB: Gavin Hardison, RS So., UTEP
QB: Dylan Hopkins, RS Jr., UAB
QB: Chris Reynolds, RS Sr., Charlotte
QB: Grant Wells, RS Fr., Marshall
RB: Jermaine Brown, Jr., Jr., UAB
RB: Johnny Ford, RS So., Florida Atlantic
RB: Frank Gore, Jr., Fr., Southern Miss
RB: D’Vonte Price, Sr., FIU
RB: Blake Watson, RS So., Old Dominion
WR: Jake Bailey, So., Rice
WR: Joshua Cephus, Jr., UTSA
WR: Grant DuBose, So., Charlotte
WR: Corey Gammage, RS So., Marshall
WR: Smoke Harris, Jr., Louisiana Tech
WR: Tre Harris, So., Louisiana Tech
WR: Ali Jennings III, So., Old Dominion
WR: Willie Johnson, RS Sr., Marshall
WR: Trea Shropshire, Jr., UAB
TE: Joey Beljan, RS So., WKU
TE: Ryan Carriere, RS Sr., Charlotte
TE: Xavier Gaines, RS Sr., Marshall
TE: Jimmy Marshall, Sr., Middle Tennessee
TE: Jordan Myers, RS Sr., Rice
TE: Jason Pirtle, Sr., North Texas
OL: Shea Baker, RS Jr., Rice
OL: Jacob Brammer, Jr., North Texas
OL: Jeremiah Byers, RS Fr., UTEP
OL: Bobby DeHaro, RS Jr., UTEP
OL: Abraham Delfin, Sr., Louisiana Tech
OL: Ashton Gist, Sr., Charlotte
OL: Makai Hart, Sr., UTSA
OL: Terrell Haynes, Jr., UTSA
OL: Hunter Kelly, Gr., Charlotte
OL: Elijah Klein, RS So., UTEP
OL: Darta Lee, RS Sr., UTEP
OL: Andrew Meyer, RS So., UTEP
OL: Joshua Mote, Sr., Louisiana Tech
OL: Jordan Palmer, Jr., Middle Tennessee
OL: Nick Saldiveri, RS So., Old Dominion
OL: Andrew Smith, Jr., RS Sr., UAB
OL: Rusty Staats, RS So., WKU
OL: Kadeem Telfort, RS Jr., UAB
OL: Matthew Trehern, RS Jr., UAB
OL: Khalique Washington, Sr., Southern Miss
OL: Isaac Weaver, Sr., Old Dominion
OL: Jovaun Woolford, Gr., Rice

DE: Josh Carr, Jr., Southern Miss
DE: Mykol Clark, So., Louisiana Tech
DE: Koby Cumberlander, RS Jr., Marshall
DE: Lorenzo Dantzler, Sr., UTSA
DE: Ikenna Enechukwu, RS So., Rice
DE: Antonio Moultrie, RS Jr., UAB
DE: Grayson Murphy, RS Fr., North Texas
DE: Jadrian Taylor, Jr., UTEP
DE: Markees Watts, Sr., Charlotte
DE: Charles Wiley, Sr., UTSA
DT: Evan Anderson, Fr., Florida Atlantic
DT: Brandon Brown, Fr., UTSA
DT: Jeremy Darvin, RS Sr., WKU
DT: Jamare Edwards, RS Jr., Marshall
DT: T.J. Johnson, RS Sr., Marshall
DT: Kelton Moss, Jr., UTEP
DT: Keivie Rose, So., Louisiana Tech
DT: Darius Shipp, Jr., WKU
DT: Mi’Cario Stanley, RS Sr., UAB
DT: Keenan Stewart, RS So., UTEP
DT: Davon Strickland, RS So., FIU
LB: Trey Baldwin, Sr., Louisiana Tech
LB: Ezekiel Barnett, Sr., Louisiana Tech
LB: Trevor Harmanson, Sr., UTSA
LB: Kyle Harrell, RS Sr., UAB
LB: Ryan Henry, RS Jr., Old Dominion
LB: Will Ignont, RS Jr., WKU
LB: Tyrice Knight, Jr., UTEP
LB: Santrell Latham, RS Jr., Southern Miss
LB: Jamal Ligon, So., UTSA
LB: Hayes Maples, RS So., Southern Miss
LB: Tyler Murray, RS Sr., Charlotte
LB: Eli Neal, So., Marshall
LB: Noah Wilder, RS Sr., UAB
LB: Jordan Young, Sr., Old Dominion
DB: Dennis Barnes, Jr., UTEP
DB: Will Boler, RS Jr., UAB
DB: A.J. Brathwaite, Jr., RS So., WKU
DB: Baylen Buchanan, Gr., Louisiana Tech
DB: Roger Cray, Sr., Old Dominion
DB: Zyon Gilbert, Sr., Florida Atlantic
DB: Gregory Grate, Jr., Middle Tennessee
DB: Kahlef Hailassie, RS So., WKU
DB: Tre Hawkins III, Jr., Old Dominion
DB: Jordan Helm, Gr., Florida Atlantic
DB: Dy’Vonne Inyang, Sr., UTEP
DB: Nazeeh Johnson, RS Sr., Marshall
DB: R’Tarriun Johnson, RS Jr., Old Dominion
DB: Antwon Kincade, Sr., WKU
DB: Khalil Ladler, Gr., Louisiana Tech
DB: Corey Mayfield, Jr., Sr., UTSA
DB: Cory McCoy, RS Sr., Marshall
DB: Naeem Smith, Sr., Rice
DB: Malik Shorts, RS So., Southern Miss
DB: Keondre Swoopes, Jr., UAB
DB: Gabe Taylor, Fr., Rice
DB: Starling Thomas V, RS Jr., UAB
DB: BeeJay Williamson, Jr., Louisiana Tech
DB: Tariq Woolen, RS Sr., UTSA
DB: Teja Young, RS So., Florida Atlantic

K: Gavin Baechle, Jr., UTEP
K: Jacob Barnes, So., Louisiana Tech
K: Ethan Mooney, Jr., North Texas
K: Nick Rice, Sr., Old Dominion
P: Kyle Greenwell, Jr., UAB
P: John Haggerty III, RS Sr., WKU
P: Matt Hayball, RS So., Florida Atlantic
P: Mason Hunt, RS Jr., Southern Miss
LS: Zach Appio, RS Jr., Marshall
LS: Jake Bowman, Fr., WKU
LS: Nate Durham, Jr., North Texas
LS: Cole Kizziah, RS So., UAB
LS: Cameron Lyons, Gr., Charlotte
LS: Nicholas Marino, RS Fr., Florida Atlantic
KR: Beanie Bishop, RS So., WKU
KR: Shadrick Byrd, RS Fr., Charlotte
KR: LaMareon James, Fr., Old Dominion
KR: Jaylin Lane, Fr., Middle Tennessee
KR: Dadrian Taylor, RS Sr., UTSA
PR: Isiah Paige, Fr., Old Dominion
PR: Starling Thomas V, RS Jr., UAB

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