Football: four Owls named to All-Conference USA teams

At least three players received all-freshman honors for the second consecutive year.


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Running back Devin Singletary earned a spot on Conference USA’s All-Freshman Team after averaging 85.1 rushing yards per game. Brandon Harrington | Staff Photographer

Hans Belot Jr., Contributing Writer

Conference USA released its all-conference teams on Tuesday and four Florida Atlantic football players received a spot on a team.

Senior defensive end Trey Hendrickson was the lone Owl to be named to the All-Conference USA First Team. Running back Devin Singletary, tight end Harrison Bryant and returner Kerrith Whyte all earned a spot on the conference’s all-freshman team.

Hendrickson, receiving his second straight selection, finished the year with 50 total tackles, including 15 for a loss of yards. The senior also finished second in Conference USA with 9.5 sacks, the second year in a row he finished in the top three.

Singletary started just one game this season, but led the team in rushing yards per game with 85.1.

Most of the Singletary’s damage came in the second half of the season. After tallying just 14 carries and 36 yards in the first four games, the Fort Lauderdale native became the main focus of the backfield.

Singletary led the team in rushing attempts in five of the last eight games of the year, and set a program record with 257 rushing yards versus Rice on Nov. 5.

Bryant started just one game during his freshman year but managed to play in all 12. His first college catch was a 16-yarder against Ball State and he finished the season with six total catches.

Whyte was selected as part of special teams. The freshman finished the year averaging 23.5 yards per kick return, which led Conference USA and was 23rd in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Ten players received conference honorable mentions, including Singletary, offensive linemen Dillon DeBoer and Antonyo Woods, wide receiver Kalib Woods, linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair, defensive backs Raekwon Williams and Jalen Young, kicker Greg Joseph, punter Dalton Schomp and Whyte.

Hans Belot Jr. is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him at @Don_Phenom_.