It’s finally time to release our SIS All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our team of selections for 2022, plus a few honorable mentions.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best in the American Athletic Conference.
|FLEX||Keaton Mitchell||East Carolina|
|OT||Demontrey Jacobs||South Florida|
Houston’s Clayton Tune leads the way for the offensive group. Leading the conference in Total Points with 159, Tune played his way to Mobile and the Senior Bowl, along with his teammate Tank Dell who led the country with 1,399 receiving yards and 17 TDs.
Tyjae Spears and Keaton Mitchell ran wild in the conference. Spears accumulated 54 Total Points and tied-3rd in the NCAA with 19 rushing TDs, while Mitchell’s 27.4% Broken+Missed Tackle rate tied for 10th among all players with at least 150 rushes.
On the offensive line, UCF really led the way with its up-tempo, high-powered offense. Samuel Jackson and Lokahi Pauole led all OL in the conference in TP with 38 and 39, respectively. Tulane’s revitalized program in 2022 still showed out with Rashad Green and Sincere Haynesworth holding down the offensive line.
|LB||Ivan Pace Jr.||Cincinnati|
Ivan Pace Jr. and John Marshall are two guys who made our All-America squads. Not only did both of them finish the season with double-digit sacks, but they also dominated the rest of the defensive players in the conference in Total Points. An intriguing name is Quindell Johnson out of Memphis who ranked 2nd among all safeties in the FBS with a 33.1 Passer Rating Against.
|Returner||Lawrence Keys III||Tulane|
Chris Howard’s 21 FG made were tied-11th most in FBS, going 21-of-24 overall and Mason Fletcher’s 29 punts inside the 20-yard line were tied for 4th-most. Lawrence Keys III may not have returned any kicks for touchdowns, but his 624 KR yards tied for 6th-most with an average over 27-yards per return.
|Holton Ahlers||East Carolina|
|Brian Battie||South Florida|
Holton Ahlers threw for the 10-most yards in all of FBS, and also came out and was named the MVP of not one, but two All-Star Games (Hula Bowl and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl). Matthew Lee may not have made the 1st Team, but he was in the discussion, allowing only 4 blown blocks all season which was tied for the fewest in all of FBS among offensive linemen with at least 500 snaps.
Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 2/1/2023