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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 2023, plus some 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.


Position Name School
QB Seth Henigan Memphis
RB Makhi Hughes Tulane
WR Luke McCaffrey Rice
WR Joshua Cephus UTSA
TE David Martin-Robinson Temple
FLEX Blake Watson Memphis
OT Jasper Parks Charlotte
OT Donovan Jennings South Florida
OG Davion Carter Memphis
OG Logan Parr SMU
OC Jacob Likes Memphis

Memphis leads the way with four selections from its roster. QB Seth Henigan led the conference in Total Points with 124, which ranked 15th nationally. OG Davion Carter and OC Jacob Likes highlight a stout Memphis offensive line, leading the conference with 35 and 38 Total Points, respectively. 

Physical Tulane RB Makhi Hughes easily led the conference with 40 Total Points, which ranked 10th nationally. Memphis’ RB Blake Watson earned himself a flex spot by earning 19 Total Points throughout the year. Hughes will look to torment the American Conference again next year.

Rice WR Luke McCaffrey comfortably sat atop the conference with 38 Total Points, which ranked 8th nationally.


Position Name School
DT Patrick Jenkins Tulane
DT Rashad Cheney Jr. South Florida
EDGE Trey Moore UTSA
EDGE Elijah Roberts SMU
LB Chandler Martin Memphis
LB Colin Ramos Navy
CB Jarius Monroe Tulane
CB Tre’Shone Devones Rice
S Julius Wood East Carolina
S Rayuan Lane III Navy

The defense is headlined by two monster CBs in Tre’Shone Devones and Jarius Monroe. Both of which ranked top 10 nationally with 50 and 48 Total Points saved throughout the college season. Following close behind was BJ Mayes, who earned himself a flex spot with 41 Total Points Saved. 

LB Chandler Martin headlines our LB corps after earning himself 15 Total Points saved against the run and 14 Total Points saved in coverage.

Trey Moore and Elijah Roberts led the way for the pass rushers after earning 24 and 23 Total Points saved. Moore also led the conference in sacks as he garnered 13 solo and 14 combined sacks over the course of the year. Roberts was the next closest with 9 solo and 9.5 combined sacks.


Position Name School
K Collin Rogers SMU
P Angus Davies Tulsa
Returner Henry Rutledge Charlotte

K Collin Rogers earned our selection after making 20-of-27 attempts, including 7-of-9 from 30-39 yards and 2-of-2 from 50+ yards.

P Angus Davies gets the nod after leading the conference in punts inside the 10 (9) and coming in 2nd in punts inside the 20 (23). He also finished 3rd in the conference for total punt yards with 2,479.

Charlotte’s Henry Rutledge earned the returner selection after he garnered 457 kickoff return yards (6th) and 143 punt return yards (5th). 

Honorable Mentions

Name School
WR Roc Taylor Memphis
WR Ja’Mori Maclin North Texas
WR Sean Atkins South Florida
TE Boden Groen Rice
OL Makylan Pounders Memphis
DT Elijah Chatman SMU
ED Tramel Logan Jr. South Florida
ED Devean Deal Tulane
LB Luke Pirris Navy
CB Sean Fresch Rice
S Gabriel Taylor Rice
RET Roderick Daniels Jr. SMU

Memphis’ WR Roc Taylor makes the list after an impressive season garnering 22 Total Points earned (2nd) and 13 Points Above Average (2nd). Following close behind was North Texas’ Ja’Mori Maclin with 19 Total Points earned (3rd) and 10 Points Above Average (6th).

South Florida’s fierce pass rusher Tramel Logan Jr. also gets a nod after earning 19 Total Points saved (4th) and 9 Points Above Average (5th). Daunting S Gabriel Taylor finds himself on the list after earning 30 Total Points Saved (7th) and 17 Points Above Average (7th).

Check out this year’s NFL Draft site to see how we feel some of these players project to the NFL.

Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 3/18/2023