This just sums up the 2014 season for the UConn Huskies football team.

They did not have one player recognized by the American Athletic Conference in its 2014 Postseason Football Awards. They were the only team in the league not represented.

To be fair, all but a few players on the team deserved to be on there. For me, the biggest snub for UConn is Andrew Adams.

He finished second on the team with 96 tackles and led the team in interceptions with four. He also had a fumble return for a touchdown along with four pass breakups and eight passes defended.

Here’s the full release from the American:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden was chosen as the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, while UCF cornerback Jacoby Glenn and Memphis linebacker Tank Jakes have been named the conference’s Defensive Players of the Year by the league’s 11 head coaches.

Memphis kicker Jake Elliott was chosen as The American’s Special Teams Players of the Year. USF running back Marlon Mack was the choice as Rookie of the Year.

Memphis coach Justin Fuente, who led the Tigers to their first conference championship in 43 years, was the unanimous selection as Coach of the Year.

Carden was chosen as the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year after he finished the regular season as the American Athletic Conference leader in passing yards (359.1 yards per game). He threw for a conference-record 4,309 yards with 28 touchdowns against eight interceptions and completed 65 percent of his passes (358 of 551). He threw for at least 300 yards nine times in 12 games and had five games with at least 400 passing yards. Carden was a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award and enters the postseason as East Carolina’s career leader in passing yards (10,829), attempts (1,424), completions (954), touchdown passes (77) and total offense (11,098 yards).

Glenn was named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year for his performance on one of the nation’s most effective defenses. He leads The American with seven interceptions and 18 passes defended through the regular season. He ranks third nationally in interceptions (0.6 per game) and fourth in passes defended (1.5 per game) and keys UCF’s unit which ranks third among FBS programs in total defense (282.8 yards per game), sixth in pass efficiency defense (103.24) and ninth in scoring defense (17.9 points per game). He was chosen to the American Athletic Conference First Team for the second straight season.

Jakes was an impact player on a Memphis defense that allowed just one opponent (then-No. 11 UCLA) to score more than 28 points against the Tigers in the 2014 regular season. Jakes led the Tigers in tackles (85), sacks (six), tackles for loss (15.5) and forced fumbles. He also had an interception, a fumble recovery and safety. He finished the regular season as the American Athletic Conference leader in tackles for loss (1.29 per game) and was ninth in the conference in sacks (0.5 per game).

Elliott becomes the second Memphis player to earn American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year honors as he joins 2013 winner Tom Hornsey. Elliott was the leading scorer in the conference during the regular season, averaging 8.9 points per game, and led the conference with 19 field goals, averaging 1.58 per game. Elliott went 14-of-15 on field goals from inside 40 yards and has converted all 50 of his PAT attempts this season.

Mack was chosen as The American’s Rookie of the Year on the heels of a freshman season in which he led the conference in rushing (86.8 yards per game) and became the first USF freshman to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Mack rushed for an American Athletic Conference-record 275 yards with four touchdowns against Western Carolina in his collegiate debut and he finished the season with 1,041 yards and nine touchdowns on 202 carries. Mack averaged 5.2 yards per carry and had four 100-yard games in 2014.

Fuente earned American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors from his counterparts after he led Memphis to a 9-3 regular season and a 7-1 mark in conference play, giving the Tigers a share of the conference title – Memphis’ first conference crown since 1971. Memphis, which was picked seventh in The American’s preseason media poll, takes a six-game winning streak into the postseason – the Tigers’ longest winning streak since 1969. Memphis is ranked fifth nationally in scoring defense (17.1 points per game), while the Tigers are first nationally in red zone offense (94.3 percent).

In addition to the major award-winners, The American also named its first and second all-conference teams. UCF and Memphis had 10 players named to the all-conference teams, while UCF had nine players chosen. East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy – the NCAA’s career receptions leader – was the only unanimous selection to the all-conference team.

Six players were repeat selections to the all-conference first team. Glenn and Elliott were chosen for the second straight year, along with UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer, Cincinnati offensive tackle Eric Lefeld, Memphis defensive end Martin Ifedi and Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich.



Shane Carden, QB, East Carolina (Sr., Houston, Texas)


Jacoby Glenn, CB, UCF (So., Prichard, Ala.)

Tank Jakes, LB, Memphis (Sr., Phenix City, Ala.)


Jake Elliott, K, Memphis (So., Western Spring, Ill.)


Marlon Mack, RB, USF (Fr., Sarasota, Fla.)


Justin Fuente, Memphis *

Pos. Player School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last School
WR Breshad Perriman UCF Jr. 6-3 214 Lithonia, Ga./Arabia Mountain
WR Justin Hardy * East Carolina Sr. 6-0 188 Vanceboro, N.C./West Craven
OT Eric Lefeld 1 Cincinnati Sr. 6-6 310 Coldwater, Ohio/Coldwater
OT Al Bond Memphis Sr. 6-4 305 Memphis, Tenn./Southwind
OG Parker Ehinger Cincinnati Jr. 6-7 315 Rockford, Mich./Rockford
OG Rowdy Harper Houston Sr. 6-5 295 Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow
C Taylor Hudson East Carolina Sr. 6-5 285 Greenville, S.C./Mauldin
TE Alan Cross Memphis Jr. 6-1 245 Millington, Tenn./Millington
QB Shane Carden East Carolina Sr. 6-2 221 Houston, Texas/Episcopal
RB William Stanback 2 UCF So. 6-1 225 Hempstead, N.Y./Uniondale
RB Marlon Mack USF Fr. 6-0 195 Sarasota, Fla./Booker
K Jake Elliott 1 Memphis So. 5-10 165 Western Springs, Ill./Lyons Township
RS Deion Sanders Jr. SMU So. 5-7 183 Atlanta, Ga./Atlanta Sports Academy
DL Terrell Hartsfield Cincinnati Sr. 6-3 246 Raleigh, N.C./Copiah-Lincoln CC
DL Terry Williams East Carolina Sr. 6-1 353 Loganville, Ga./Grayson
DL Joey Mbu Houston Sr. 6-3 310 Richmond, Texas/Foster
DL Martin Ifedi 1 Memphis Sr. 6-3 275 Houston, Texas/Westside
LB Terrance Plummer 1 UCF Sr. 6-1 236 Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park
LB Jeff Luc Cincinnati Sr. 6-1 256 Port St. Lucie, Fla./Florida State
LB Tank Jakes Memphis Sr. 5-11 227 Phenix City, Ala./Holmes CC
LB Tyler Matakevich 1 Temple Jr. 6-1 235 Stratford, Conn./St. Joseph’s
CB Jacoby Glenn 1 UCF So. 6-0 186 Prichard, Ala./Vigor
CB Bobby McCain Memphis Sr. 5-11 195 Oxford, Ala./Oxford
S Clayton Geathers UCF Sr. 6-2 208 Georgetown, S.C./Carver’s Bay
S Adrian McDonald Houston Jr. 5-10 190 Lawton, Okla./Eisenhower
P Mattias Ciabatti USF Jr. 6-0 189 Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough
* unanimous selection


Pos. Player School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last School
WR Deontay Greenberry 1 Houston Jr. 6-3 200 Fresno, Calif./Washington Union
WR Keevan Lucas Tulsa So. 5-10 198 Abilene, Texas/Abilene
OT Torrian Wilson UCF Sr. 6-3 305 Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern
OT Ike Harris East Carolina Jr. 6-7 304 Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork
OG J.T. Boyd East Carolina So. 6-4 302 Fort Mill, S.C./Nation Ford
C Kyle Friend Temple Jr. 6-2 305 Carlisle, Pa./Cumberland Valley
TE Bryce Williams East Carolina Jr. 6-6 250 Winston-Salem, N.C./Marshall
QB Paxton Lynch Memphis So. 6-7 230 Deltona, Fla./Trinity Christian Academy
RB Kenneth Farrow Houston Jr. 5-10 218 Hurst, Texas/L.D. Bell
RB Brandon Hayes Memphis Sr. 5-8 198 Chicago, Ill./Scottsdale CC
K Andrew Gantz Cincinnati Fr. 5-9 158 Dayton, Ohio/Centerville
RS Keiwone Malone Memphis Sr. 5-11 155 Memphis, Tenn./Alabama
DL Jaryl Mamea UCF Sr. 6-1 283 Fagasa, American Samoa/Chabot College
DL Thomas Niles UCF Jr. 6-2 270 Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville
DL Matt Ioaniddis Temple Jr. 6-4 285 Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central
DL Praise Martin-Oguike Temple Jr. 6-2 250 Woodbridge, N.J./Woodbridge
DL Derrick Alexander Tulsa Jr. 6-2 270 Tulsa, Okla./Booker T. Washington
LB Zeek Bigger East Carolina Jr. 6-2 228 Gastonia, N.C./Ashbrook
LB Brandon Williams East Carolina Sr. 6-1 230 Rock Hill, S.C./Hargrave Military
LB Efrem Oliphant Houston Sr. 6-`1 220 Houston, Texas/Langham Creek
CB William Jackson Houston Jr. 6-1 185 Houston, Texas/Trinity Valley CC
CB Lorenzo Doss Tulane Jr. 5-11 187 New Orleans, La./St. Augustine
S Brandon Alexander UCF Sr. 6-2 195 Orlando, Fla./Evans
S Sam Scofield Tulane Sr. 6-1 186 Lafayette, La./St. Thomas More
P Spencer Smith Memphis Fr. 6-1 175 Newnan, Ga./East Coweta


Pos. Player School Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Last School
QB Gunner Kiel Cincinnati So. 6-4 208 Columbus, Ind./Notre Dame
LB Nick Temple Cincinnati Sr. 5-10 224 Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central
WR Andre Davis USF Sr. 6-1 205 Tampa, Fla./Jefferson
C Austin Reiter USF Sr. 6-3 296 Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch
CB Tavon Young Temple Jr. 5-10 174 Oxon Hill, Md./Potomac
LB Nico Marley Tulane So. 5-9 200 Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay
CB Parry Nickerson Tulane Fr. 5-11 179 Terrytown, La./West Jefferson
P Dalton Parks Tulsa So. 6-3 202 Kansas City, Mo./Staley

1 American Athletic Conference First Team selection in 2013

2 American Athletic Conference Second Team selection in 2013