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Hickman preseason all-conference

Senior defensive lineman Greg Hickman was FIU's lone representative on the preseason All-Conference USA team.

As a team, FIU was picked last in the East Division.

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

EAST DIVISION

1. East Carolina (11 first place votes)

2. Marshall (2)

3. Middle Tennessee (1)

4. UAB

5. Southern Mississippi

6. FAU

7. FIU

WEST DIVISION

1. Tulsa (14)

2. Rice

3. Louisiana Tech

4. UTEP

5. North Texas

6. Tulane

7. Texas-San Antonio

PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE USA OFFENSE

QB: Rakeem Cato, Marshall

RB Vintavious Cooper, East Carolina

RB Darrin Reaves, UAB

OL Jake Alexander Tulsa

OL Stetson Burnett, Tulsa

OL Nate Richards, Rice

OL Matt Shepperd, Louisiana Tech

OL Will Simmons, East Carolina

WR Justin Hardy East Carolina

WR Ryan Grant, Tulane

TE Gator Hoskins, Marshall

Offensive Player fo the Year

Cato

PRESEASON CONFERENCE USA DEFENSE

DL Christian Covington, Rice

DL Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech

DL Greg Hickman, FIU

DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Southern Mississippi

LB Shawn Jackson, Tulsa

LB Derrell Johnson, East Carolina

LB Andre Kirk, FAU

DB Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee

DB Lorenzo Doss, Tulane

DB Phillip Gaines, Rice

DB Marco Nelson, Tulsa

Defensive Player of the Year

Gaines

PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE USA SPECIAL TEAMS

K Cairo Santos, Tulane

P Tyler Williams, Marshall

KR Reggie Whatley, Middle Tennessee

PR Trey Watts, Tulsa

Special Teams Player of the Year

Santos

 

 

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DJN would you be able to confirm who will get suspended or be ineligible due to acadamic issues at this point?

Not yet. I've heard some things, but don't have confirmation on them.

Would you rather fight one six foot Pete Garcia or six one foot Pete Garcias?

I've heard that several of the players academic status will come down to the wire this summer... more than a hand full unfortunately. Hopefully they pull it out in the end!! If not, we may not be able to field a team!!!

Only thing on the rise across town at scUM are sanctions and bowl losses.

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