Five Southern Miss players have been named to the Conference USA coaches' preseason football team:
Offensive Player of the YearCase Keenum, QB, Houston
Defensive Player of the YearC.J. Wilson, DL, East Carolina
Special Teams Player of the YearDamaris Johnson, KR, Tulsa
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First Team OffenseQB Case Keenum, Jr., HoustonRB Bryce Beall, So., HoustonRB Damion Fletcher, Sr., Southern MissOL Sean Allen, Sr., East CarolinaOL Carl Barnett, Sr., HoustonOL Ryan Hebert, Sr., Southern MissOL Tyler Holmes, So., TulsaOL Dominik Riley, Jr., MemphisOL Jake Seitz, Sr., UABWR DeAndre Brown, So., Southern MissWR Tyron Carrier, So., HoustonWR Emmanuel Sanders, Sr., SMUTE Cody Slate, Sr., Marshall
First Team DefenseDL Anthony Gray, Jr., Southern MissDL Albert McClellan, Sr., MarshallDL Bruce Miller, Jr., UCFDL C.J. Wilson, Sr., East CarolinaLB Mike Bryan, Sr., TulsaLB Mario Harvey, Sr., MarshallLB Nick Johnson, Sr., East CarolinaDB Van Eskridge, Sr., East CarolinaDB Eddie Hicks, Sr., Southern MissDB James Lockett, Sr., TulsaDB Andrew Sendejo, Sr., Rice
First Team Special TeamsK Ben Hartman, Sr., East CarolinaP Ross Thevenot, Jr., TulaneKR Damaris Johnson, So., TulsaPR D.A. Griffin, Jr., Memphis