Southern Miss had six players pick up All-Conference USA honors on Tuesday with three Golden Eagles landing on the first team.
Senior running back Ito Smith, junior receiver Korey Robertson and junior kicker Parker Shaunfield picked up first-team selections. Senior center Devin Farrior, senior defensive end Xavier Thigpen and senior cornerback Curtis Mikell all landed on the second-team squad.
Smith has 232 carries for 1,323 yards and 13 touchdowns along with 36 catches for 370 yards and two scores.
Robertson leads USM with 72 catches for 1,080 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Shaunfield has been flawless much of the season, converting on 17 of 20 field goal tries.
Southern Miss (8-4) will face Florida State (6-6) in the Independence Bowl at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
USM players who made the honorable mention list were: sophomore offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck, freshman guard Arvin Fletcher, senior receiver Allenzae Staggers, senior defensive tackle Rod Crayton, junior defensive end LaDarius Harris, senior defensive tackle Draper Riley, sophomore linebacker Paxton Schrimsher, senior cornerback Cornell Armstrong and senior safety Tavarius Moore.
D’Iberville product Jacques Turner was one of four USM players who made the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.
The defensive end was joined by three other redshirt freshmen — guard Arvin Fletcher, linebacker Racheem Boothe and punter Zac Everett.
While working mostly off the bench off, Turner has 21 tackles and ranks third on the team in sacks with four.
Boothe has started all 12 games for the Golden Eagles and ranks second on the team with 70 tackles.
Everett averaged 40.5 yards a pun this season and placed 20 punts inside the opponent’s 20 yard line.
QB – Mason Fine, So., North Texas
RB – Devin Singletary, So., Florida Atlantic
RB – Ito Smith, Sr., Southern Miss
OL – Reggie Bain, R-Jr., Florida Atlantic
OL – Roman Fernandez, R-Sr., Florida Atlantic
OL – Antonyo Woods, Sr., Florida Atlantic
OL – Will Hernandez, Sr., UTEP
OL – Brandon Ray, R-Sr., WKU
TE – Ryan Yurachek, Sr., Marshall
WR – Thomas Owens, Sr., FIU
WR – Tyre Brady, R-Jr., Marshall
WR – Korey Robertson, Jr., Southern Miss
DL – Jaylon Ferguson, Jr., Louisiana Tech
DL – Oshane Ximines, Jr., Old Dominion
DL – Brian Womac, Sr., Rice
DL – Marcus Davenport, Sr., UTSA
LB – Azeez Al-Shaair, Jr., Florida Atlantic
LB – Emmanuel Ellerbee, Sr., Rice
LB – Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Jr., WKU
DB – Jalen Young, Jr., Florida Atlantic
DB – Shelton Lewis, Jr., Florida Atlantic
DB – Secdrick Cooper, Sr., Louisiana Tech
DB – Darious Williams, R-Jr., UAB
K – Parker Shaunfield, Jr., Southern Miss
P – Kaare Vedvik, R-Sr., Marshall
KR – Isaiah Harper, Jr., Old Dominion
PR – Darrell Brown, So., Old Dominion
LS – Cameron Linck, GS, Louisiana Tech
QB – Mike White, Gr-Sr., WKU
RB – Jeffery Wilson, Sr., North Texas
RB – Spencer Brown, Fr., UAB
OL – Jordan Budwig, Sr., FIU
OL – O’Shea Dugas, Jr., Louisiana Tech
OL – Levi Brown, R-So., Marshall
OL – Devin Farrior, Sr., Southern Miss
OL – Chris Schleuger, R-Sr., UAB
TE – Harrison Bryant, So., Florida Atlantic
WR – Teddy Veal, R-Jr., Louisiana Tech
WR – Ty Lee, So., Middle Tennessee
WR – Jalen Guyton, R-So., North Texas
DL – Fermin Silva, Jr., FIU
DL – Ryan Bee, Sr., Marshall
DL – Xavier Thigpen, Sr., Southern Miss
DL – Kevin Strong Jr, Jr., UTSA
LB – Anthony Wint, Sr., FIU
LB – Chase Hancock, R-Jr., Marshall
LB – Khalil Brooks, R-So., Middle Tennessee
DB – Brad Muhammad, Sr., FIU
DB – Amik Robertson, Fr., LA Tech
DB – Malik Gant, R-So., Marshall
DB – Curtis Mikell, Sr., Southern Miss
K – Trevor Moore, Sr., North Texas
P – Jack Fox, Jr., Rice
KR – Keion Davis, R-Jr., Marshall
PR – Austin Trammell, Fr., Rice
LS – Matt Bayliss, Sr. UTSA