Four of those players came on the offensive side of the ball, led by redshirt-sophomore quarterback Chris Robison and his biggest target, senior tight end Harrison Bryant.
Two senior offensive linemen, center Junior Diaz and left tackle Brandon Walton join the quarterback and tight end on the list.
Defensively, Meiko Dotson, the nation’s leader in interceptions with nine, was the lone Owl named to the first team. Dotson received the honors despite not being a starter for most of the season.
Linebacker Keke Leroy earned second-team honors, but NFL-bound senior linebacker Rashad Smith didn’t. Smith is second on the Owls with 98 tackles. He’s also intercepted two passes and recovered four fumbles. Heading into last week’s C-USA title game, Leroy said Smith deserved the spot over him.
Running back Larry McCammon, right tackle Marquice Robinson, linebacker Eddie Williams and punter Matt Hayball received All-Freshman honors.
The awards are voted upon by Conference USA coaches.
Robison, the 2019 C-USA Co-Freshman of the Year, threw for a C-USA-best 3,416 yards and a C-USA second-best 26 touchdowns against only six interceptions. The Owls led C-USA in scoring offense and ranked No. 16 nationally.
A finalist for the Mackey Award, presented to the nation’s top tight end, Bryant has tallied 1,004 yards receiving on 65 catches, both tops among all FBS tight ends, and has scored all seven of his touchdowns in the last six games. Seven touchdowns ranks fourth nationally for tight ends, and all three totals pace tight ends in C-USA.
Diaz, a sixth-year player, started every game at center in both of his two years with the Owls. At the time of the nomination period, he was the team’s highest graded offensive lineman this season. He tied for the team lead with 37 pancake blocks and has not committed a penalty since Week 2.
Walton switched from right to left tackle this year, where he started every game. He’s currently riding a streak of 39 consecutive starts.
Leroy leads FAU with 101 tackles. His 15.5 tackles for loss include 7.5 sacks. He has also recorded three interceptions while forcing a C-USA-high five fumbles.
FAU (10-3) defeated UAB 49-6 on Saturday to win its second Conference USA title in three years. The Owls will face SMU (10-2) in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 21.