Full disclosure: My ballot for the AAC 5-year anniversary team

CHARLIE KAIJO   |   TimesUSF wide receiver Rodney Adams (87) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against UCF at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
CHARLIE KAIJO | TimesUSF wide receiver Rodney Adams (87) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against UCF at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.
Published July 13 2018

A few hours remain to cast your fan ballot for the American Athletic Conference's five-year anniversary team, which will be announced at the league's media day on July 24.

For you procrastinators, a little ballot briefing: Players who appear on it are those who were chosen as all-conference first-team selections at least once, or in some instances, were multiple-time second-team selections.

My media ballot, completed some time ago, featured a write-in function. I applied it liberally.

Former USF jet-sweep extraordinaire Rodney Adams, not among the 11 receivers on the electronic ballot, had his name entered on mine. So did fellow Bulls alumni Cameron Ruff (center), Devin Abraham (safety) and Marvin Kloss (kicker).

In all, I voted a dozen USF guys on the team, with no real agonizing. Some could raise an eyebrow at my omission of former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, but the Cardinals were in the league only one season (2013) before bolting for the ACC.

In terms of play in the American, Quinton Flowers and McKenzie Milton have much more expansive bodies of work.

With that, here's my ballot. (Each position is listed with the number of players one could vote for at that spot.)

Quarterback (2)
Quinton Flowers, USF
McKenzie Milton, UCF

Running Back (3)
D’Angelo Brewer, Tulsa
Marlon Mack, USF
Jahad Thomas, Temple

Wide Receiver (3)
Rodney Adams, USF
Zay Jones, East Carolina
Anthony Miller, Memphis

Tight End (2)
Jordan Akins, UCF
Alan Cross, Memphis

Offensive Guard (3)
E.K. Binns, Navy
Jeremi Hall, USF
Gabe Kuhn, Memphis

Center (2)
Kyle Friend, Temple
Cameron Ruff, USF

Offensive Tackle (3)
Kofi Amichia, USF
Dion Dawkins, Temple
Parker Ehinger, Cincinnati

Defensive Line (5)
Martin Ifedi, Memphis
Haason Redick, Temple
Ed Oliver, Houston
Jamiyus Pittman, UCF
Deadrin Senat, USF

Linebacker (5)
Genard Avery, Memphis
Zeek Bigger, East Carolina
Shaquem Griffin, UCF
Tyler Matakevich, Temple
Auggie Sanchez, USF

Cornerback (3)
Mike Hughes, UCF
Deatrick Nichols, USF
Jamar Summers, Connecticut

Safety (3)
Devin Abraham, USF
Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut
Hakeem Smith, Louisville

Punter (1)
Mattias Ciabatti, USF

Placekicker (1)
Marvin Kloss, USF

Return Specialist (1)
Tony Pollard, Memphis

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