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Football's Lamaison and Campbell Named Preseason All-Conference USA

Ian Campbell


Ian Campbell

July 23, 2012

EL PASO - UTEP football's Nick Lamaison and Ian Campbell were named to the Preseason All-Conference USA football team as voted upon by the league's coaches.

UTEP's starting signal caller, Lamaison connected on 130-of-224 passes for 1,718 yards to go along with 12 TDs having played in just nine games due to injury last season. The California native directed a come-from-behind victory against Stony Brook in his debut, completing 24-fo-38 passes for 365 yards and three TDs. After suffering an injury against SMU, Lamaison missed two contests before returning to start seven of the final eight games on the year.

A Ray Guy Award semifinalist a year ago, Campbell was once again named to the watch list in 2012. Tabbed second team All-Conference USA in 2011, Campbell ranked fourth nationally and first in C-USA in punting with an average of 46.1 yards (third in UTEP history), kicking 48 times for a total of 2,214 yards. He registered 18 punts covering 50+ yards and averaged 50+ yards in three games in 2011.

Fall practice is slated to begin on Aug. 6. UTEP opens its 2012 season on Sept. 1 versus Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl.

CONFERENCE USA PRESEASON TEAM
Offensive Player of the Year

Zach Line, Sr., RB, SMU

Defensive Player of the Year
Trent Mackey, Sr., LB, Tulane

Special Teams Player of the Year
Tracey Lampley, Sr., KR/PR, Southern Miss

First Team Offense
QB Nick Lamaison, Sr., UTEP

RB Charles Sims, Jr., Houston
RB Zach Line, Sr., SMU
OL Jordan Devey, Sr., Memphis
OL Joe Duhon, Sr., Southern Miss
OL Kevin Forsch, Jr., Houston
OL Theo Goins, Sr., UCF
OL Chris Hubbard, Sr., UAB
OL Will Simmons, Jr., East Carolina
WR Willie Carter, Jr., Tulsa
WR Aaron Dobson, Sr., Marshall
WR Darius Johnson, Sr., SMU
TE Luke Willson, Sr., Rice

 

 

First Team Defense
DL Michael Brooks, Sr., East Carolina
DL Jamie Collins, Sr., Southern Miss
DL Victor Gray, Jr., UCF
DL Margus Hunt, Sr., SMU
LB Jeremy Grove, So., East Carolina
LB Trent Mackey, Sr., Tulane
LB Taylor Reed, Sr., SMU
DB Bryce Callahan, So., Rice
DB D.J. Hayden, Sr., Houston
DB Kemal Ishmael, Sr., UCF
DB Dexter McCoil, Sr., Tulsa

First Team Special Teams
K Chris Boswell, Jr., Rice
P Ian Campbell, Sr., UTEP
KR Rannell Hall, So., UCF
PR Tracey Lampley, Sr., Southern Miss