Allenzae Staggers set New Orleans Bowl records with 11 catches for 230 yards.
Cameron Tom, Dylan Bradley and D'Nerius Antoine were each first-team selections.
Southern Miss opens the 2016 season by registering the largest comeback in school history at Kentucky.
Ito Smith ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
New Orleans Bowl vs ULL
Conference USA announced its 2016 All-Conference football teams Tuesday and Southern Miss had 12 players recognized in a vote conducted by the league's 13 head coaches.
Football vs La Tech
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Preseason Second-team All-Conference USA/Athlon's (2016)
Second-team All-Conference USA (2015)
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2015)
2016 (Junior): Started all 13 games and continued to be one of Conference USA's best...No. 4 in the league for rushing (112.2 per game), No. 5 with 19 touchdowns (17 rush, two receiving) and No. 6 for all-purpose yards (147.5)...Finished last season three rushing touchdowns shy of the school record (Sammy Winder's 20 in 1980) and No. 3 in career all-purpose yards (4,629)...Third on the team for both his 43 receptions and 459 yards...His eight, 100-yard rushing games tied for the most in C-USA...Churned out career-bests of 36 carries and 173 yards as the Golden Eagles rallied from 25 points down to a 44-35 decision at Kentucky in the opener...The 86-yard touchdown score he had versus Savannah State was the second-longest run from scrimmage by anyone in the league and was the longest in M.M. Roberts Stadium history, as well as career-high and third-best scoring run in school history...Smith and George Payne each crossed the 100-yard mark in that game, the second consecutive-such feat and first time for a Southern Miss duo since 2008...Finished with eight carries for 121 yards in that Savannah State win, followed by 20 attempts for 131 yards versus Troy and 16 carries for 108 yards in the win at UTEP...Posted a 70-yard touchdown run against the Trojans...Career-long 54-yard catch came against Rice...Scored the team's lone touchdown at LSU before posting 140 yards on 26 carries the next week against Marshall...Found the endzone three times at ODU, accounting for 21 consecutive points in the game...Upped his performance in each of the final three games of the regular season (19-113-2 at North Texas, 24-127 versus LA Tech, 26-138-2 in New Orleans Bowl)...Had a 69-yard run at UNT and a 46-yard catch from Allenzae Staggers on a trick play...ended the season with a touchdown by ground or air in 17 of his last 18 games...Tied Staggers for the team-lead of 16, 20-plus yard plays, nine of which came on the ground and the other seven via the air.
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Accounted for 62 all-purpose yards against Washington (12/26)...Netted 40 yards and two touchdowns rushing on 16 carries...Scored on runs of one and two yards...Added 22 yards on five catches.
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 14 games, starting seven...One of two Golden Eagles to rush for more than 1,000 yards....Netted a team-high 1,128 yards on 171 carries, averaging 6.6 yards a carry...Scored 10 touchdowns....Ran for 100 yards or more six times, including a season-high 169 yards and three touchdowns at Louisiana Tech (11/28)...Finished fourth the team with 49 catches for 515 yards and three touchdowns...Averaged 10.5 yards a catch....Led Golden Eagles with 1,876 all-purpose yards, averaging 134.0 yards per game...Second on team with 233 yards on 11 kickoff returns...Collected two solo tackles on season.
2014 (Freshman): Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, making six starts ... Made collegiate debut in a start in the season opener at Mississippi State ... Tallied 835 all-purpose yards as a rookie ... Notched 536 rushing yards with 76 receiving yards and 223 kickoff return yards ... Boasted 536 rushing yards on 136 carries with a pair of touchdowns ... Topped the 100-yard plateau twice, rushing for a season-high 141 against No. 23 Marshall and adding 118 against Alcorn State ... Fell just short of 100 yards, tallying 95 yards against North Texas ... Finished with a season-high 33 yards receiving at No. 3 Alabama, while adding a 23-yard reception in the season finale against UAB ... Notched a pair of 80-plus yard performances in the return game with 84 kickoff return yards against Mississippi State and 83 yards against Middle Tennessee ... Scored a pair of touchdowns against No. 23 Marshall for first collegiate scores.
High School: Three star prospect by 247sports.com ... Two star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Lettered at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School ... Mobile Press-Register's Coastal Alabama Offensive Player of the Year (2013) ... Named First Team All-State, All-Area and All-Region ... Dubbed Chricton Optimist Club Player of the Week three times ... As a senior, tallied 255 carries for 1,803 and 24 rushing touchdowns ... Also had 27 receptions for 383 yards (14.19 average) and five receiving touchdowns as a senior ... Led McGill-Toolen Catholic High School to the Class 6A semifinals.
Personal: Full name is Romarius Smith ... Son of Raven Smith-Isaac and Llewellyn Isaac ... Has two younger sisters, Ryaan Smith and Rayjah Smith-Issaac ... Born on Sept. 11, 1995 in Mobile, Ala. ... Undeclared major.
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