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Jamie Collins Named 1st-Team All-Conference USA

Jamie Collins

Dec. 4, 2012

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss senior defensive lineman Jamie Collins (McCall Creek, Miss.) earned Conference USA first-team honors Tuesday in a vote taken by the league's 12 head coaches. Collins led the team in tackles in 2012 with 92 and also ranked first in C-USA in tackles for loss (20.0) and third in sacks (10.0), which both rank fifth on the school's single-season chart. His tackles for loss number currently ranked tied for No. 7 in the country, while his sack total was 21st nationally.

The Golden Eagle defensive end forced four fumbles during the campaign, which ranks tied for 3rd on the school's single-season chart and holds a 5th-place on the school's career chart with seven fumbles forced. It was the 3rd consecutive season a Golden Eagle has forced four fumbles.

He posted three double-digit tackle performances during the year including a season-high 13 against Nebraska and 10 versus Boise State.

Collins is the 42nd first-team defensive honoree for Southern Miss in Conference USA since its inaugural season in 1996.

The Golden Eagles also added four players that garnered honorable mention accolades, senior offensive linemen Jason Weaver (New Orleans, La.) and Austin Quattrochi (Marietta, Ga.) on offense and sophomore tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches (Phenix City, Ala.) and junior cornerback Deron Wilson (New Orleans, La.) on defense.

Weaver, which was granted a sixth-year of eligibility after getting injured during the 2010 campaign, started 25 games, including the last 23 contests, while Quattrochi, a four-year letterwinner, started in 27 contests, which includes his final 25 contests.

Nunez-Roches posted 37 total tackles, while adding one sack and six tackles for loss, as well as posting one pass break up, one forced fumble and one blocked field goal. He tallied a blocked extra point against Louisville and had a season-high six tackles at SMU. Nunez-Roches tallied three or more tackles in eight games this season.

Wilson, who has started in all 39 games of his career, ranked third on the team in tackles with 61 while collecting one interception, giving him now eight for his career to go along with his first fumble recovery and a team-best nine pass break ups. He registered a season-high 13 stops against Nebraska to go along with nine against UCF and eight versus UAB. He had five or more tackles in six games this season.

2012 C-USA Football All-Conference Teams
First Team
QBRakeem CatoSophomoreMarshall
RBZach LineSeniorSMU
RBLatavius MurraySeniorUCF
RBDarrin ReavesSophomoreUAB
OLJacolby AshworthSeniorHouston
OLBrian DeShaneSeniorTulsa
OLJared GriggSeniorTulsa
OLChris HubbardSeniorUAB
OLJordan RaeSeniorUCF
TEVance McDonaldSeniorRice
WRRyan GrantJuniorTulane
WRJustin HardySophomoreEast Carolina
WRTommy ShulerSophomoreMarshall
DLJamie CollinsSeniorSouthern Miss
DLTroy DavisSeniorUCF
DLCory DorrisSeniorTulsa
DLMargus HuntSeniorSMU
LBDeAundre BrownSeniorTulsa
LBJa'Gared DavisSeniorSMU
LBPhillip StewardSeniorHouston
DBD.J. HaydenSeniorHouston
DBKemal IshmaelSeniorUCF
DBDexter McCoilSeniorTulsa
Special Teams
KCairo SantosJuniorTulane
PRichie LeoneJuniorHouston
KRQuincy McDuffieSeniorUCF
PRJ.J. WortonSophomoreUCF
LSBilly JohnsonGraduate StudentTulane
Second Team
QBBlake BortlesSophomoreUCF
RBVintavious CooperJuniorEast Carolina
RBCharles SimsJuniorHouston
OLBryan CollinsSeniorSMU
OLJordan DeveySeniorMemphis
OLTrent DupySeniorTulsa
OLWill SimmonsJuniorEast Carolina
OLTorrian WilsonSophomoreUCF
TEGator HoskinsJuniorMarshall
WRAaron DobsonSeniorMarshall
WRKeyarris GarrettSophomoreTulsa
WRDarius JohnsonSeniorSMU
DLMichael BrooksSeniorEast Carolina
DLJohnnie FarmsJuniorMemphis
DLMartin IfediSophomoreMemphis
DLJared St. JohnSeniorTulsa
LBMarvin BurdetteSeniorUAB
LBDerrell JohnsonJuniorEast Carolina
LBTaylor ReedSeniorSMU
DBKenneth AckerJuniorSMU
DBA.J. BouyeSeniorUCF
DBDominick LeGrandeGraduate StudentMarshall
DBMarco NelsonJuniorTulsa
Special Teams
KChris BoswellJuniorRice
PIan CampbellSeniorUTEP
KRTrey WattsJuniorTulsa
PRJustin HardySophomoreEast Carolina
LSBrandon HartsonSeniorHouston
Honorable Mention
QBShane CardenSophomoreEast Carolina
QBCody GreenJuniorTulsa
QBRyan GriffinSeniorTulane
QBTaylor McHargueJuniorRice
RBNathan JefferySophomoreUTEP
RBAlex SingletonSeniorTulsa
RBTrey WattsJuniorTulsa
OLEloy AtkinsonSeniorUTEP
OLDrew CarroliSophomoreRice
OLAdhem ElsawiJuniorEast Carolina
OLJordan FreeSeniorSMU
OLChris JasperseSophomoreMarshall
OLJordan JeffriesJuniorMarshall
OLEric JonesSeniorTulane
OLJordan McCrayJuniorUCF
OLJames NelsonSeniorUTEP
OLAustin QuattrochiSeniorSouthern Miss
OLBryce RedmanSophomoreHouston
OLAlex SchoolerJuniorMarshall
OLJason WeaverSeniorSouthern Miss
OLCaleb WilliamsFreshmanRice
TEKennard BackmanSophomoreUAB
TEJustin TukesSophomoreUCF
TECraig WenrickJuniorUTEP
TELuke WillsonSeniorRice
WRMike EdwardsSeniorUTEP
WRRannell HallSophomoreUCF
WRJordan JamesJuniorTulsa
WRJeremy JohnsonJuniorSMU
WRSam McGuffieSeniorRice
WRMarcus RuckerSeniorMemphis
WRJackie WilliamsJuniorUAB
WRAntavious WilsonSeniorMarshall
DLMarcus BagleyJuniorUTEP
DLAlex BazzieJuniorMarshall
DLCody BauerJuniorRice
DLChristian CovingtonFreshmanRice
DLAusten JacksSeniorTulane
DLDerrick JacksonSeniorTulsa
DLHorace MillerJuniorUTEP
DLLee PeguesJuniorEast Carolina
DLTorlan PittmanSeniorSMU
DLTerry ReddenSophomoreMemphis
DLHosam ShahinJuniorRice
DLBrandon SpParrowJuniorMarshall
DLRakeem Nunez-RochesSophomoreSouthern Miss
DLJulius WarmsleyJuniorTulane
DLGreg WatkinsSeniorUTEP
LBAnthony BrownJuniorMemphis
LBJeremy GroveSophomoreEast Carolina
LBShawn JacksonJuniorTulsa
LBTank JakesSophomoreMemphis
LBDerrick MathewsSophomoreHouston
LBCameron NwosuJuniorRice
LBJosh FelySeniorUTEP
DBLonnie BallentineJuniorMemphis
DBJordan BatisteFreshmanTulane
DBLorenzo DossFreshmanTulane
DBDeShawn GraysonSeniorUTEP
DBCalvin JonesJuniorUAB
DBDamon MagazuJuniorEast Carolina
DBZach McMillianJuniorHouston
DBOkechukwu OkorohaGraduate StudentMarshall
DBPaul PorrasJuniorRice
DBLowell RoseSeniorTulsa
DBDeron WilsonSeniorSouthern Miss
DBDarren WoodardSeniorUTEP
Special Teams
KJustin HaigSophomoreMarshall
KWarren HarveySophomoreEast Carolina
KMatt HoganSeniorHouston
KTy LongSophomore.UAB
PTom HornseyJunior.Memphis
PMike LoftusSophomoreSMU
PHunter MullinsSophomoreUAB
PTrent TignorJuniorEast Carolina
KRAutrey GoldenFreshmanUTEP
KRBobby McCainSophomoreMemphis
PRMike EdwardsSeniorUTEP
LSNick DooleyFreshmanUTEP
LSTrevor GilletteJuniorRice
LSTaylor KleinSeniorUAB

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