Boca Raton, Fla. -
Six Florida Atlantic University football players were recognized by Phil Steele Magazine as being members of the 2016 Postseason All-Conference USA Teams, as recently released by the publication.
Steele authors Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, naming preseason and postseason versions of the best of every conference each year since 1995. For the most recent version, he identified a half-dozen Owls: three on the defensive side of the ball as well as three offensive players, two of which were true freshmen in 2016.
Defensive lineman and departing senior Trey Hendrickson was named to Steele’s All-C-USA First Team, while sophomore linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair and defensive back Jalen Young were each selected as Second Team members. Two first-years earned Third Team status – running back “Motor” Devin Singletary and Kerrith Whyte, Jr., as the kick returner – and they were joined by rising senior wideout Kalib Woods.
Five of the six honorees (all but Hendrickson) are slated to return to the Owls for the 2017 campaign and should help form the core group to lead the program forward under new Head Coach Lane Kiffin. Season tickets are already on sale ahead of the season and can be purchased by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS or visiting https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/fau/EN/buy/details/FBDEP17.