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Ximines, Harper Lead Five Monarchs on All-Conference USA Squad

December 04, 2018
By ODU Athletics

IRVING, Texas – Oshane Ximines and Isaiah Harper were named First-Team All-Conference USA, while Jonathan Duhart and Travis Fulgham were named to the second team and quarterback Blake LaRussa was named honorable mention. Harper also earned second-team honors at punt returner. The All-C-USA team is voted on by the league’s head coaches.

“We are proud of our players that earned all-league honors. They worked hard each week and performed at a high level throughout the year,” Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder said. “Each one of these young men is a good person, a good student, and a good football player.”

Ximines earned first-team honors for the second-straight season after another record-setting season. He broke his own ODU single-season record with 12 sacks, fifth most in FBS, and had 18.5 tackles for loss, tied for 10th in FBS. He added 58 tackles, 14 QB hurries and two pass breakups, and finished tied for sixth with four forced fumbles.

Harper also earned first-team honors for the second-straight season, averaging 21.8 yards per kick return, including a season-long 51 yarder against FIU. He also returned a missed field goal 83-yards to set up the game-winning field goal in the win at WKU.

Harper averaged 15.3 yards per punt return, including a 74-yard touchdown in the home finale against VMI.

Duhart led Conference USA with 74 catches for 1,045 yards and had nine touchdowns. He had five, 100-yard receiving games, including a nine catch, 142-yard, three touchdown performance in the win over No. 13 Virginia Tech. It is Duhart’s second C-USA honor in his career, as he earned honorable mention honors in 2016.

Fulgham led Conference USA with 1,083 receiving yards and had a league best 17.2 yards per catch. He had a career-best 63 catches and nine touchdowns, including a season FBS high of nine-straight games with a touchdown catch. He had a career-best 10 catches for 215-yards against Middle Tennessee, and nine receptions for 188-yards in the win over Tech. He had five, 100-yard receiving games. This is Fulgham’s first All-C-USA honor.

Duhart and Fulgham tied for second in Conference USA with the five, 100-yard receiving games.

LaRussa finished third in Conference USA in passing yards with 3,015, completing 249-of-393 passes with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His 495-yard, four touchdown game in the win over Virginia Tech are the most passing yards by an Conference USA quarterback this season. He led all C-USA quarterbacks with six, 300-yard passing games. This is LaRussa’s first all-conference honor. 

2018 C-USA FOOTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
FIRST TEAM 
OFFENSE
QB – Brent Stockstill, Gr., Middle Tennessee
RB – Devin Singletary, Jr., Florida Atlantic
RB – Spencer Brown, So., UAB
OL – Reggie Bain, R-Sr., Florida Atlantic
OL – O’Shea Dugas, Sr., Louisiana Tech
OL – Levi Brown, R-Jr., Marshall
OL – Chandler Brewer, Sr., Middle Tennessee
OL – Justice Powers, Sr., UAB
TE – Harrison Bryant, Jr., Florida Atlantic
WR – Tyre Brady, R-Sr., Marshall
WR – Rico Bussey, Jr., Jr., North Texas
WR – Quez Watkins, So., Southern Miss 

DEFENSE
DL – Alex Highsmith, R-Jr., Charlotte
DL – Jaylon Ferguson, R-Sr., Louisiana Tech
DL – LaDarius Hamilton, Jr., North Texas
DL – Oshane Ximines, Sr., Old Dominion
DL – Jacques Turner, R-Jr., Southern Miss
LB – Sage Lewis, R-Jr., FIU
LB – Darius Harris, R-Sr., Middle Tennessee
LB – EJ Ejiya, R-Sr., North Texas
DB – Amik Robertson, So., Louisiana Tech
DB – Malik Gant, R-Jr., Marshall
DB – Reed Blankenship, Sr., Middle Tennessee
DB – Kemon Hall, Sr., North Texas 

SPECIAL TEAMS
K – Cole Hedlund, Gr., North Texas
P – Jack Fox, Sr., Rice
KR – Isaiah Harper, Sr., Old Dominion
PR – Maurice Alexander, R-Jr., FIU
LS – Matt Beardall, Jr., Marshall 

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE
QB – Mason Fine, Jr., North Texas
RB – Benny LeMay, Jr., Charlotte
RB – DeAndre Torrey, So., North Texas
OL – Nate Davis, R-Sr., Charlotte
OL – Jordan Budwig, Gr., FIU
OL – Rishard Cook, Sr., UAB
OL – James Davis, R-Sr., UAB
OL – Malique Johnson, R-Sr., UAB
OL – Miles Pate, R-Jr., WKU
TE – Mik’Quan Deane, R-Sr., WKU
WR – Adrian Hardy, R-So., Louisiana Tech
WR – Jonathan Duhart, Sr., Old Dominion
WR – Travis Fulgham, Sr., Old Dominion

DEFENSE
DL – Ryan Bee, Sr., Marshall
DL – Ty Tyler, R-Jr., Marshall
DL – Jamell Garcia-Williams, Sr., UAB
DL – Anthony Rush, Sr., UAB
LB – Juwan Foggie, R-Sr., Charlotte
LB – Khalil Brooks, R-Jr., Middle Tennessee
LB – A.J. Hotchkins, Gr., UTEP
DB – Jalen Young, Sr., Florida Atlantic
DB – Chris Jackson, Jr., Marshall
DB – Wesley Bush, Sr., Middle Tennessee
DB – Nate Brooks, Sr., North Texas
DB – Ky’el Hemby, R-So., Southern Miss 

SPECIAL TEAMS
K – Jonathan Cruz, Fr., Charlotte
K – Parker Shaunfield, Sr., Southern Miss
P – Stone Wilson, Sr., FIU
KR – Kerrith Whyte, Jr., R-Jr., Florida Atlantic
PR – Isaiah Harper, Sr., Old Dominion
LS – Grant Merka, Jr., UTSA

HONORABLE MENTION

OFFENSE

QB – James Morgan, R-Jr., FIU
QB – J’Mar Smith, R-Jr., Louisiana Tech
QB – Blake LaRussa, Jr., Old Dominion
RB – Anthony Jones, R-Jr., FIU
RB – Kerrith Whyte, Jr., R-Jr., Florida Atlantic
RB – Jaqwis Dancy, R-Jr., Louisiana Tech
RB – Austin Walter, Sr., Rice
RB – Winston Dimel, Sr., UTEP
OL – Dallas Connell, Jr., FIU
OL – D’Ante Demery, So., FIU
OL – Shane McGough, R-So., FIU
OL – Brandon Walton, Jr., Florida Atlantic
OL – Ethan Reed, R-Jr., Louisiana Tech
OL – Michael Rodriguez, R-Sr., Louisiana Tech
OL – Kody Russey, R-So., Louisiana Tech
OL – Robert Behanan, R-Sr., Middle Tennessee
OL – Josh Fannin, R-Jr., Middle Tennessee
OL – Manase Mose, R-Fr., North Texas
OL – Sosaia Mose, R-Jr., North Texas
OL – Sam Pierce, Sr., Rice
OL – Arvin Fletcher, R-So., Southern Miss
OL – Bobby DeHaro, R-Fr., UTEP
TE – Chris Phillips, Sr., Charlotte
TE – Armani Levias, R-Jr., Marshall
TE – Jay’shawn Washington, R-Sr., Southern Miss
TE – David Lucero, Sr., UTEP
WR – Austin Maloney, R-Jr., FIU
WR – Jovon Durante, R-Jr., Florida Atlantic
WR – Teddy Veal, R-Sr., Louisiana Tech
WR – Marcel Williams, Sr., Marshall
WR – Ty Lee, Jr., Middle Tennessee
WR – Aaron Cephus, So., Rice
WR – Austin Trammell, So., Rice
WR – Tim Jones, So., Southern Miss
WR – Xavier Ubosi, R-Sr., UAB
WR – Lucky Jackson, R-Jr., WKU 

DEFENSE

DL – Tyriq Harris, R-Jr., Charlotte
DL – Noah Curtis, So., FIU
DL – Anthony Johnson, R-Sr., FIU
DL – Jordan Bradford, Sr., Louisiana Tech
DL – Immanuel Turner, Sr., Louisiana Tech
DL – Jahmal Jones, R-Sr., Middle Tennessee
DL – Malik Manciel, R-Jr., Middle Tennessee
DL – Rakavian Poydras, R-So., Middle Tennessee
DL – Zach Abercrumbia, Jr., Rice
DL – Roe Wilkins, Jr., Rice
DL – LaDarius Harris, Sr., Southern Miss
DL – Garrett Marino, R-Jr., UAB
DL – Quindarius Thagard, R-Sr., UAB
DL – Chris Richardson, Sr., UTEP
DL – Kevin Strong, Jr., Sr., UTSA
DL – Juwuan Jones, R-Fr., WKU
DL – DeAngelo Malone, So., WKU
LB – Rashad Smith, Sr., Florida Atlantic
LB – Collin Scott, R-Jr., Louisiana Tech
LB – Chase Hancock, R-Sr., Marshall
LB – DQ Thomas, So., Middle Tennessee
LB – Brandon Garner, R-Jr., North Texas
LB – Anthony Ekpe, So., Rice
LB – Racheem Boothe, R-So., Southern Miss
LB – Sherrod Ruff, R-Sr., Southern Miss
LB – Chris Woolbright, R-Sr., UAB
LB – Jamar Smith, Sr., UTEP
LB – Josiah Tauaefa, Jr., UTSA
LB – Ben Holt, R-Jr., WKU
LB – Masai Whyte, R-Sr., WKU
DB – Ben DeLuca, Jr., Charlotte
DB – Richard Dames, So., FIU
DB – Stantley Thomas-Oliver, R-Jr., FIU
DB – Shelton Lewis, Sr., Florida Atlantic
DB – James Jackson, R-Jr., Louisiana Tech
DB – L’Jarius Sneed, Jr., Louisiana Tech
DB – Darryl Randolph, R-Sr., Middle Tennessee
DB – Khairi Muhammad, Jr., North Texas
DB – Picasso Nelson, Jr., Sr., Southern Miss
DB – Ty Williams, Jr., Southern Miss
DB – Mar’Sean Diggs, R-Sr., UAB
DB – Brontae Harris, R-So., UAB
DB – Broderick Thomas, R-Sr., UAB
DB – Nik Needham, Sr., UTEP
DB – C.J. Levine, Sr., UTSA
DB – Ta’Corian Darden, R-Jr., WKU
DB – Drell Greene, Sr., WKU
DB – Devon Key, R-So., WKU 

SPECIAL TEAMS

K – Jose Borregales, R-So., FIU
K – Bailey Hale, R-Jr., Louisiana Tech
K – Hayden Tabola, Sr., Rice
K – Jared Sackett, So., UTSA
P – Matt Bonadies, Sr., Middle Tennessee
P – Alvin Kenworthy, R-Jr., North Texas
P – Mitchell Crawford, Jr., UTEP
P – Yannis Routsas, Sr., UTSA
KR – Austin Maloney, R-Jr., FIU
KR – DeAndre Torrey, So., North Texas
KR – Austin Walter, Sr., Rice
PR – Teddy Veal, R-Sr., Louisiana Tech
PR – Keegan Brewer, So., North Texas
LS – Tommy Zotus, R-Fr., FIU
LS – Reeves Blankenship, R-Fr., Louisiana Tech
LS – Nate Durham, So., North Texas

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