League-high 15 Roadrunners named to Athlon Sports Preseason C-USA Team – UTSA Athletics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A league-high 15 members of the UTSA football team have been named to the Athlon Sports Preseason Conference USA Team.
 
UTSA’s 15 selections are three more than Florida Atlantic, Marshall and UAB, who each have 12 picks.
 
Eight Roadrunners — also the most in the conference — earned a spot on the first team. All-American running back Sincere McCormick, wide receiver Zakhari Franklin and offensive linemen Spencer Burford and Ahofitu Maka were picked for the offense, linebacker Trevor Harmanson and safety Rashad Wisdom made the defense and the All-American tandem of punter Lucas Dean and kicker Hunter Duplessis were selected for the first-team specialists.
 
Offensive lineman Makai Hart, defensive lineman Lorenzo Dantzler and outside linebacker Charles Wiley were named to the second team, while cornerback Corey Mayfield Jr. was tapped for the third team. Fourth-team honorees include quarterback Frank Harris, defensive lineman Jaylon Haynes and linebacker Jamal Ligon.
 
UTSA’s Athlon Sports Preseason C-USA Team Selections
 
First-Team Offense
RB — Sincere McCormick
WR — Zakhari Franklin
C — Ahofitu Maka
OL — Spencer Burford
 
First-Team Defense
LB — Trevor Harmanson
DB — Rashad Wisdom
 
First-Team Specialists
K — Hunter Duplessis
P — Lucas Dean
 
Second-Team Offense
OL — Makai Hart
 
Second-Team Defense
DL — Lorenzo Dantzler
LB — Charles Wiley
 
Third-Team Defense
DB — Corey Mayfield Jr.
 
Fourth-Team Offense
QB — Frank Harris
 
Fourth-Team Defense
DL — Jaylon Haynes
LB — Jamal Ligon
 
The Roadrunners will kick off their 11th season of football on Sept. 4 at Illinois and then will host Lamar in the home opener on Sept. 11.
 
UTSA will open the C-USA slate on Sept. 18 at home against Middle Tennessee before stepping back out of league play for a road date with Memphis on Sept. 25 and a home game versus UNLV on Oct. 2.
 
The Roadrunners then will hit the road to face WKU on Oct. 9 and host Rice on Oct. 16 before a pair of road contests at Louisiana Tech (Oct. 23) and UTEP (Nov. 6).
 
UTSA closes out the home slate with Southern Miss on Nov. 13 and UAB on Nov. 20.
 
The regular season finale is scheduled for Nov. 27 at North Texas and the C-USA Championship Game is set for Dec. 4.
 
UTSA is coming off a 7-5 campaign that ended with the program’s second bowl appearance, a narrow 31-24 setback to No. 16 Louisiana in the 2020 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl on Dec. 26 in Dallas. UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor guided the Roadrunners to the second-most wins in school history, the most victories by a first-year head coach and to a second-place finish in C-USA’s West Division with a 5-2 mark.
 
Season tickets for UTSA’s 2021 home schedule are on sale now. The Roadrunners will host six games this fall at the Alamodome for what will be the 10th anniversary of the first season of UTSA Football.
 
Season ticket prices start at $75 per seat and there are two season ticket pricing plans for less than $100. Additionally, there are “all-inclusive” options that provide access to the new Touchdown Club located in the north end zone.
 
To purchase your season tickets, please call or text 210-458-UTSA (8872) or click here. Payment plans for all season ticket packages are available. 
 
Current UTSA students receive free admission to all home games by downloading tickets via their Account Manager.
 
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