The American Athletic Conference announced their 2019 football postseason awards on Wednesday and two Bulls earned All-AAC honors with junior cornerback KJ Sails being named to the second team and senior tight end Mitchell Wilcox earning honorable mention honors.
Congrats, @KJ2LiVE & @wilcox_mitchell— USF Football (@USFFootball) December 4, 2019
1️⃣st all-conference honors for junior cornerback.
3️⃣rd all-conference recognition for record-setting tight end.
Transferring from North Carolina and being cleared to play just days before the season opener, Sails made the most in his first season back in his hometown. The East Bay High School product led the team in takeaways with five (three interceptions and two fumble recoveries) while also racking up 42 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and nine passes defensed.
Wilcox earned All-AAC honors for the third time in his career, finishing the season with a team-high 28 receptions for 350 yards and five touchdowns. The Tarpon Springs product and NFL Draft prospect finished his Green and Gold career having smashed every tight end record with 100 receptions for 1,326 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The league coaches tabbed Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry as the Offensive Player of the Year, Temple defensive end Quincy Roche as Defensive Player of the Year, Houston punter Dane Roy/Memphis returner Antonio Gibson as Co-Special Teams Players of the Year and Memphis breakout running back Kenneth Gainwell as Rookie of the Year. Navy HC Ken Niumatalolo was voted on by his peers as Coach of the Year.