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Eight Bulls Make Athlon's All-Conference Team

By TOM ZEBOLD

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA – Center Austin Reiter and defensive end Aaron Lynch headline a list of eight Bulls that have earned spots on the preseason 2013 American Athletic All-Conference Team.

Reiter and Lynch were named to Athlon’s first team while tight end Sean Price and linebacker DeDe Lattimore were second-team selections. Wide receiver Andre Davis, tackle Quinterrius Eatmon, defensive end Ryne Giddins and safety Mark Joyce made the third team in the Athlon release that can be viewed HERE.

Reiter, a 6-foot-3, 273-pound redshirt junior, started all 12 of USF’s games in 2012 and this offseason he was one of 44 players named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List, an award given out to the nation’s top center each year.

Lynch sat out last season after transferring to USF from Notre Dame, where he earned first-team Freshman All-America honors after posting 33 tackles, 5.5 sacks and seven tackles for loss in 12 games (six starts) as a true freshman in 2011.

Price gained valuable experience last season while playing in 12 games (three starts) and caught six passes for 65 yards. Before becoming a Bull, the 6-foot-3, 249-pounder was ranked as the fourth-best tight end recruit in the nation and appeared in the Under Armour All-American game.

Lattimore started every game last season while leading the Bulls with 7.5 tackles for loss as a weakside and middle linebacker. The redshirt senior finished third on the team with 76 total tackles after making the 2012 Lombardi Award Watch List.

Davis, a senior, was USF’s top pass-catching threat last season, totaling 46 receptions for 534 yards and six touchdowns. Davis’ reception total ranks sixth on USF’s all-time single-season list and his receiving yards were good for eighth in program history.

Eatmon, a 6-foot-6, 311-pound redshirt junior, has started 23 games at right tackle the past two seasons and was named a second-team Freshman All-American by Yahoo! Sports in 2011.

Giddins, a redshirt senior, totaled nine sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 69 tackles the past two seasons while starting 19 of 24 games. Joyce, a senior, tallied 74 tackles while starting 11 games last season and had at least five tackles in 11 contests.




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