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USF’s Quentin Flowers named American Conference Player of Year

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USF quarterback Quinton Flowers is still compiling his personal highlights.

Flowers was named the American Conference Player of the Year Wednesday. Flowers finished the season ranked in the top 20 of nine different offensive categories, including eight games with 300 yards or more  of total offense.

Also making the first team was running back Marlon Mack, who was picked for the third straight season and offensive tackle Kofi Amichia.

Second team Bulls were receiver Rodney Adams, guard Dominique Threatt, tight end Mitchell Wilcox, running back D’Ernest Johnson, linebacker Auggie Sanchez, defensive tackle Deadrin Senat and cornerback Deatrick Nichols.

The Bulls reached the top 25 (No. 23) this week for the first time in six seasons.

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