Without further ado, and because the regular season is over, we present to you the 2017 Roundup All-G5 Offensive Team.
Mason Fine So. QB North Texas 5-11 180 Locust Grove, OK
All Mason Fine did this season was set North Texas' single-season passing mark and guide the Mean Green to nine wins, so far, and a CUSA West Title. Not bad for an undersized QB from Locust Grove who didn't receive an FBS offer until two weeks remained in the recruiting cycle. Fine made a significant leap from his freshman season, really improving on moving the Mean Green downfield and forcing defenses to defend the entire field.
Jeffery Wilson Sr. RB North Texas 6-0 194 Elkhart, TX
We waited for Wilson to stay healthy for an entire season and while he didn't quite make it, his numbers, 1,261 yards in eleven games was by far his most productive and moved him into the top five in most Mean Green career rushing categories. With 16 touchdowns and 6.5 yards a carry, Wilson was one of the most productive backs in college football.
Xavier Jones So. RB SMU 5-10 203 Spring, TX
After Jones missed almost all of 2016 with a shoulder injury, the sophomore from Spring came back to make up for lost time in 2017, rushing for 1,019 yards at nearly 6 yards a carry and found the end zone nine times all on just fourteen carries per contest. Jones put up three 100 yard outings including 175 at nearly nine yards a carry against #19 Memphis.
Linell Bonner Sr. WR Houston 6-0 200 Spring, TX
You could make a pretty good argument that Linell Bonner's been the best receiver in the AAC the past two seasons. Bonner was top three in the league in catches again in 2017, and while his 73 catches didn't match last year's 98, he once again caught everything thrown at or near him, this season from three different quarterbacks.
Trey Quinn Jr. WR SMU 6-0 202 Lake Charles, LA
Trey Quinn sat out 2016 and then caught more balls than anyone else in college football in 2017. The junior from Lake Charles set the standard with 106 catches and twelve touchdowns. His three-game stretch against UConn, Houston, and Cincy set the tone as he set a record with 49 catches.
Courtland Sutton Jr. WR SMU 6-4 216 Brenham, TX
It's hard to live up to the hype that Sutton carried with him into 2017, but Sutton did it. Sutton caught 62 balls for over 1,000 yards, the second year in a row cracking that landmark. He also increased his touchdowns from ten to twelve this season and averaged sixteen yards a catch for the second straight season.
Trey Martin Sr. OL Rice 6-2 300 El Campo, TX
Martin started his career at Rice as a defensive tackle but took to the offensive line, starting three years for the Owls and allowing just one sack. This season Martin didn't allow a pressure in twelve games starting at center. Ends his Rice career grading out at 90%.
Aaron Brewer So. OL Texas State 6-3 270 Dallas, TX
If you ever want to see what a swiss army knife looks like, look no further than Brewer. Brewer made the Rimington watch list for the best center in college football, but when Texas State needed a guard, they turned to Brewer for five starts. Then, when the 'Cats needed a left tackle, they slid Brewer outside. He played admirably at all three positions because his on-field makeup is equal parts nasty and technically sound.
Will Hernandez Sr. OL UTEP 6-3 300 Las Vegas, NV
An All-American in 2016, the 2017 season didn't go as planned for Hernandez, but his level of play didn't diminish at all in a winless UTEP campaign. Hernandez is a mauler and a pancake machine who moves defensive linemen against their will. Hernadez has the look and makeup of a long-term Pro.
Josh Jones So. OL Houston 6-5 303 Richmond, TX
Jones is quietly developing into a nice tackle for the Cougars. He's started 22 of 25 games at Houston, missing two games with injury this season. He's a plus athlete who moves well with enough raw upside to continue to grow into a top-flight edge protector.
Jordan Murray Sr. OL North Texas 6-9 333 Coppell, TX
Murray might be the most improved lineman in the state. Last season Murray was a mammoth obstruction, and at 6-9, mammoth might be an understatement. This season he developed, and in a year where tackles were sparse he stood out. If Murray got his hands on a rusher, it was over and he dispensed with some of his waist bending tendancies.