Who’s up for some superfluous and seemingly meaningful awards? Us neither, but here we go. We present the All-SWC Offensive Team for 2018.
D’Eriq King (Houston) - Quarterback
We could’ve gone either way on this one with King or North Texas’ Mason Fine. Ultimately we went with King for a couple of reasons. First, he finished second in the NCAA in TDs accounted for (50) behind Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (51) in spite of playing in two fewer games. He finished with the eighth most yards per game, the seventh best QB rating, fifth most TD passes, and sixth most yards per play in the FBS.
Trayveon Williams (Texas A&M) - Running back
The only SWC back to rush for over 1,000 yards (where hath all the great rushers gone?) took his stellar career to another level with 1,524 yards rushing and fifteen scores for the Aggies this season. He carried the Aggie offense down the stretch.
James Proche (SMU) - Receiver
Proche put together a stellar season, catching the fourth most passes in the FBS with 93 with twelve touchdowns. Proche was at his best against SMU best competition, averaging eleven catches per game against ranked opponents and eight catches per game against teams with a winning record.
Antoine Wesley (Texas Tech) - Receiver
Wesley made electric catches every week, highlight reel stuff. He finished the season with 88 catches and averaged 117.5 receiving yards per game. Wesley added eight touchdown catches as well.
Lil’Jordan Humphrey (Texas) - Receiver
When Sam Ehlinger needed a big play, a conversion, or just a security blanket he found Lil’Jordan Humphrey. The junior from Southlake Carroll caught 79 passes for nine touchdowns. Most impressive was his seventeen yard average on third down catches.
Keenen Brown (Texas State) - Tight End
Meet the revelation among the destruction that is Keenen Brown. The Oklahoma State transfer caught 51 passes for the Bobcats with five scores. He also added 9.8 yards per carry and scored twice rushing the football.
Sam Cosmi (Texas) - Tackle
The Atascosita redshirt freshman hit the ground running, starting by the second game of the season and earning Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades. Cosmi is a long, rangy lineman who moves well and has the frame to become the next big time Longhorn lineman.
Jack Anderson (Texas Tech) - Guard
The sophomore guard has started every game since showing up on campus two springs ago. This season Anderson made second-team All-Big 12 and turned his game up another notch for Tech’s high powered offense.
Sosaia Mose (North Texas) - Center
The Euless Trinity and Tyler JC product continued to act as a pillar in the middle of North Texas’ offensive line. Lining up next to his brother Manase, the Mose’s give the Mean Green a physical punch inside.
ZacH ShackeLford (Texas) - Guard/Center
The third-year starter for the Horns started his 26th game as a Horn and in spite of missing several starts due to injury makes the list. Shackelford showed up as a mauler, and his reputation continues to grow. Texas offense is much better with him in the middle.
Lucas Niang (TCU) - Tackle
TCU went way up to New Canaan, Connecticut to find Niang who made his 20th career start for the Horned Frogs and helped ease the transition of a rebuilding offensive line by anchoring the right side.