PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WNCT) – The American Athletic Conference has announced the lineup of 33 student-athletes who will be on-hand in Newport, Rhode Island, next week for the conference’s annual Summer Kickoff and Media Days.
The 33 student-athletes will join The American’s 12 head coaches at the Hyatt Regency Newport Aug. 3-4 for the first formal event of the 2015 football season.
The American’s contingent is comprised of 15 players who were named to the 2014 all-conference team, including six returning first-team selections. Four players who have been named to the 2015 Maxwell Award preseason watch list will be in attendance (Cincinnati’s Gunner Kiel, Houston’s Kenneth Farrow, Navy’s Keenan Reynolds and USF’s Marlon Mack) as will two players named to the Bednarik Award watch list (East Carolina’s Zeek Bigger and Temple’s Tyler Matakevich).
Live coverage of The American’s Summer Kickoff and Media Days will begin Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. ET on The American Digital Network. ESPN3 will follow with a two-hour recap of the two-day event Tuesday afternoon.
2015 American Athletic Conference Football Summer Kickoff and Media Days
Attendees’ Lineup (subject to change)
|Head Coach George O’Leary|
|Head Coach Tommy Tuberville|
|Head Coach Bob Diaco|
|Head Coach Ruffin McNeill|
|Head Coach Tom Herman|
|Head Coach Justin Fuente|
|Head Coach Ken Niumatalolo|
|Head Coach Willie Taggart|
|Head Coach Chad Morris|
|Head Coach Matt Rhule|
|Head Coach Curtis Johnson|
|Head Coach Philip Montgomery|