Lee, Render Make All-Freshman Team


Conference USA has announced its 2016 All-Freshman football team, as selected by the league’s 13 head football coaches. Middle Tennessee’s Ty Lee and Tyshun Render made the team to give the Blue Raiders at least one member for the fourth straight year.

Lee, a true freshman receiver from Moultrie, GA, played in all 12 games and earned 10 starts on his way to catching 53 passes for 599 yards and seven touchdowns. His 53 receptions also rank as the fifth most nationally among freshmen.

Render, a redshirt freshman out of Newnan, GA, played in all 12 games as a defensive end for the Blue Raiders. Render turned in 17 tackles, including a TFL, a pass breakup and three quarterback hurries.


QB – Mason Fine, North Texas
RB – Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic
RB – Quinton Baker, WKU
OL – Ethan Reed, Louisiana Tech
OL – Levi Brown, Marshall
OL – Devin Hannan, Old Dominion
OL – Ty Pollard, Southern Miss
OL – Greg Long, UTEP
TE – Harrison Bryant, Florida Atlantic
WR – Stantley Thomas, FIU
WR – Ty Lee, Middle Tennessee

DL – Eric Kendzior, Louisiana Tech
DL – Ty Tyler, Marshall
DL – Tyshun Render, Middle Tennessee
DL – LaDarius Hamilton, North Texas
DL – Chris Richardson, UTEP
LB – Tyriq Harris, Charlotte
LB – Jayson VanHook, UTEP
LB – Josiah Tauaefa, UTSA
DB – Ben DeLuca, Charlotte
DB – Ephraim Kitchen, Louisiana Tech
DB – Chris Jackson, Marshall
DB – Justin Rogers, UTEP

K – Brad Davis, Old Dominion
P – Bailey Cate, Old Dominion
KR – Kerrith Whyte, Florida Atlantic
PR – Darrell Brown, Old Dominion
LS – Matt Beardall, Marshall