Six Roadrunners named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football All-Texas College Team

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LEWISVILLE, Texas — No. 22 UTSA has placed six players on the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football All-Texas College Team, which was unveiled on Thursday.
 
Clifford Chattman, Zakhari Franklin and Frank Harris earned spots on the first team, while Kevorian Barnes, Joshua Cephus and Corey Mayfield Jr. landed on the second squad. The six selections for the back-to-back Conference USA champions are tied with Texas for second-most behind TCU.
 
Chattman emerged as a playmaker at safety for the Roadrunners in his first full season as a starter. The senior from New Orleans has posted 68 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 13 pass breakups to go with a school record-tying four interceptions in 2022. A first-team all-conference selection earlier this week, he recorded a season-high 11 stops and a key PBU in the end zone in overtime of UTSA’s 41-38 victory at Army and he has set the UTSA standard with interceptions in each of his last four contests. Chattman turned in nine tackles in both victories over North Texas this fall.
 
A second-team pick a year ago, Franklin earned the first-team nod in 2022 as he has caught 86 passes and broken his own single-season school standards with 1,100 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. The senior from Cedar Hill High School has eclipsed the century mark in four contests this year, highlighted by 144 yards and a school record-tying three touchdowns on 10 receptions in the 48-27 win over North Texas in the C-USA Championship Game. The two-time first-team all-conference performer currently ranks third in the FBS in receiving TDs and 12th in both receiving yards and receptions per game.
 
Harris, the 2022 C-USA Most Valuable Player and first-team all-conference pick at quarterback, has completed 305 of 429 passes for 3,865 yards, 31 touchdowns and a .711 completion percentage, all school records. He also has rushed for 588 yards — the most by a QB in a season — and nine TDs on 120 carries. The senior from Schertz Clemens High School owns seven 300-yard passing performances this fall — also a UTSA record — and set the single-game mark with 414 in the win at Middle Tennessee. A four-time C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honoree this season, he ranks fourth nationally with a league-leading 342.5 yards of total offense per game. He was named 2022 Ryan C-USA Championship Game MVP after completing 32 of 37 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for 49 yards and a TD to lead the Roadrunners to their second straight C-USA Championship with a 48-27 win over North Texas on Dec. 2.
 
Barnes, the 2022 C-USA Freshman of the Year and an honorable mention all-league selection, burst onto the scene midway through the season and emerged as one of the top rushers in the league. The redshirt freshman from San Augustine, Texas, has piled up a team-high 713 yards and six touchdowns on 114 carries, good for an average of 6.3 yards per attempt. He also has caught nine passes for 103 yards, an 11.4-yard average. He owns four 100-yard games this fall with 128 yards and two TDs in the win at FIU, 114 yards and a score in the double-overtime victory at UAB, 103 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the 51-7 rout of LA Tech and a season-best 175 yards and a TD in the 48-27 triumph over North Texas in the C-USA Championship Game.
 
Cephus, a second-team all-conference choice this season, currently owns the UTSA single-season record with 87 receptions, which he has turned into 985 yards and six touchdowns. The senior from Houston has surpassed 100 receiving yards three times with a season-high 114 versus Texas Southern, 112 in the overtime win at Army and 106 against No. 24 Houston. He owns a pair of 11-reception outings, both coming in victories over North Texas.
 
Mayfield developed into one of the league’s top cornerbacks in his final campaign with the Roadrunners en route to garnering first-team all-conference accolades. The North Forney High School product has registered 60 tackles, four tackles for loss, a pair of sacks, three interceptions, 12 pass breakups and a forced fumble this fall. His three picks came in consecutive wins over FIU, North Texas and UAB in the middle of the season, matching a then-school record in the process. The school record holder for career games played at 60 knocked away a season-high three passes in the first win against North Texas and recorded sacks in road triumphs over UAB and Rice.
 
Under the leadership of two-time C-USA Coach of the Year Jeff Traylor, the Roadrunners are 11-2 and ranked No. 22 in both the Associated Press Top 25 and USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll and 25th in the College Football Playoff rankings this week. Riding a 10-game winning streak, they will travel to Orlando, Florida, to face No. 23 Troy in the Duluth Trading Cure Bowl on Friday, Dec. 16. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. CT and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN and air on Ticket 760 AM. Tickets are available by visiting Ticketmaster.com or calling 210-458-UTSA (8872).
 
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