STORRS - UConn offensive tackle Matt Peart was named first team All-American Athletic Conference on Wednesday, the lone Husky so honored.
Peart, a 6-foot-7, 303-pound senior originally from Jamaica who has a good chance to be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft, was the first UConn player to make the league’s first team since safety Obi Melifonwu in 2016.
UConn went 2-9 this season, its final as part of the American Conference. The Huskies will be an independent beginning in 2020.
Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry, who is among the top five players in the nation in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, was named the American’s offensive player of the year. Temple defensive end Quincy Roche, the league’s leader in sacks and tackles for loss, was named defensive player of the year.
Houston punter Dane Roy and Memphis return specialist Antonio Gibson shared the league’s special teams player of the year honors.
Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo was voted coach of the year, the third time he’s won that award.