Memphis Tigers lead College Football America Yearbook’s 2020 Group of 5 Preseason Starting Lineup

Brady White

Memphis Tigers quarterback Brady White and running back Kenneth Gainwell lead the 2020 College Football America Yearbook Group of 5 Preseason Starting Lineup, CFA’s version of a Group of 5 conferences All-America Team.

White and Gainwell led the Tigers to the Cotton Bowl last season as the Group of 5’s at-large invite. White threw for 4,014 yards with 33 touchdowns and 11 interceptions to lead the Tigers to a 12-2 season. Gainwell, the 2019 American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, rushed for 1,459 yards and 13 touchdowns last season.

Another Memphis offensive player, wide receiver Damonte Cox, is on the team. He caught 76 passes for 1,276 yards and had nine touchdowns.

Just one other Group of 5 program had multiple honorees on the team:

  • Appalachian State: C Noah Hannon, DB Shaun Jolly

The FBS section of the College Football America 2020 Yearbook features 89 pages of content including:

  • National FBS preview, Dream Team and Group of 5 Starting Lineup;
  • Preview of each FBS conference;
  • Capsules for every FBS team, including 2019 results and 2020 schedules;
  • Color photos throughout, including photos of every FBS stadium.

The College Football America 2020 Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

The print edition is available online via and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.

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2020 College Football America Group of 5 Starting Lineup


Pos., Name, School, Class

QB Brady White, Memphis, Sr.

RB Jaret Patterson, Buffalo, Jr.

RB Brenden Knox, Marshall, Jr.

WR Austin Watkins Jr., UAB, Sr.

WR Damonte Coxie, Memphis, Sr.

TE Kylen Granson, SMU, Sr.

OL Teton Saltes, New Mexico, Sr.

OL Tommy Doyle, Miami (OH), Sr.

OL Cain Madden, Marshall, Sr.

OL Nolan Laufenberg, Air Force, Sr.

C Noah Hannon, Appalachian State, Sr.


Pos., Name, School, Class

DL Keion White, Old Dominion, Jr.

DL DeAngelo Malone, Western Kentucky, Sr.

DL Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina, Sr.

DL Dom Peterson, Nevada, Jr.

LB Jordan Smith, UAB, Jr.

LB Treshaun Hayward, Western Michigan, Sr.

LB Carlton Martial, Troy, Jr.

DB Corey Straughter, ULM, Sr.

DB Ja’Von Hicks, Cincinnati, Jr.

DB Amechi Uzodinma II, Ball State, Jr.

DB Shaun Jolly, Appalachian State, Jr.


Pos., Name, School, Class

PK Matthew Trickett, Kent State, Jr.

P Ryan Stonehouse, Colorado State, Sr.

KR Savon Scarver, Utah State, Sr.

PR Avery Williams, Boise State, Sr.

AP Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis, So.

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