Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder leads College Football America Yearbook’s 2021 American Athletic Preseason Starting Lineup

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder leads the 2021 College Football America Yearbook Preseason American Athletic Conference Starting Lineup.

Ridder, a senior, was American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2020. He threw for 2,296 yards with 19 touchdowns and six interceptions, along with rushing for 592 yards and 12 TDs. He led the Bearcats to a 9-1 season and a berth in the Peach Bowl.

Cincinnati won the AAC Championship Game, defeating Tulsa.

The 2021 College Football America Yearbook features eight pages of AAC content, including an overall preview of the conference race, a spotlight piece on a stadium, the AAC Starting Lineup, all team schedules and a half-page devoted to each program.

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2021 College Football America American Athletic Conference Preseason Starting Lineup


Pos. Player, School, Class


QB Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati, Sr.

RB Rahjai Harris, East Carolina, Fr.

RB Ulysses Bentley IV, SMU, So.

WR Jaylon Robinson, UCF, Jr.

WR Calvin Austin III, Memphis, Jr.

TE Josh Whyle, Cincinnati, Jr.

OL Jaylon Thomas, SMU, Sr.

OL Tyler Smith, Tulsa, So.

OL Cole Schneider, UCF, Sr.

OL Chris Paul, Tulsa, Sr.

C Matthew Lee, UCF, So.


DL Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati, Sr.

DL Jaxon Player, Tulsa, Sr.

DL Marcus Brown, Cincinnati, Sr.

DL Big Kat Bryant, USF, Sr.

LB Diego Fagot, Navy, Sr.

LB Darrian Beavers, Cincinnati, Sr.

LB Antonio Grier, USF, Sr.

DB Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati, Jr.

DB Coby Bryant, Cincinnati, Sr.

DB Quindell Johnson, Memphis, So.

DB Cristian Williams, Tulsa, Sr.


PK Zack Long, Tulsa, Sr.

P Ryan Wright, Tulane, Sr.

KR Tre Tucker, Cincinnati, Jr.

PR Tyler Snead, East Carolina, So.

AP Marcus Jones, Houston Sr.

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