June 13, 2014
DENTON – The preseason accolades continue to roll in for the North Texas football team as six players were tabbed to the 2014 Athlon Sports preseason all-conference team.
Offensive lineman Cyril Lemon and linebacker Derek Akunne each were tabbed to the first team. Lemon, who has the eighth longest streak in the nation with 37 straight starts, was a preseason all-America pick by Phil Steele’s Magazine.
Lemon is one of only two players in the nation to start every game over the past three seasons and be named to the all-conference team. Akunne is the leading tackler returning on a defense that allowed the eighth fewest points in the nation in 2013.
Guard Mason Y’Barbo was named to the second-team while safety Lairamie Lee was a second-team pick on defense. Running back Antoinne Jimmerson and tackle Antonio Johnson were each named to the third-team.