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  2023 CONFERENCE USA MVP: Kaidon Salter, Liberty, QB,...Salter was selected as the CUSA Most Valuable Player after his phenomenal season in Lynchburg for the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl-bound Flames. Salter led No. 23 Liberty to its first-ever CUSA championship and currently has the Flames at 13-0. Salter is responsible for 43 Flames touchdowns, has completed 162-266 passes for 2,750 yards, 31 passing touchdowns to just five interceptions and 1,064 yards rushing on 153 carries with 12 scores on the ground.

The Cedar Hill, Texas, native enters bowl season as the national leader in passing yards per completion (16.98), is third in FBS in passing efficiency (182.4), is third in points responsible for (258), third in yards per pass attempt (10.34), fifth in points responsible for per game (19.8), fifth in passing touchdowns (31), seventh among all players in rushing yards per carry (6.95), 24th among all players (second among quarterbacks) in rushing touchdowns (12) and 30th among all players (second among quarterbacks) in rushing yards (1,064). - Conference USA Football


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  2023 CONFERENCE USA NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Quinton Cooley, Liberty, RB,...Liberty RB Quinton Cooley was named CUSA Newcomer of the Year following his exceptional season for the 13-0 Flames. The league's leading rusher, Cooley carried 213 times for 1,322 yards and 16 touchdowns for No. 23 Liberty. The Wake Forest transfer paced the nation's top rushing attack (302.9 yards per game) and had seven games with 100 or more rushing yards, and five games with multiple touchdowns. The Bailey, North Carolina, native had three rushing scores in Liberty's 49-35 win over New Mexico State in the 2023 CUSA Championship Game, and enters bowl season ranking sixth nationally in rushing touchdowns (16), ninth in rushing yards (1,322), 14th in rushing yards per game (101.7) and 21st in yards per carry (6.21). - Conference USA Football

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  2023 CONFERENCE USA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyren Dupree, Liberty, LB,...Dupree anchored a defensive unit that forced 25 turnovers (second-most in the country) and 21 interceptions (most in FBS) for the 13-0 No. 23 Flames, who are headed to the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl. The Leesburg, Alabama, native heads into bowl season with 115 total tackles, 8.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery, two interceptions, three pass breakups and six quarterback hurries. Dupree ranks 27th nationally in total tackles (8.9 per game) and helped the Flames to the program's first CUSA title in their first season in the league. - Conference USA Football

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  The Flames added a third commitment from the transfer portal Tuesday afternoon when former South Carolina safety RJ Roderick announced he is transferring to Liberty. Roderick has one season of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot, 207-pound defensive back started 34 games during his time at South Carolina and had 205 tackles (136 solo), 6.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, one sack and four forced fumbles. - Lynchburg News and Advance

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  Running back Dae Dae Hunter withdrew his name from the transfer portal and will return to Liberty. Hunter returns as the Flames' leading rusher from 2022. He picked up 854 yards and scored eight touchdowns on 130 carries and missed the final four games after suffering a torn LCL and a hip injury against Arkansas.

He has two years of eligibility remaining after beginning his career at Hawaii. Hunter has a redshirt year available if his injuries prevent him from playing in more than four games in 2023. The running back room will feature Hunter, Shedro Louis, Wake Forest transfer Quinton Cooley, Arkansas transfer James Jointer Jr., Malik Caper and recent signee Vaughn Blue. - Lynchburg News and Advance


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  Since the loss in the Independence Bowl to Houston that solidified the Louisiana's football first losing season in five years, there have been some players who have entered the transfer portal. Junior safety Brandon Bishop is the latest after the graduate transfer announced Wednesday on Twitter.

Bishop, who transferred to UL from Alabama prior to the 2019 season, joined wide receiver Errol Rogers Jr. and quarterback Zy McDonald. Bishop is the first Ragin' Cajuns defensive player to enter the transfer portal. The safety hasn't been a full-time starter in his three seasons and has two career interceptions along with 63 tackles. - Daily Advertiser


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  Electric slot receiver DeMario Douglas told reporters one week ago that he was going to announce his future plans after the Boca Raton Bowl. The fourth-year sophomore waited until Wednesday morning to make an announcement many expected was coming. Douglas formally announced he is entering his name into the NFL Draft, forgoing his final two years of eligibility and ending a career at Liberty that saw him become a dynamic weapon in the Flames' offense. "Playing in the NFL, like so many, has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid. In 2023 I will be able to fulfill that dream thanks to everyone who has supported me along the way," Douglas wrote on social media. He finished his career at Liberty with 172 receptions for 2,183 yards and 16 touchdowns. Toledo contained Douglas on Tuesday evening with 16 yards on six receptions. - Lynchburg News and Advance

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  2022 PHIL STEEL ALL-INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM: DE Durrell Johnson, Liberty,...Liberty leads the nation in tackles for loss per game (9.1), led by senior DE Durrell Johnson. The Walter Camp 2nd Team All-American ranks No. 1 nationally with 22.5 tackles for loss. That ranks No. 2 in program history, trailing only Jason Wells' 25.0 TFLs in 2000. 2022 Walter Camp All-America second-team honoree...Ted Hendricks Award Watch List...Had a career day during Liberty's win against Arkansas, leading the team with nine tackles, while matching a career-high with 3.5 TFLs and 2.0 sacks. - Liberty Football

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  2022 PHIL STEEL ALL-INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM: WR Demario Douglas, Liberty,...WR Demario Douglas is 23 receiving yards away from posting the 10th 1,000-yard season in program history and the first since Antonio Gandy-Golden tallied a program-record 1,396 yards in 2019. Douglas would become the seventh different Flame to record a 1,000-yard season all-time. Douglas ranks No. 30 in the country in receiving yards (977) and No. 18 in receptions per game (6.1). - Liberty Football

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  2022 PHIL STEEL ALL-INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM: LS Austin Mock, Liberty,...2022 Patrick Mannelly Award semifinals...Liberty's starting long snapper for 60-consecutive games (every game since the 2018 season)...2021 and 2022 Patrick Mannelly Award watch list. - Liberty Football

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  2022 PHIL STEEL ALL-INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM: Dennis Osagiede, Liberty,...Ranks No. 78 in the country in sacks (0.50 per game), including a season-high 2.0 sacks against Gardner-Webb...Finished the UMass game with 1.5 sacks, while adding three tackles (1 solo, 2 assisted) and 2.0 TFLs...Began his Liberty career by finishing the Southern Miss game with five stops, including a tackle for a loss in the 4 OT win. - Liberty Football

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  2022 PHIL STEEL ALL-INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM: Brendan Schlittler, Liberty,...Started in all 12 games and has Liberty's longest offensive line starting streak (26 games)...2022 Outland Trophy Watch List (Best College Football Interior Lineman). - Liberty Football

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  2022 PHIL STEEL ALL-INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM: Cam Reddy, Liberty,...Started his 12th straight game at center against New Mexico State...Transferred to Liberty from Colorado State...2020 and 2021 All-Mountain West honorable mention...2020 Rimington Trophy Award watch list. - Liberty Football

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  2022 PHIL STEEL ALL-INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM: RB Dae Dae Hunter, Liberty,...Suffered a season-ending injury during the Arkansas game...Ranks No. 9 in the country in Rush Yards per Carry (6.57); No. 24 Rushing yards per game (94.9)...Career day during Liberty's win over BYU (23 carries, 213 yards, 1 TD). - Liberty Football

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  2022 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM: TE - Jacob Jenkins, Coastal Carolina (Jr., TE - Hoover, Ala.),...In his first year in the Teal and Bronze, Jenkins was named to the All-Sun Belt third team. Battling injuries all season long, Jenkins has been a weapon for the CCU offense after transferring in from Jacksonville State. He has hauled in 11 receptions for 149 yards on the year, with five of those catches going for touchdowns, which is tied for the team lead. Jenkins' five touchdown catches in just nine games are second among all tight ends in FBS in regards to touchdowns per game average and is tied for the most in the Sun Belt. In just nine games played, he is averaging 13.6 yards per catch and has also helped lead the way for the Chants' rushing attack this year. - Coastal Carolina Football

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