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UTSA Football's running back Sincere McCormick and coach Jeff Traylor pick up awards

The league office unveiled its superlative awards Tuesday as voted on by the 14 head coaches. McCormick secured the league’s offensive award for the second straight
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Sincere McCormick

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA running back Sincere McCormick has been named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and Jeff Traylor has been named C-USA Coach of the Year.

The league office unveiled its superlative awards Tuesday as voted on by the 14 head coaches. McCormick secured the league’s offensive award for the second straight season.

Traylor picked up his third coaching honor in as many days this week, marking the second consecutive year UTSA has collected multiple C-USA awards.

That gives UTSA seven total conference superlative awards. McCormick was the league’s freshman of the year in 2019, while Marcus Davenport (2017 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year), Lucas Dean (2020 C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year) and Josiah Tauaefa (2016 C-USA Freshman of the Year) also have been honored.

McCormick and Traylor's honors come on the heels of a program-record 23 Roadrunners being listed on the all-conference and all-freshman teams that were unveiled on Tuesday.  

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UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor celebrates his team's win over Western Kentucky with safety Dadrian Taylor (7) in an NCAA college football game in the Conference USA Championship, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

McCormick has rushed for 1,479 yards and 15 touchdowns on 298 carries — all UTSA records — and caught 22 passes for 184 yards in 13 games this fall. 

Traylor has guided the No. 24 Roadrunners to a 12-1 record and the program’s first conference championship in his second season at the helm, and he now will lead UTSA to its second straight and third overall bowl appearance.

Under Traylor’s leadership, UTSA opened the 2021 campaign with a school-record 11 consecutive victories and has been ranked as high as 15th nationally.

The Roadrunners will make their second straight and third overall bowl appearance when they face San Diego State (11-2) in the Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl on Tuesday, December 21. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Toyota Stadium in Frisco and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN. 

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