MIAMI – Florida International linebacker Sage Lewis and punt returner Maurice Alexander were among the best players in Conference USA this season.
The pair of Panthers were named all-conference first-team selections Tuesday by the league's 14 head coaches.
Lewis had a school-record 126 tackles in 2018, while Alexander averaged 13.6 yards per return -- best in the conference.
Offensive lineman Jordan Budwig and punter Stone Wilson made the C-USA second team.
FIU's two first-team selections were the most for the Panthers since 2015.
The Panthers (8-4) will face Toledo (7-5) on Dec. 21 in the Bahamas Bowl.