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Conference USA Freshman of the YearHistory of Award Winners
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Chad Huffman won this award in 2004
Recent history of winners for Conference USA Freshman of the Year. There is some lag in updating awards data and they may not provide an entire history of winners. The list below is separated by year with a dividing line. Some awards have multiple award winners for all or some years.

Years Available1997-2018

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Historical Winners - Conference USA Freshman of the Year

Top Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks
YearPlayer NamePosNotesC-AwardsHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
2018Jose GarciaC16-0 205 R-R 1998-05-03 20Doral,Florida NCAA2018-2018-
Florida International U.  
2017Matt WallnerP56-4 220 L-R 1997-12-12 19Forest Lake,Minnesota NCAA2017-2018-
2016-32- 963-MIN
2016Ford ProctorC36-0 190 L-R 1996-12-04 19Beaumont,Texas A-2016-2018-
2018- 3-  92-TBA
Rice U.MinorsTampa Bay Rays (A-)
2015Ryan ChandlerOF-IF15-9 170 L-R 1996-04-06 19Tulsa,Oklahoma A-2015-2018-   Rice U.MinorsTexas Rangers (A-)
2014Chris MourelleP16-1 180 R-R 1994-10-12 19Miami,Florida NCAA2014-2017-   Florida International U.  
2013Justin MontemayorIF16-2 205 L-R 1994-07-12 18Austin,Texas NCAA2013-2016-   Houston  
2010Chris TaladayC36-0 205 R-R 1991-05-22 19Windermere,Florida A-2010-2015-   Central FloridaFree Agent  
2008Seth ManessP85-11 168 R-R 1988-10-14 19Pinehurst,North Carolina MLB2008-20182013-2017
2011-11- 350-SLN
East Carolina U.Free Agent  
2006Warren McFaddenOF46-1 200 R-R 1985-12-21 20Plantation,Florida RK2005-2008-
2007-28- 871-DET
Tulane U.  
2005Brad Emaus2B36-0 190 R-R 1986-03-28 19Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB2005-20122011-2011
2007-11- 355-TOR
Tulane U.Free Agent  
2004Chad HuffmanOF66-1 205 R-R 1985-04-29 19Missouri City,Texas MLB2004-20182010-2017
2006- 2-  53-SDN
Texas Christian U.Free Agent  
2003J.R. CrowelP16-2 185 R-L 1984-05-18 19Boynton Beach,Florida NCAA2003-2005-   Tulane U.  
2002Darryl Lawhorn2B46-2 180 L-R 1982-12-18 19Wilmington,North Carolina A+2002-2008-
2004-11- 326-ARI
East Carolina U.  
2001Michael AubreyLF76-1 195 L-L 1982-04-15 19Shreveport,Louisiana MLB2001-20112008-2009
2003- 1-  11-CLE
Tulane U.  
1999James JurriesIF106-0 195 R-R 1979-04-13 20Freeport,Texas AAA1999-2006-
2002- 6- 185-ATL
Tulane U.  
1998Dan BoydOF36-0 185 R-R 1978-09-28 19Dade City,Florida A+1998-2004-
2001-27- 808-MIL
South Florida  
1997Shane NanceP35-8 180 L-L 1977-09-07 19Pasadena,Texas MLB1997-20052002-2004
2000-11- 327-LAN