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Sun Belt Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Brandon Silvers

Brandon Silvers

Appalachian State, Arkansas State and Troy are projected as the clear frontrunners in the Sun Belt this year, and these three teams comprise a huge part of the 2017 All-Sun Belt team. The Mountaineers lead the way with 15 selections, while the Trojans and Red Wolves are tied with 13 apiece. South Alabama checks in third with 12 picks, and FBS newcomer Coastal Carolina features five selections on the 2017 All-Sun Belt team. 

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Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2017. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2017.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

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Sun Belt Football 2017 All-Conference Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Brandon Silvers Troy 

Matt Linehan Idaho 

Taylor Lamb App. State 

Justice Hansen  Ark. State 

RB

Jalin Moore App. State 

Xavier Johnson South Alabama 

L.A. Ramsby Georgia Southern 

Johnston White Ark. State 

RB

Larry Rose NMSU 

Warren Wand Ark. State 

Wesley Fields Georgia Southern 

Aaron Duckworth Idaho 

AP

Jordan Chunn Troy 

Isaiah Saunders (RB) Idaho 

Terrence Upshaw (RB) App. State 

Osharmar Abercrombie (RB) Coastal Carolina 

WR

Penny Hart Georgia State 

Shaedon Meadors App. State 

Keenan Barnes Louisiana 

Alfonso Onunwor Idaho 

WR

Emanuel Thompson Troy 

Deondre Douglas Troy 

Dijon Paschal Ark. State 

Marcus Green ULM 

TE

Blake Mack Ark. State 

Maaseiah Francis South Alabama 

Ari Werts Georgia State 

Gabe Schrade Texas State 

C

Aaron Brewer Texas State 

Gabe Mobley Georgia State 

Deontae Crumitie Troy 

Curtis Rainey Georgia Southern 

OL

Jordan Rose Idaho 

Kevin Dotson Louisiana 

Jeremiah Culbreth Georgia Southern 

Robert Hunt Louisiana 

OL

Victor Johnson App. State 

Steven Rowzee Troy 

Adam Lawhorn Coastal Carolina 

Ryan Northrup Georgia Southern 

OL

Beau Nunn App. State 

Frank Sutton ULM 

Sage Doxtater NMSU 

Hunter Atkinson Georgia State 

OL

Colby Gossett App. State 

Noah Fisher South Alabama 

Noah Johnson Idaho 

Jaypee Philbert Ark. State 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

Aikeem Coleman Idaho 

Tre Alford South Alabama 

Jimmie Gipson South Alabama 

Taboris Lee Louisiana 

DL

Joe Dillon Louisiana  

Baron Poole Troy 

Kourtland Busby NMSU 

Jamal Stadom Troy 

DL

Tee Sims App. State 

Dee Liner Ark. State 

Myquon Stout App. State 

Tyree Turner South Alabama 

DL

Ja'Von Rolland-Jones Ark. State 

Mackendy Cheridor Georgia State 

Finesse Middleton South Alabama 

Caleb Tucker ULM 

LB

Eric Boggs App. State 

Michael Shaw Georgia State 

Devan Stringer App. State 

Gabe Loyd Texas State 

LB

Bryan London Texas State 

Terrill Hanks NMSU 

Tony Lashley Idaho 

Chris DeLaRosa Georgia Southern 

LB

Kyle Wilson Ark. State 

Kaden Elliss Idaho 

David Griffith ULM 

Shane Johnson Coastal Carolina 

CB

Clifton Duck App. State 

Chandon Sullivan Georgia State 

Darrell Songy South Alabama 

Blace Brown Troy 

CB

Latrell Gibbs*

Kamryn Melton Troy 

Jalen Thompson South Alabama 

Jerome Smith Georgia State 

S

Justin Clifton Ark. State 

A.J. Howard App. State 

Kris Weatherspoon Troy 

Joshua Moon Georgia Southern 

S

Jeremy Reaves South Alabama 

Jaden Wright NMSU 

Blaise Taylor (CB) Ark. State 

Tracy Walker Louisiana 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Stevie Artigue Louisiana 

Michael Rubino App. State 

Parker Davidson NMSU 

Gavin Patterson South Alabama 

P

Payton Theisler NMSU 

Brandon Wright Georgia State 

Evan Rabon Coastal Carolina 

Craig Ford ULM 

KR

Jabir Frye Troy 

Daryl  Rollins-Davis Ark. State 

Xavier Johnson South Alabama 

Darrynton Evans App. State 

PR

Blaise Taylor Ark. State 

Chris Jones Coastal Carolina 

Cedarius Rookard Troy 

Marcus Green ULM 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2017 All-Sun Belt Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Appalachian State

Offense: 4 Defense: 3 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Arkansas State

Offense: 1 Defense: 3 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Coastal Carolina

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Georgia Southern

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Georgia State

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 3 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Idaho

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1  Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Louisiana

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0 

New Mexico State

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Special Teams: 0

South Alabama

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 4 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Texas State

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0  Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Troy

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

ULM

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 2

* CB Latrell Gibbs is not on Appalachian State's roster for 2017 and was not a member of the team in 2016.