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Sun Belt Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the Sun Belt for 2017.

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:16

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