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Sun Belt Football 2018 All-Conference Team

Justice Hansen, Arkansas State Red Wolves Football

Justice Hansen, Arkansas State Red Wolves Football

Appalachian State, Arkansas State and Troy are once again the teams to beat in the Sun Belt, so it’s no surprise these three teams rank at the top of all-conference selections for 2018. The Trojans lead the way with 19 selections on Athlon’s 2018 All-Sun Belt Team, followed by 14 for the Mountaineers and 13 for the Red Wolves. Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, Louisiana, South Alabama and ULM are tied with 10 selections apiece in the next tier.

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Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2018. 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 2018.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2018. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2018 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

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Sun Belt Football 2018 All-Conference Team

 

First-Team
Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team
Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Justice Hansen Ark. State 

Caleb Evans ULM 

Zac Thomas App. State 

Kaleb Barker Troy 

RB

Jalin Moore App. State 

Jamarius Henderson Troy 

Wesley Fields Ga. Southern 

Marcus Outlow Coastal Carolina 

RB

Trey Ragas Louisiana 

Warren Wand Ark. State 

Derrick Gore ULM 

Marcus Williams App. State 

AP

Marcus Green ULM 

Malcolm Williams Coastal Carolina 

Thomas Hennigan App. State 

Traveon Samuel (WR) Troy 

WR

Penny Hart Ga. State 

Deondre Douglas Troy 

Ryheem Malone Louisiana 

Omar Bayless Ark. State 

WR

Justin McInnis Ark. State 

Jamarius Way South Alabama 

RJ Turner ULM 

Damion Willis Troy 

TE

Ellis Richardson Ga. Southern 

Collin Reed App. State 

Chase Rogers Louisiana 

Keenan Barnes (WR) Louisiana 

C

Deontae Crumitie Troy 

Jacob Still Ark. State 

Noah Hannon App. State 

Trey Carter Coastal Carolina 

OL

Lanard Bonner Ark. State 

Aaron Brewer Texas State 

Hunter Atkinson Ga. State 

Shamarious Gilmore Ga. State 

OL

Kevin Dotson Louisiana 

Tristan Crowder Troy 

Brock Hoffman Coastal Carolina 

J.L. Gaston Troy 

OL

Noah Fisher South Alabama 

Kirk Kelley Troy 

Robert Hunt Louisiana 

Drew Wilson Ga. Southern 

OL

Victor Johnson App. State 

Curtis Rainey Ga. Southern 

Eastwood Thomas ULM 

Devin Jackson ULM 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

Ronheen Bingham Ark. State 

Marterious Allen Ga. State 

Riley Cole South Alabama 

Rocel McWilliams South Alabama 

DL

Joe Dillon Louisiana 

Raymond Johnson Ga. Southern 

Hunter Moreton Ark. State 

Dontae Wilson Ga. State 

DL

Logan Hunt Ga. Southern 

Myquon Stout App. State 

Ja'ree Tolbert Coastal Carolina 

Ishmael Davis Texas State 

DL

Trevon Sanders Troy 

Tyree Turner South Alabama 

Marcus Webb Troy 

Chase Middleton Ga. State 

LB

Anthony Flory App. State 

Tron Folsom Troy 

Bull Barge South Alabama 

Tomarcio Reese Ga. Southern 

LB

Hunter Reese Troy 

Frankie Griffin Texas State 

David Griffith ULM 

Darreon Jackson (S) Ark. State 

LB

Bryan London Texas State 

Michael Shaw Ga. State 

Silas Kelly Coastal Carolina 

Wesley Thompson (S) ULM 

CB

Clifton Duck App. State 

Tae Hayes App. State 

Marcus Jones Troy 

Anthony Chesley Coastal Carolina 

CB

Blace Brown Troy 

Monquavion Brinson Ga. Southern 

Jerome Smith Ga. State 

Darian Mills South Alabama 

S

Justin Clifton Ark. State 

B.J. Edmonds Ark. State 

Joshua Moon Ga. Southern 

Desmond Franklin App. State 

S

Cedarius Rookard Troy 

Nigel Lawrence South Alabama 

Fitz Wattley Coastal Carolina 

Will Sunderland Troy 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Gavin Patterson South Alabama 

Tyler Bass Ga. Southern 

Sawyer Williams Ark. State 

Stevie Artigue Louisiana 

P

Corliss Waitman South Alabama 

Cody Grace Ark. State 

Evan Rabon Coastal Carolina 

Xavier Subotsch App. State 

KR

Marcus Green ULM 

Marcus Jones Troy 

Raymond Calais Louisiana 

Ky'Jon Tyler Coastal Carolina 

PR

Marcus Jones Troy 

Marcus Green ULM 

Thomas Hennigan App. State 

Ryheem Malone Louisiana 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2018 All-Sun Belt Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Appalachian State

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Arkansas State

Offense: 3 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Coastal Carolina

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 3 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Georgia Southern

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Georgia State

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Louisiana

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 2 

South Alabama

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 2

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Texas State

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Troy

Offense: 1 Defense: 4 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 4 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 4 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

ULM

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Special Teams: 1

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Special Teams: 0

(Justice Hansen photo courtesy of Arkansas State Athetlics; Penny Hart photo courtesy of Ben Ennis/Georgia State Athetlics)