Sun Belt Football 2018 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the Sun Belt for 2018.

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.

 

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.

 

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)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 17:16

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