Sun Belt Football 2019 All-Conference Team

Athlon honors the best in the Sun Belt for 2019

The 2019 All-Sun Belt team is led by 16 selections from Troy, followed by Appalachian State and Louisiana with 15 apiece. Arkansas State isn't far behind the Mountaineers and Ragin' Cajuns, as coach Blake Anderson's team places 13 selections on the all-conference team. Texas State (11), Georgia Southern (11) and ULM (10) also reach the double-digit mark in total picks on the 2019 All-Sun Belt squad.

 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2019Now, 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 2019.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2019. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2019 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

Sun Belt Football 2019 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB Zac Thomas
App. State 
Caleb Evans
ULM 
Shai Werts
Ga. Southern 

Kaleb Barker

Troy 

RB Darrynton Evans
App. State 
Elijah Mitchell
Louisiana 
Raymond Calais
Louisiana 

Logan Wright

Ga. Southern 

RB B.J. Smith
Troy 
Marcel Murray
Ark. State 
CJ Marable
Coastal Carolina 

Marcus Williams

App. State   

AP Trey Ragas
Louisiana 
Tra Minter
South Alabama 
Wesley Kennedy 
Ga. Southern 

Jeremiah Haydel (WR)

Texas State 

WR Kirk Merritt
Ark. State 
Kawaan Baker
South Alabama 
Omar Bayless
Ark. State 

Tray Eafford

Troy 

WR Corey Sutton
App. State 
Ja'Marcus Bradley
Louisiana 
Cornelius McCoy
Ga. State 

Ky'Jon Tyler

Coastal Carolina 

TE Javonis Isaac
Ark. State 
Collin Reed
App. State 
Josh Pederson
ULM 

Xavier Brown (WR)

ULM 

C Noah Hannon
App. State 
Aaron Brewer
Texas State 
Cole Prudhomme
Louisiana 

Trey Carter

Coastal Carolina 

OL Robert Hunt
Louisiana 
Hunter Atkinson
Ga. State 
Tristan Crowder
Troy 

Ryan Neuzil

App. State 

OL Kevin Dotson
Louisiana 
T.J. Fialoa
ULM 
Brian Miller
Ga. Southern 

Eastwood Thomas

ULM 

OL Victor Johnson
App. State 
J.L. Gaston
Troy 
Bobby Reynolds
ULM  

Jacob Rowland

Texas State 

OL Kirk Kelley
Troy 
Shamarious Gilmore
Ga. State 
Jacob Still
Ark. State 

Austin Stidham

Troy 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL William Bradley-King
Ark. State 
Antione Barker
Troy 
Ishmael Davis
Texas State 

Ty Phillips

Ga. Southern 

DL Raymond Johnson III
Ga. Southern 
Jarvis Hayes
Troy 
Zi'Yon Hill
Louisiana 

Demetrius Taylor

App. State 

DL Forrest Merrill
Ark. State 
Bennie Higgins
Louisiana 
Kevin Thurmon
Ark. State 

Terry Thomas

Ga. State 

DL Tyree Turner
South Alabama 
Tarron Jackson
Coastal Carolina 
Larance Shaw
ULM 

Donald Louis

ULM 

LB Akeem Davis-Gaither
App. State 
Jacques Boudreaux
Louisiana 
Tajhea Chambers
Ark. State 

Silas Kelly

Coastal Carolina 

LB Bryan London II
Texas State 
Nikolas Daniels
Texas State 
Frankie Griffin
Texas State 

Cortez Sisco

ULM 

LB Carlton Martial
Troy 
Jordan Fehr
App. State 
Chauncey Manac
Louisiana 

Joe Dillon

Louisiana 

CB Monquavion Brinson
Ga. Southern 
Terence Dunlap
Troy 
Jarron Morris
Texas State 

Michael Jacquet

Louisiana  

CB Kindle Vildor
Ga. Southern 
Jerry Jacobs
Ark. State 
Corey Straughter
ULM 

Will Sunderland

Troy 

S Desmond Franklin
App. State 
Darreon Jackson
Ark. State 
B.J. Edmonds
Ark. State 

JaShon Waddy

Texas State 

S Josh Thomas
App. State 
Tyler Murray
Troy 
Anthony J. Taylor
Texas State 

Melvin Tyus

Troy 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K Tyler Bass
Ga. Southern 
Tyler Sumpter
Troy 
Massimo Biscardi
Coastal Carolina 

Stevie Artigue

Louisiana 

P Cody Grace
Ark. State 
Brandon Wright
Ga. State 
Tyler Sumpter
Troy 

Charles Ouverson

Coastal Carolina 

KR Raymond Calais
Louisiana 
Tra Minter
South Alabama 
Darrynton Evans
App. State 

Wesley Kennedy

Ga. Southern 

PR Hutch White
Texas State 
Wesley Kennedy 
Ga. Southern 
Thomas Hennigan
App. State 

Tra Minter

South Alabama 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2019 All-Sun Belt Team
  First Second Third Fourth

Appalachian State

Offense: 5

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 2

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Arkansas State

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Coastal Carolina

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Georgia State

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0 

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Georgia Southern

Offense: 0

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0
Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Louisiana

Offense: 3

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

South Alabama

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0 

Special Teams: 1

Texas State

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 4 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Troy

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 4

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 3

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

ULM

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

(Photo courtesy of Brad Kemp/RaginCajuns.com)

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