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2017 Southern Pigskin All-Sun Belt Team

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The Sun Belt top performers throughout 2017.

OFFENSE

 QB

Taylor Lamb, App State Led the conference in yards per play of total offense and passer rating.

 RB

Larry Rose III, New Mexico State First in the conference for combined rushing and receiving yards per game.

 RB

Jalin Moore, App State Most rushing yards per game in the Sun Belt.

 WR

Penny Hart, Georgia State Led the SBC in receiving yards per game.

 WR

Jaleel Scott, New Mexico State Second in receiving yards per game and touchdowns.

 WR

Alfonso Onunwor, Idaho Top three in receiving yards per game and scores.

 TE

Blake Mack, Arkansas State Led all Sun Belt tight ends in receiving and touchdowns.

 OT

Beau Nunn, App State Top ten, nationally, amongst tackles in pass blocking efficiency.

 OT

Jaypee Philbert, Arkansas State Trailed only Nunn in pass blocking efficiency, amongst Sun Belt tackles.

 OG

Colby Gossett, App State Allowed no sacks in 2017.

 OG

Frank Sutton Jr., Louisiana-Monroe Led arguably the best offensive line in the Sun Belt.

 C

Deontae Crumitie, Troy Gave up the least pressures per snap in the conference.

DEFENSE

 DE

Tee Sims, App State Led the nation in pressures per pass rush, for his position.

 DL

Aikeem Coleman, Idaho Second in TFLs and fourth in sacks for SBC defensive linemen.

 DT

Trevon Sanders, Troy Second in both run stop percentage and pass rush productivity amongst Sun Belt defensive tackles.

 EDGE

Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State Top ten in the country in tackles for loss, and second in sacks.

 LB

Kaden Elliss, Idaho Fourth amongst all FBS linebackers in TFLs.

 LB

Dalton Herrington, New Mexico State Leads the SBC in tackles.

 LB

Eric Boggs, App State Leads Sun Belt linebackers in passes defensed.

 CB

Clifton Duck, App State Tied for the conference lead in interceptions.

 CB

Blace Brown, Troy Second in the conference for passes defensed per game.

 CB

Monquavion Brinson, Georgia Southern First in the conference for passes defensed per game.

 S

Jeremy Reaves, South Alabama Third in the conference in tackles, second in forced fumbles, second in tackles for loss, amongst defensive backs.

 S

Kris Weatherspoon, Troy Arguably the most versatile defender in the conference.

SPECIAL TEAMS

 K

Tyler Bass, Georgia Southern Ranks in the top 15, nationally, in field goal value per kick, and top three in kickoff success rate.

 P

Corliss Waitman, South Alabama Highest yards per punt average in the conference.

 KR

Marcus Green, Louisiana-Monroe Tied for first in the country with four kick return scores.

 PR

Blaise Taylor, Arkansas State Leads the SBC in punt return average and touchdowns.

 AP

Glenn Smith, Georgia State The only Sun Belt player with at least 300 yards rushing, receiving, and returning, with more than four touchdowns.

Coach of the Year: Neal Brown, Troy

Offensive Player of the Year: Larry Rose III, New Mexico State

Defensive Player of the Year: Ja'Von Rolland-Jones, Arkansas State

Freshman of the Year: Marcus Jones, Troy