Sun Belt Postseason Awards are Here!

On Wednesday, the Sun Belt announced that Red Wolves defensive end Ja’Von Rolland-Jones won 2016 Sun Belt Player of the Year. Rolland-Jones was second in the Sun Belt with 11.5 sacks and added 18.5 tackles for a loss. Along with fellow Red Wolves defensive end (and SBC first teamer) Chris Odom, Rolland-Jones led a monster squad that finished 13th in the nation for team sacks and 2nd for tackles-for-a-loss.

Player of the Year: Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, DE, Arkansas State

Offensive Player of the Year: Jalin Moore, RB, Appalachian State

Defensive Player of the Year: Rashad Dillard, DL, Troy

Freshman of the Year: Clifton Duck, DB, Appalachian Sate

Newcomer of the Year: Aikeem Coleman, DL, Idaho

Coach of the Year: Paul Petrino, Idaho

Sun Belt First Team Offense

Name School Year Pos
Brandon Silvers Troy Jr. QB
Jalin Moore Appalachian State So. RB
Jordan Chunn Troy Jr. RB
Robert Davis Georgia State Sr. WR
Al Riles Louisiana Sr. WR
Emanuel Thompson Troy Jr. WR
Gerald Everett South Alabama Sr. TE
Parker Collins Appalachian State Sr. OL
Colby Gossett Appalachian State Jr. OL
Jemar Clark Arkansas State Sr. OL
Andy Kwon Georgia Southern Sr. OL
Antonio Garcia Troy Sr. OL

Sun Belt First Team Defense

Chris Odom Arkansas State Sr. DL
Ja’Von Rolland-Jones Arkansas State Jr. DL
Randy Allen South Alabama Sr. DL
Rashad Dillard Troy Sr. DL
Ironhead Gallon Georgia Southern Sr. LB
Otha Peters Louisiana Sr. LB
Rodney Butler New Mexico State Sr. LB
Clifton Duck Appalachian State Fr. DB
Mondo Williams Appalachian State Sr. DB
Money Hunter Arkansas State Sr. DB
Bobby Baker Georgia State Sr. DB
Jeremy Reaves South Alabama Jr. DB

 Sun Belt First Team Special

Younghoe Koo Georgia Southern Sr. PK
Austin Rehkow Idaho Sr. P
Jabir Frye Troy Fr. RS
Jordan Chunn Troy Jr. AP

Sun Belt Second Team Offense

Matt Linehan Idaho Jr. QB
Marcus Cox Appalachian State Sr. RB
Elijah McGuire Louisiana Sr. RB
Shaedon Meadors Appalachian State Jr. WR
Josh Magee South Alabama Sr. WR
Deondre Douglas Troy So. WR
Blake Mack Arkansas State Jr. TE
Beau Nunn Appalachian State Sr. OL
Colton Jackson Arkansas State Sr. OL
Steve Matlock Idaho Sr. OL
Jeff Savage ULM Sr. OL
Tyler Lassiter Troy Sr. OL

Sun Belt Second Team Defense

Dezmin Reed Appalachian State Sr. DL
Tee Sims Appalachian State Jr. DL
Aikeem Coleman Idaho Jr. DL
Tueni Lupeamanu Idaho Sr. DL
Joe Dillon Louisiana Fr. DL
Eric Boggs Appalachian State Jr. LB
Kennan Gilchrist Appalachian State Sr. LB
Xavier Woodson-Luster Arkansas State Sr. LB
Cody Brown Arkansas State Sr. DB
Justin Clifton Arkansas State So. DB
Jaden Wright New Mexico State Jr. DB
Jalen Rountree Troy Sr. DB

Sun Belt Second Team Special

Austin Rehkow Idaho Sr. PK
Brandon McKee South Alabama Sr. P
Blaise Taylor Arkansas State Jr. RS
Warren Wand Arkansas State So. AP

Sun Belt Honorable Mentions

Barrett Burns (Appalachian State, Sr., TE)
A.J. Howard (Appalachian State, So. DB)
Taylor Lamb (Appalachian State, Jr., QB)
Myquon Stout (Appalachian State, So,. DL)
Justice Hansen (Arkansas State, So., QB)
Chris Humes (Arkansas State, Sr., DB)
Waylon Roberson (Arkansas State, Sr., DL)
Kendall Sanders (Arkansas State, Sr. WR)
Kevin Ellison (Georgia Southern, DB, Sr., QB)
Darius Jones, Jr. (Georgia Southern, Sr., CB)
Ukeme Eligwe (Georgia Southern, Jr., LB)
BJ Johnson III (Georgia Southern, Sr., WR)
Shawanye Lawrence (Georgia State, Sr., DL)
Alonzo McGee (Georgia State, Sr., LB)
Keith Rucker (Georgia State, Sr., TE)
Chandon Sullivan (Georgia State, Jr., DB)
Trent Cowan (Idaho, Sr., TE)
Kaden Elliss (Idaho, So., LB)
Tony Lashley (Idaho, So., LB)
Jordan Rose (Idaho, Jr., OL)
Keenan Barnes (Louisiana, So., WR)
Karmichael Dunbar (Louisiana, Sr., DL)
Eddie Gordon (Louisiana, Sr., OL)
Tre’maine Lightfoot (Louisiana, Sr., LB)
Justin Backus (ULM, Sr., DB)
David Griffith (ULM, So., LB)
Ajalen Holley (ULM, Sr., WR)
Frank Sutton, Jr. (ULM, Jr., OL)
Kourtland Busby (New Mexico State, Jr., DL)
Greg Hogan (New Mexico State, RJr., WR)
Anthony McMeans (New Mexico State, Sr., OL)
Tyler Rogers (New Mexico State, Sr., QB)
Roman Buchanan (South Alabama, Sr., LB)
Kalen Jackson (South Alabama, Sr., DB)
Xavier Johnson (South Alabama, Jr., RB/RS)
Kevin Kutchera (South Alabama, Sr., WR)
Ryan Kay (Troy, Sr., PK)
William Lloyd (Troy, Sr., LB)
Kamryn Melton (Troy, Jr., DB)
Baron Poole (Troy, Jr., DL)
Aaron Brewer (Texas State, Fr., OL)
Bryan London (Texas State, RS Fr., LB)
Gabe Loyd (Texas State, Jr., LB)
Jordan Mittie (Texas State, RS Fr., DE)

Sun Belt Conference Newcomer Team
Vic Johnson (Appalachian State, Fr., OL)
Kyle Wilson (Arkansas State, Jr., LB)
Ukeme Eligwe (Georgia Southern, Jr., LB)
Conner Manning (Georgia State, Jr., QB)
Noah Johnson (Idaho, Fr., OL)
Kevin Dotson (Louisiana, Fr., OL)
Dayton Balvantz (ULM, Sr., P)
Sage Doxtater (New Mexico State, Fr., OL)
Kris Weatherspoon (Troy, Jr., DB)
Darrell Songy (South Alabama, Jr., LB)
Bryan London (Texas State, RS Fr., LB)

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