Seven Bobcats earn All-Sun Belt recognition

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Texas State Football

Texas State senior tight end Gabe Schrade was named to the All-Sun Belt second team, while junior linebacker Frankie Griffin and sophomore offensive lineman Aaron Brewer were placed on the All-Conference third team, the Sun Belt announced Wednesday.

Senior linebacker Gabe Loyd, senior wide receiver Elijah King, sophomore linebacker Bryan London II and sophomore defensive lineman Jordan Mittie received All-Sun Belt honorable mentions.

Schrade completed his senior season with 287 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 20 receptions. The Deland, Florida native started all 12 games for Texas State.

Brewer played all 894 offensive snaps for the Bobcats. The offensive lineman from Dallas played three different positions in 2017 He led Texas State with 75 knockdown blocks.

Griffin, a Spring native, started all 12 games and led the team in tackles for loss with 11. He had four sacks during the 2017 campaign, which was second on the team. Griffin had 74 total tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Loyd had a team-high five sacks, was the team’s second-leading tackler with 83 and had 10 tackles for loss, while starting all 12 games for the Bobcats.

King was the team’s leading receiver. The Ashland, Kentucky native hauled in 52 receptions for 750 yards and three touchdowns.

London, the sophomore linebacker from Converse, started all 12 games and had a team-high 91 total tackles, which marked the second season where he led the team in tackles. He also added 3.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups and two forced fumbles.

Mittie, an Aledo native, played two positions for Texas State during the 2017 season. He finished second on the team in sacks with four. He had 52 total tackles and three tackles for loss.

The Sun Belt also announced that Arkansas State redshirt-senior defensive lineman Ja’Von Rolland-Jones was the conference’s Player of the Year. Red Wolves junior quarterback Justice Hansen earned Offensive Player of the Year Honors. South Alabama senior defensive back Jeremy Reaves was named Defensive Player of the Year. New Mexico State junior defensive back Ron LaForce received Newcomer of the Year. Troy freshman cornerback Marcus Jones was named Freshman of the year. Trojan head coach Neal Brown received Coach of the Year.

All-Sun Belt First Team Offense
Justice Hansen (Arkansas State, QB, Jr.)
Jalin Moore (Appalachian State, RB, Jr.)
Aaron Duckworth (Idaho, RB, Sr.)
Ike Lewis (Appalachian State, WR, Sr.)
Penny Hart (Georgia State, WR, RS-So.)
Jaleel Scott (New Mexico State, WR, RS-Sr.)
Blake Mack (Arkansas State, TE, Sr.)
Colby Gossett (Appalachian State, OL, Sr.)
Beau Nunn (Appalachian State, OL, Sr.)
Victor Johnson (Appalachian State, OL, So.)
Lanard Bonner (Arkansas State, OL, RS-Jr.)
Steven Rowzee (Troy, OL, Sr.)

All-Sun Belt First Team Defense
Tee Sims (Appalachian State, DL, Sr.)
Ja’Von Rolland-Jones (Arkansas State, DL, RS-Sr.)
Aikeem Coleman (Idaho, DL, Sr.)
Cedric Wilcots II (New Mexico State, DL, RS-So.)
Hunter Reese (Troy, DL, Jr.)
Eric Boggs (Appalachian State, LB, Sr.)
Tony Lashley (Idaho, LB, Jr.)
Dalton Herrington (New Mexico State, LB, Sr.)
Clifton Duck (Appalachian State, DB, So.)
Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State, DB, Sr.)
Jeremy Reaves (South Alabama, DB, Sr.)
Blace Brown (Troy, DB, Jr.)

All-Sun Belt First Team Special Teams
Gavin Patterson (South Alabama, PK, Jr.)
Corliss Waitman (South Alabama, P, Jr.)
Marcus Green (ULM, Return Specialist, Jr.)
Marcus Green (ULM, All-Purpose, Jr.)

All-Sun Belt Second Team Offense
Taylor Lamb (Appalachian State, QB, Sr.)
Larry Rose III (New Mexico State, RB, Sr.)
Jordan Chunn (Troy, RB, Sr.)
Chris Murray (Arkansas State, WR, Sr.)
Jamarius Way (South Alabama, WR, Jr.)
Deondre Douglas (Troy, WR, Jr.)
Gabe Schrade (Texas State, TE, Sr.)
Noah Johnson (Idaho, OL, So.)
Kevin Dotson (Louisiana, OL, So.)
Noah Fisher (South Alabama, OL, Jr.)
Deontae Crumitie (Troy, OL, Jr.)
Tristan Crowder (Troy, OL, So.)

All-Sun Belt Second Team Defense
Ronheen Bingham (Arkansas State, DL, Jr.)
Logan Hunt (Georgia Southern, DL, Jr.)
Jamal Stadom (Troy, DL, Sr.)
Trevon Sanders (Troy, DL, Jr.)
Kyle Wilson (Arkansas State, LB, Sr.)
Shane Johnson (Coastal Carolina, LB, Sr.)
Kaden Elliss (Idaho, LB, Jr.)
Tron Folsom (Troy, LB, So.)
Tae Hayes (Appalachian State, DB, Jr.)
Justin Clifton (Arkansas State, DB, Jr.)
Monquavion Brinson (Georgia Southern, DB, So.)
Ron LaForce (New Mexico State, DB, Jr.)

All-Sun Belt Second Team Special Teams
Tyler Bass (Georgia Southern, PK, RS-So.)
Cade Coffey (Idaho, P, RS-Fr.)
Marcus Jones (Troy, Return Specialist, Fr.)
Marcus Jones (Troy, All-Purpose, Fr.)

All-Sun Belt Third Team Offense
Tyler Rogers (New Mexico State, QB, RS-Sr.)
Osharmar Abercrombie (Coastal Carolina, RB, Sr.)
Trey Ragas (Louisiana, RB, RS-Fr.)
Justin McInnis (Arkansas State, WR, Jr.)
Malcolm Williams (Coastal Carolina, WR, Jr.)
RJ Turner (ULM, WR, So.)
Chase Rogers (Louisiana, TE, Fr.)
Jaypee Philbert (Arkansas State, OL, Sr.)
Grant Horst (Louisiana, OL, Sr.)
Frank Sutton (ULM, OL, Sr.)
Aaron Brewer (Texas State, OL, So.)
Kirk Kelley (Troy, OL, So.)

All-Sun Belt Third Team Defense
Caleb Fuller (Appalachian State, DL, Sr.)
Caleb Caston (Arkansas State, DL, Sr.)
Marterious Allen (Georgia State, DL, Jr.)
Joe Dillon (Louisiana, DL, So.)
Devan Stringer (Appalachian State, LB, Sr.)
Michael Shaw (Georgia State, LB, RS-Jr.)
Frankie Griffin (Texas State, LB, Jr.)
A.J. Howard (Appalachian State, DB, Sr.)
Chandon Sullivan (Georgia State, DB, Sr.)
Tracy Walker (Louisiana, DB, Sr.)
Shamad Lomax (New Mexico State, DB, So.)
Cedarius Rookard (Troy, DB, Jr.)

All-Sun Belt Third Team Special Teams
Sawyer Williams (Arkansas State, PK, RS-So.)
Cody Grace (Arkansas State, P, RS-So.)
Blaise Taylor (Arkansas State, Return Specialist, Sr.)
Glenn Smith (Georgia State, All-Purpose, Sr.)

All-Sun Belt Conference Honorable Mention
Anthony Flory (Appalachian State, LB, Jr.)
Thomas Hennigan (Appalachian State, WR, Fr.)
Collin Reed (Appalachian State, TE, So.)
Myquon Stout (Appalachian State, DL, Jr.)
Omar Bayless (Arkansas State, WR, So.)
BJ Edmonds (Arkansas State, DB, So.)
Dee Liner (Arkansas State, DL, Sr.)
Jacob Still (Arkansas State, OL, Fr.)
Trey Carter (Coastal Carolina, OL, RS-Fr.)
Chris Jones (Coastal Carolina, WR, Sr.)
Silas Kelly (Coastal Carolina, LB, RS-Fr.)
Evan Rabon (Coastal Carolina, P, Jr.)
Wesley Fields (Georgia Southern, RB, Jr.)
Raymond Johnson III (Georgia Southern, DL, Fr.)
Curtis Rainey (Georgia Southern, OL, Jr.)
Shai Werts (Georgia Southern, QB, RS-Fr.)
Shamarious Gilmore (Georgia State, OL, RS-Fr.)
Julien Laurent (Georgia State, DL, RS-Sr.)
Connor Manning (Georgia State, QB, RS-Sr.)
Bryan Williams (Georgia State, DB, RS-Sr.)
Arie Anderson (Idaho, DL, Sr.)
Ed Hall (Idaho, LB, Jr.)
Leonard Hazewood (Idaho, LB, Sr.)
Alfonso Onunwor (Idaho, WR, Sr.)
Ja’Marcus Bradley (Louisiana, WR, So.)
Raynard Ford (Louisiana, TE, Sr.)
Taboris Lee (Louisiana, DL, Sr.)
Kevon Perry (Louisiana, DL, Sr.)
Caleb Evans (ULM, QB, So.)
David Griffith (ULM, LB, Jr.)
Caleb Tucker (ULM, DL, RS-Sr.)
Brian Williams (ULM, WR, Sr.)
OJ Clark (New Mexico State, WR, RS-So.)
Terrill Hanks (New Mexico State, LB, Jr.)
Roy Lopez (New Mexico State, DL, So.)
Anthony Muse (New Mexico State, WR, RS-So.)
Bull Barge (South Alabama, LB, Jr.)
Nigel Lawrence (South Alabama, DB, Jr.)
Finessé Middleton (South Alabama, DL, Sr.)
Darrell Songy (South Alabama, LB, Sr.)
Elijah King (Texas State, WR, Sr.)
Bryan London II (Texas State, LB, So.)
Gabe Loyd (Texas State, LB, Sr.)
Jordan Mittie (Texas State, DL, So.)

Antione Barker (Troy, DL, So.)
Brandon Silvers (Troy, QB, Sr.)
Marcus Webb (Troy, DL, So.)
Damion Willis (Troy, WR, Jr.)

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