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Seven Bobcats receive All-Sun Belt recognition

Texas State Football
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Texas State senior linebackers Bryan London II and Nikolas Daniels and offensive lineman Aaron Brewer were each selected to an 2019 All-Sun Belt team, the conference announced on Wednesday.

London made his consecutive appearance on the all-conference’s First Team Defense after racking up 118 total tackles, one sack and one interception. The Converse native made the All-Sun Belt list all four of his seasons with the Bobcats, earning Honorable Mentions as a freshman and sophomore. London finished his career with 459 stops, breaking the all-time program record.

Brewer was named to the Second Team Offense, allowing three sacks and 14 hurries in 780 passing plays this year. Like London, Brewer received postseason recognition from the league every year of his career, picking up an Honorable Mention as a junior and being named to the all-conference Third Team his freshman and sophomore seasons. His last game with Texas State marked his 47th consecutive start with the team.

Daniels repeated as a member of the Third Team Defense. The senior for League City finished fifth in the league this season averaging 8.2 tackles per game. He also added 4.5 sacks and 11.0 tackles for a loss.

Four Bobcats also received All-Sun Belt Honorable Mentions in sophomore cornerback Jarron Morris, defensive tackle Caeveon Patton, senior wide receiver Hutch White and freshman cornerback Khambrail Winters. 

Morris tallied 63 total tackles this season and tied with senior safety JaShon Waddy with a team-high two interceptions. White was the maroon and gold’s top target, catching 67 receptions for 618 yards and two touchdowns. Patton brought down 61 ball-carriers, 2.0 of them for a loss. Winters started in nine games in his first season, breaking up four passes and recording 52 tackles.

The All-Sun Belt selections were voted on by the conference’s head coaches. Texas State finished the 2019 season at 3-9 overall and 2-6 in league play.

 

2019 Sun Belt Conference Postseason Awards

Player of the Year: Omar Bayless, Arkansas State (Senior, WR, Laurel, Miss.)
Offensive Player of the Year: Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State (Junior, RB, Oak Hill, Fla.)
Defensive Player of the Year: Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State (Senior, LB, Thomasville, N.C.)
Newcomer of the Year: Kaylon Geiger, Troy (Junior, WR, Fort Worth, Texas)
Freshman of the Year: Layne Hatcher, Arkansas State (Freshman, QB, Little Rock, Ark.)
Coach of the Year: Billy Napier, Louisiana
 
First Team Offense
Kaleb Barker, Troy (Senior, QB, Decatur, Ala.)
Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State (Junior, RB, Oak Hill, Fla.)
Tra Barnett, Georgia State (Senior, RB, Elberton, Ga.)
Omar Bayless, Arkansas State (Senior, WR, Laurel, Miss.)
Kirk Merritt, Arkansas State (Senior, WR, Destrehan, La.)
Kaylon Geiger, Troy (Junior, WR, Fort Worth, Texas)
Josh Pederson, ULM (Junior, TE, Morristown, N.J.)
Noah Hannon, Appalachian State (Junior, OL, Greer, S.C.)
Victor Johnson, Appalachian State (Senior, OL, North Augusta, S.C.)
Hunter Atkinson, Georgia State (Senior, OL, Flowery Branch, Ga.)
Kevin Dotson, Louisiana (Senior, OL, Plaquemine, La.)
Robert Hunt, Louisiana (Senior, OL, Burkeville, Texas)
 
First Team Defense
Demetrius Taylor, Appalachian State (Junior, DL, Miami, Fla.)
William Bradley-King, Arkansas State (Junior, DL, Kansas City, Mo.)
Tarron Jackson, Coastal Carolina (Junior, DL, Aiken, S.C.)
Raymond Johnson III, Georgia Southern (Junior, DL, Sumter, S.C.)
Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State (Senior, LB, Thomasville, N.C.)
Bryan London II, Texas State (Senior, LB, Converse, Texas)
Carlton Martial, Troy (Sophomore, LB, Mobile, Ala.)
Shaun Jolly, Appalachian State (Sophomore, DB, Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Darreon Jackson, Arkansas State (Senior, DB, Derby, Kan.)
Kindle Vildor, Georgia Southern (Senior, DB, College Park, Ga.)
Corey Straughter, ULM (Junior, DB, Monroe, La.)
Will Sunderland, Troy (Senior, DB, Midwest City, Okla.)
 
First Team Special Teams
Blake Grupe, Arkansas State (Sophomore, K, Sedalia, Mo.)
Cody Grace, Arkansas State (Senior, P, Perth, Western Australia)
Raymond Calais, Louisiana (Senior, RS, Breaux Bridge, La.)
Tra Minter, South Alabama (Senior, AP, Ellaville, Ga.)
 
Second Team Offense
Dan Ellington, Georgia State (Senior, QB, Olive Branch, Miss.)
Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana (Junior, RB, Erath, La.)
Josh Johnson, ULM (Junior, RB, Opelika, Ala.)
Thomas Hennigan, Appalachian State (Junior, WR, Greensboro, N.C.)
Corey Sutton, Appalachian State (Junior, WR, Cornelius, N.C.)
Ja'Marcus Bradley, Louisiana (Senior, WR, Ackerman, Miss.)
Aubry Payne, Georgia State (Junior, TE, Locust Grove, Ga.)
Cooper Hodges, Appalachian State (Freshman, OL, Glen St. Mary, Fla.)
Baer Hunter, Appalachian State (Junior, OL, Clemmons, N.C.)
Bobby Reynolds, ULM (Senior, OL, Keller, Texas)
Aaron Brewer, Texas State (Senior, OT, Dallas, Texas)
J.l. Gaston, Troy (Senior, OL, Monroeville, Ala.)
 
Second Team Defense
Kevin Thurmon, Arkansas State (Senior, DL, Chicago, Ill.)
Zi'Yon Hill, Louisiana (Sophomore, DL, New Iberia, La.)
Jeffery Whatley, South Alabama (Senior, DL, Midland City, Ala.)
Will Choloh, Troy (Sophomore, DL, Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Jordan Fehr, Appalachian State (Senior, LB, Charlotte, N.C.)
Rashad Byrd, Georgia Southern (Junior, LB, North Augusta, S.C.)
Joe Dillon, Louisiana (Junior, LB, Tylertown, Miss.)
Cortez Sisco, ULM (Senior, LB, Memphis, Tenn.)
Josh Thomas, Appalachian State (Senior, DB, Montgomery, Ala.)
B.J. Edmonds, Arkansas State (Senior, DB, Mobile, Ala.)
Chandler Kryst, Coastal Carolina (Senior, DB, Tega Cay, S.C.)
Michael Jacquet III, Louisiana (Senior, DB, Beaumont, Texas)
 
Second Team Special Teams
Tyler Bass, Georgia Southern (Senior, K, Irmo, S.C.)
Rhys Byrns, Louisiana (Sophomore, P, Melbourne, Australia)
Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State (Junior, AP, Oak Hill, Fla.)
Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State (Junior, RS, Oak Hill, Fla.)
 
Third Team Offense
Zac Thomas, Appalachian State (Junior, QB, Trussville, Ala.)
Raymond Calais, Louisiana (Senior, RB, Breaux Bridge, La.)
Trey Ragas, Louisiana (Junior, RB, New Orleans, La.)
Jonathan Adams, Arkansas State (Junior, WR, Jonesboro, Ark.)
Cornelius McCoy, Georgia State (Sophomore, WR, Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
Reggie Todd, Troy (Junior, WR, Mobile, Ala.)
Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina (Sophomore, TE, Maiden, Mass.)
Jarrett Horst, Arkansas State (Sophomore, OL, Middleton, Wis.)
Jacob Still, Arkansas State (Junior, OL, Collierville, Tenn.)
Trey Carter, Coastal Carolina (Junior, OL, Monroeville, Ala.)
Shamarious Gilmore, Georgia State (Junior, OL, Riverdale, Ga.)
Kirk Kelley, Troy (Senior, OL, Marrero, La.)
 
Third Team Defense
E.J. Scott, Appalachian State (Senior, DL, Farmville, N.C.)
C.J. Brewer, Coastal Carolina (Junior, DL, Bowdon, Ga.)
Sterling Johnson, Coastal Carolina (Senior, DL, Clayton, N.C.)
Donald Louis, ULM (Senior, DL, Monroe, La.)
Marcus Webb, Troy (Senior, DL, Decatur, Ala.)
Tajhea Chambers, Arkansas State (Junior, LB, Gordon, Ga.)
Teddy Gallagher, Coastal Carolina (Junior, LB, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Nikolas Daniels, Texas State (Senior, LB, League City, Texas)
Desmond Franklin, Appalachian State (Senior, DB, Inverness, Fla.)
Monquavion Brinson, Georgia Southern (Senior, DB, Atlanta, Ga.)
Kenderick Duncan Jr., Georgia Southern (Sophomore, DB, Stockbridge, Ga.)
Travis Reed, South Alabama (Senior, DB, Meridian, Miss.)
 
Third Team Special Teams
Stevie Artigue, Louisiana (Senior, K, Lafayette, La.)
Tyler Sumpter, Troy (Junior, P, Hoover, Ala.)
Reggie Todd, Troy (Junior, RS, Mobile, Ala.)
Raymond Calais, Louisiana (Senior, AP, Breaux Bridge, La.)
 
All-Sun Belt Conference Honorable Mention
Noel Cook, Appalachian State (Senior, LB, Reidsville, N.C.)
Ryan Neuzil, Appalachian State (Junior, OL, Bradenton, Fla.)
Marcus Williams Jr., Appalachian State (Junior, RB, Rocky Mount, N.C.)
Malik Williams, Appalachian State (Junior, WR, Chester, S.C.)
Caleb Bonner, Arkansas State (Junior, LB, Reform, Ala.)
Andre Harris Jr., Arkansas State (Sophomore, OL, Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Marcel Murray, Arkansas State (Sophomore, RB, Hiram, Ga.)
Ivory Scott, Arkansas State (Junior, OL, Kenner, La.)
Shadell Bell, Coastal Carolina (RS-Senior, TE, Decatur, Ga.)
Jaivon Heiligh, Coastal Carolina (Sophomore, WR, Venice, Fla.)
Ethan Howard, Coastal Carolina (RS-Senior, OL, Brookwood, Ala)
CJ Marable, Coastal Carolina (Junior, RB, Decatur, Ga.)
Shai Werts, Georgia Southern (RS-Junior, QB, Clinton, S.C.)
Wesley Kennedy III, Georgia Southern (Junior, RB, Savannah, Ga.)
J.D. King, Georgia Southern (Junior, RB, Fitzgerald, Ga.)
Reynard Ellis, Georgia Southern (RS-Sophomore, LB, Birmingham, Ala.)
Roger Carter, Georgia State (Junior, TE, Columbia, S.C.)
Malik Sumter, Georgia State (RS-Sophomore, C, Irmo, S.C.)
Hardrick Willis, Georgia State (RS-Sophomore, DE, Jonesboro, Ga.)
Dontae Wilson, Georgia State (Junior, NG, Jefferson, Ga.)
Jacques Boudreaux, Louisiana (Senior, LB, New Orleans, La.)
Jarrod Jackson, Louisiana RS-Senior, WR, Reserve, La.)
Chauncey Manac, Louisiana RS-Junior, LB, Homerville, Ga.)
Nick Ralston, Louisiana (Graduate Transfer, TE, Argyle, Texas)
Caleb Evans, ULM (Senior, QB, Mansfield, Texas)
Markis McCray, ULM (Fifth-Year Senior, WR, Euless, Texas)
Larance Shaw, ULM (Senior, DL, Fort Worth, Texas)
Eastwood Thomas, ULM (Fifth-Year Senior, OL, Jackson, Ala.)
Kawaan Baker, South Alabama (Junior, WR, Atlanta, Ga.)
Sean Brown, South Alabama (Senior, DL, Pleasant Grove, Ala.)
Riley Cole, South Alabama (Junior, LB, Oneonta, Ala.)
Jacob Shoemaker, South Alabama (Junior, OL, Gulfport, Miss.)
Jarron Morris, Texas State (Sophomore, CB, Orange, Texas)
Caeveon Patton, Texas State (Junior, DT, Cuero, Texas)
Hutch White, Texas State (Senior, WR, Kerrville, Texas)
Khambrail Winters, Texas State (Freshman, CB, Houston, Texas)
Dylan Bradshaw, Troy (Junior, OL, Enterprise, Ala.)
Khalil McClain, Troy (Junior, WR, Fairburn, Ga.)
Dell Pettus, Troy (Freshman, DB, Harvest, Ala.)
Austin Stidham, Troy (RS-Sophomore, OL, Russellville, Ala.)

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