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2016 CFN Preseason All-Sun Belt Team & Top 25 Players

Previews & Breakdowns of Every Sun Belt Team

2016 CFN Preseason Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year

RB Larry Rose III, Jr. New Mexico State

It was almost impossible to find a silver lining in the 2015 New Mexico State season, but the 5-11, 184-pound Rose was it with 1,651 rushing yards and 14 scores as one of the nation’s most dangerous weapons. Really quick and really tough whenever he has the ball in his hands, he can be a workhorse, a receiver, and a dominant force who’ll once again do whatever he can to carry the Aggies.

2016 CFN Preseason Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year

DE Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Jr. Arkansas State

Could he stay in one piece? That was the one big question coming into last year after missing time early on in his career with a knee problem. He might not be all that big at 6-2 and 231 pounds, but he’s a blur off the ball into the backfield coming up with 8.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. While he’s had a little bit of a back problem this offseason, it’s not supposed to be an issue – he’ll be a force again behind the line.

2016 CFN Preseason All-Sun Belt Team

Offense 2016 CFN Preseason
Top 25 Sun Belt Players
QB – Taylor Lamb, Jr. App State 1. RB Larry Rose III, Jr. NMSU
RB – Marcus Cox, Sr. App State 2. RB Marcus Cox, Sr. App State
RB – Larry Rose III, Jr. NMSU 3. DE Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Jr. Ark St
WR – Robert Davis, Sr. Georgia State 4. RB Elijah McGuire, Sr.. ULL
WR – Penny Hart, Soph. Georgia St 5. RB Matt Breida, Sr. Georgia Southern
TE – Gerald Everett, Sr. So Alabama 6. P/PK Austin Rehkow, Sr. Idaho
OL – Jemar Clark, Sr. Ark State 7. WR Penny Hart, Soph. Georgia State
OL – Parker Collins, Sr. App State 8. LB John Law, Sr. App State
OL – Jeremiah Culbreth, Soph. Ga So 9. LB Eric Boggs, Jr. App State
OL – Colton Jackson, Sr. Ark State 10. QB Taylor Lamb, Jr. App State
OL – Ryan Melton, Sr. Texas State 11. OT Jemar Clark, Sr. Ark State
12. CB Latrell Gibbs, Jr. App State
Defense 13. QB Tyler Jones, Sr. Texas State
DL – Bernard Dawson, Sr. Ga South 14. WR Robert Davis, Sr. Georgia State
DL – Rashad Dillard, Sr. Troy 15. OG Colton Jackson, Sr. Ark State
DL – Jay Ellison, Sr. Ga Southern 16. QB Matt Linehan, Jr. Idaho
DL – Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Jr. ArkSt 17. QB Kevin Ellison, Sr. Ga Southern
LB – Eric Boggs, Jr. App State 18. TE Gerald Everett, Sr. South Alabama
LB – John Law, Sr. App State 19. DE Bernard Dawson, Sr. Ga Southern
LB – X. Woodson-Luster, Sr. Ark St 20. LB X. Woodson-Luster, Sr. Ark St
DB – Cody Brown, Sr. Ark State 21. TE Keith Rucker, Sr. Georgia State
DB – Savion Brown, Sr. ULL 22. QB Favian Upshaw, Sr. Ga Southern
DB – Latrell Gibbs, Jr. App State 23. SS Cody Brown, Sr. Arkansas State
DB – Jeremy Reaves, Jr. So Alabama 24. DT Jay Ellison, Sr. Georgia Southern
25. CB Savion Brown, Sr. ULL
2016 CFN Preseason
All-Sun Belt Special Teams
PK – Austin Rehkow, Sr. Idaho
P – Austin Rehkow, Sr. Idaho
KR – Xavier Johnson, Jr. So Alabama
PR – Blaise Taylor, Jr. Ark State