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2016 CFN All-Sun Belt Team & Top Ten Players

2016 CollegeFootballNews.com All-Sun Belt Team & Top 10 Players


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2016 CFN Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year

RB Jordan Chunn, Jr. Troy : What more do you want the guy to do? He was one of the top runners in the Sun Belt with 1,232 yards and 13 scores, was a solid receiver with 29 catches, and carried the offense at times with backfield mate QB Brandon Silvers wasn’t on. He was the go-to man time and again.

2016 CFN All-Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year

DE Chris Odom, Sr. Arkansas State : It was a great year for Sun Belt pass rushers, with teammate Ja’Von Rolland-Jones and South Alabama’s Randy Allen dominant as well, but Odom was the best of the bunch with his league-leading 12.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. He might have taken turns with Rolland-Jones, but he did a wee bit more.

2016 CFN Ten Best Sun Belt Players

1. DE Chris Odom, Sr. Arkansas State
2. RB Jordan Chunn, Jr. Troy
3. QB Brandon Silvers, Jr. Troy
4. DE Randy Allen, Sr. South Alabama
5. RB Jalin Moore, Soph. Appalachian State
6. DE Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Jr. Arkansas State
7. P/PK Austin Rehkow, Sr. Idaho
8. RB Elijah McGuire, Sr. Louisiana-Lafayette
9. LB Rodney Butler, Sr. New Mexico State
10. C Parker Collins, Sr. Appalachian State

2016 CFN All-Sun Belt Offense

QB – Brandon Silvers, Jr. Troy

269-of-419 for 2,945 yards and 22 touchdowns with ten interceptions, ran for 123 yards and four scores

RB – Jordan Chunn, Jr. Troy

259 carries for 1,232 yards and 13 touchdowns – 4.8 average – and 29 catches for 225 yards

RB – Jalin Moore, Soph. Appalachian State

221 carries for 1,367 yards and ten touchdowns – 6.2 average – and five catches for 32 yards

WR – Robert Davis, Sr. Georgia State

67 catches for 968 yards and five touchdowns

WR – Emanuel Thompson, Jr. Troy

72 catches for 737 yards and five touchdowns

TE – Gerard Everett, Sr. South Alabama

49 catches for 717 yards and four touchdowns

OL – Parker Collins, Sr. Appalachian State (C)

Leader in the middle of the Sun Belt’s best running game. The Mountaineers were the only Sun Belt team to run for over five yards per carry, averaging 5.6 yards per pop.

OL – Jemar Clark, Sr. Arkansas State

The ASU running game was just okay, but the 6-6, 306-pound veteran was a rock at left tackle.

OL – Antonio Garcia, Sr. Troy (OT)

The Trojans allowed just seven sacks all year. The star at left tackle was the best blocker in the Sun Belt for the best all-around line.

OL – Colby Gossett, Jr. Appalachian State (OG)

The big-time run blocker on the ASU interior, he combined with tackle Beau Nunn to dominate on the right side.

OL – Andy Kwon, Sr. Georgia Southern (C)

It wasn’t the dominant Georgia Southern running game of the past, but the 6-2, 300-pound veteran was a technician of a quarterback for the offensive front.

2016 CFN All-Sun Belt Defense

DL – Randy Allen, Sr. South Alabama

64 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles

DL – Rashad Dillard, Sr. Troy

36 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, one interception

DL – Chris Odom, Sr. Arkansas State

52 tackles, 12.5 sacks (Sun Belt leader), 17.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles

DL – Ja’Von Rolland-Jones, Jr. Arkansas State

53 tackles, 11 sacks, 19 tackles for loss

LB – Ironhead Gallon, Sr. Georgia Southern

102 tackles, six tackles for loss, six broken up passes, one forced fumble

LB – Rodney Butler, Sr. New Mexico State

165 tackles, eight tackles for loss, one interception, three forced fumbles

LB – Bryan London, Fr. Texas State

141 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles

DB – Clifton Duck, Fr. Appalachian State

54 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, eight broken up passes

DB – Money Hunter, Sr. Arkansas State

73 tackles, one interception (for a score), three broken up passes

DB – Jayshawn Jordan, Sr. Idaho

87 tackles, five interceptions, six broken up passes

DB – Jeremy Reaves, Jr. South Alabama

77 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, seven broken up passes, two forced fumbles

2016 CFN All-Sun Belt Special Teams

PK – Younghoe Koo, Sr. Georgia Southern

19-of-20 field goals, 28-of-29 extra points

P – Steven Coutts, Sr. Louisiana-Lafayette

58 punts, 44.4-yard average, 19 inside 20, four touchbacks, 30 fair catches

KR – Jabir Frye, Fr. Troy

20 returns, 27.9-yard average, one score

PR – Brandon McDowell, Jr. Texas State

16 returns, 10.06-yard average