Preseason All-Sun Belt teams headlined by Larry Rose III, John Law

The Sun Belt isn’t always the most competitive conference in the world of college football, but they have certainly had their share of success in the past. They should have some success this year and they released their preseason all-conference teams on Friday.

The first team offense is headlined by talented players like running backs Larry Rose III and Matt Breida, quarterback Taylor Lamb and wide receiver Penny Hart. On the defense, players like linebackers John Law and Xavier Woodson-Luster and defensive linemen Waylon Roberson and Jay Ellison.

Rose, who was named to the 2015 First Team, was named Preseason Offensive Player of the Year after he rushed for a league-leading 1,657 yards and 14 touchdowns. Law was named Preseason Defensive Player of the Year after recording 72 tackles, 10 for loss, four sacks and two interceptions.

Arkansas State led the selections with 12 total players on the first and second teams. Georgia Southern and Appalachian State each placed four on the All-Sun Belt First Team.

The full team can be seen below:

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Larry Rose III (New Mexico State, RB, Jr., Communications)
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: John Law (Appalachian State, LB, Sr., Health Promotion)

* – named to 2015 Preseason Teams
^ – named to 2015 All-Sun Belt First Team
# – named to 2015 All-Sun Belt Second Team
! – named to 2015 All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention Team

First Team Offense
Name School Pos Year Major
Taylor Lamb ! Appalachian State QB Jr. Physical Education
Matt Breida *^ Georgia Southern RB Sr. Accounting
Larry Rose III ^ New Mexico State RB Jr. Communications
Dijon Paschal ! Arkansas State WR Jr. Sport Management
Robert Davis ^ Georgia State WR Jr. Interdisciplinary Studies
Penny Hart ^ Georgia State WR So. Exercise Science
Gerald Everett ^ South Alabama TE Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies
Parker Collins # Appalachian State OL Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies
Jemar Clark ^ Arkansas State OL Sr. General Studies
Colton Jackson *^ Arkansas State OL Sr. General Studies
Andy Kwon # Georgia Southern OL Sr. Sport Management
Antonio Garcia ! Troy OL Sr. Post Graduate-Criminal Justice
First Team Defense
Waylon Roberson Arkansas State DL Sr. General Studies
Ja’Von Rolland-Jones *^ Arkansas State DL Jr. Sport Management
Bernard Dawson # Georgia Southern DL Sr. Information Technology
Jay Ellison *# Georgia Southern DL Sr. General Studies
Rashad Dillard Troy DL Sr. Psychology
Eric Boggs # Appalachian State LB Jr. Physical Education
John Law *^ Appalachian State LB Sr. Health Promotion
Xavier Woodson-Luster *# Arkansas State LB Sr. Sport Management
Cody Brown # Arkansas State DB Sr. Communication Studies
Bobby Baker Georgia State DB Sr. Speech
Savion Brown # UL Lafayette DB Sr. General Studies
Jeremy Reaves # South Alabama DB Jr. Sports and Recreation Management
First Team Special Teams
Austin Rehkow *^ Idaho P Sr. Exercise Science and Health
Austin Rehkow # Idaho PK Sr. Exercise Science and Health
Blaise Taylor * Arkansas State RS Jr. Business Administration
Second Team Offense
Matt Linehan ! Idaho QB Jr. Broadcast and Digital Media
Marcus Cox *# Appalachian State RB Sr. Management
Elijah McGuire *! UL Lafayette RB Sr. General Studies
Callen Hightower Idaho WR Sr. General Studies
AJalen Holley * UL Monroe WR Sr. Kinesiology
Josh Magee South Alabama WR Sr. Communication
Keith Rucker # Georgia State TE Sr. Speech
Colby Gossett Appalachian State OL Jr. Management
Devin Mondie Arkansas State OL Sr. Communication Studies
Anthony McMeans ! New Mexico State OL Sr. Individualized Studies
Curtis Williams South Alabama OL Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies
Ryan Melton *! Texas State OL Sr. Agriculture
Second Team Defense
Darrius Sapp Georgia Southern DL Jr. General Studies
Shawanye Lawrence Georgia State DL Sr. Psychology
Karmichael Dunbar UL Lafayette DL Sr. Criminal Justice
Taboris Lee UL Lafayette DL Jr. General Studies
Khari Lain ! Arkansas State LB Jr. Strategic Communications/Public Relations
Otha Peters ! UL Lafayette LB Sr. General Studies
Roman Buchanan * South Alabama LB Sr. Exercise Science
Chris Humes Arkansas State DB Sr. Health Promotions
Blaise Taylor * Arkansas State DB Jr. Business Administration
Tracy Walker * UL Lafayette DB Jr. Sports Management
Tre’ Hunter UL Monroe DB Sr. General Studies
Kalen Jackson ! South Alabama DB Sr. Communication
Second Team Special Teams
Lumi Kaba Texas State P Sr. Exploratory Professional Studies
Aleem Sunanon ! South Alabama PK Sr. Masters of Public Administration
Xavier Johnson ! South Alabama RS Jr. Interdisciplinary Studies

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