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All-SoCon Teams

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:02 am
by Josh
I took a shot at the all-league teams. Anyone snubbed? I had Johnson as a senior but since he missed last year will he technically be a junior?

What do you guys think?

2006 Preseason All-SoCon Teams
First Team Offense
WR Emanuel Hassell, UTC, Sr.
WR Teddy Craft, Georgia Southern, Sr.
TE Daniel Bettis, Appalachian State, Sr.
OT Matt Isenhour, Appalachian State, Sr.
OT Marcus Thomas, Western Carolina, Sr.
OG Kerry Brown, Appalachian State, Jr.
OG Derek Tiller, Wofford, Sr.
C Lance Wayne, Georgia Southern, Sr.
QB Trey Elder, Appalachian State, Jr.
RB Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State, Jr.
RB Eldra Buckley, UTC, Sr.
FB Jerome Felton, Furman, Jr.

First Team Defense
DL Marques Murrell, Appalachian State, Sr.
DL Roy Ravenell, Furman, Sr.
DL Felipe Foster, Western Carolina, Sr.
DL James Wilson, The Citadel, Sr.
LB Chad Nkang, Elon, Sr.
LB John Mohring, Georgia Southern, Sr.
LB Andrew Jones, Furman, Jr.
LB Monte Smith, Appalachian State, Sr.
DB Corey Lynch, Appalachian State, Jr.
DB Jeremy Wiggins, Appalachian State, Sr.
DB Quintez Smith, UTC, Jr.
DB Mitchell Dukes, Western Carolina, Sr.

First Team Special Teams
K Scott Beckler, Furman, Jr.
P Tim Mayse, Western Carolina, Sr.
RS Mike Malone, Western Carolina, Jr.

Second Team Offense
WR Justin Stepp, Furman, Sr.
WR William Mayfield, Appalachian State, Sr.
TE John Parkinson, UTC, Sr.
OT John Kivett, Furman, Jr.
OT Scott Shuford, Furman, Jr.
OG Marty Bauer, Wofford, Sr.
OG Marcelo Estrada, Georgia Southern, Jr.
C Justin Matherson, UTC, Sr.
QB Renaldo Gray, Furman, Jr.
RB Kevious Johnson, Wofford, Sr.
RB Chris Covington, Georgia Southern, Soph.
FB Jarrett Meadors, Elon, Jr.

Second Team Defense
DL Omarr Byrom, Appalachian State, Sr.
DL Wallace Artis, Furman, Jr.
DL Charrod Taylor, Georgia Southern, Sr.
DL Larry Beard, Georgia Southern, Soph.
LB Cam Speer, Appalachian State, Jr.
LB Gary Nelson, Furman, Jr.
LB Devron Jefferson, Georgia Southern, Sr.
LB Andrew Rowell, The Citadel, Jr.
DB Brian Ford, Wofford, Jr.
DB Austin Holmes, Furman, Jr.
DB Bruce Lee, Western Carolina, Sr.
DB Dedrick Bynam, Georgia Southern, Soph.

Second Team Special Teams
K Esteban Lopez, UTC, Sr.
P Dan Jordan, Georgia Southern, Jr.
RS Teddy Craft, Georgia Southern, Sr.

TOP PLAYERS

OFFENSE: RB Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State, Jr.

DEFENSE: DE Marques Murrell, Appalachian State, Sr.

OFFENSIVE LINE: OT Matt Isenhour, Appalachian State, Sr.

BEST NFL PROSPECT: OLB John Mohring, Georgia Southern, Sr.

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:45 pm
by Terriertime
Josh, I think your list is very good, you must have really done your homework. My only question is QB, where you have two guys who didn't even start last year as the best 2 QB's in the league. Granted, they may be the best two, maybe this is a down year for the league's QB's. (Is the Clark kid from Western back this year? I thought he was a pretty good QB last year) As a terrier fan, I would love to see Josh Collier on the team, by the end of the season, and I have total confidence he can do it, even though many on this board would disagree.

Also, as a terrier fan, I would love to see Layton Baker on the all-Socon Team. I'm predicting and hoping he will have a big year in 2006 for Wofford. But overall, an outstanding list of players.

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:29 pm
by Josh
Terriertime wrote:Josh, I think your list is very good, you must have really done your homework. My only question is QB, where you have two guys who didn't even start last year as the best 2 QB's in the league. Granted, they may be the best two, maybe this is a down year for the league's QB's. (Is the Clark kid from Western back this year? I thought he was a pretty good QB last year) As a terrier fan, I would love to see Josh Collier on the team, by the end of the season, and I have total confidence he can do it, even though many on this board would disagree.

Also, as a terrier fan, I would love to see Layton Baker on the all-Socon Team. I'm predicting and hoping he will have a big year in 2006 for Wofford. But overall, an outstanding list of players.


I see where you are coming from on the QBs. Gray and Elder were some of the best QBs in HS during their senior year. They both have looked good in the spring. Elder beat Furman in the Semis when Richie Williams went down. He also had 4 TDs against Texas State as freshman when Richie went down. I think both of them will possibly be top 20 in the nation as seniors

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:59 am
by walliver
I had Johnson as a senior but since he missed last year will he technically be a junior?


Since Kevious Johnson has only played two seasons, he has two years of eligibility left, so he should be listed as a junior.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:27 am
by Ruckus
I too sincerely hope that Jason Collier is on that list at the end of the season. Boy, do I hope that..........more than anything else other than avoiding the injury bug which is probably hope #1. Prediction: if he is, the Terriers run the tables again.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:56 pm
by gophoenix
I see where you are coming from on the QBs. Gray and Elder were some of the best QBs in HS during their senior year. They both have looked good in the spring. Elder beat Furman in the Semis when Richie Williams went down. He also had 4 TDs against Texas State as freshman when Richie went down. I think both of them will possibly be top 20 in the nation as seniors


That's not something you can measure until you see them play more. You've seen Elder take over when momentum was going his way, in front of a huge home crowd for the biggest game in recent school history (because it was the semis and against Furman). Elder looks good, but you've yet to see what happens when players go down, when you go against an excellant defense and what happens we he loses or when he has a meltdown.

Right now, he's unproven. But I just love how the App fan puts most awards going to App players. Curious to know why players who couldn't win certain players of the year last year are picked by your this year, when players that beat them are returning.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:58 pm
by Josh
gophoenix wrote:
I see where you are coming from on the QBs. Gray and Elder were some of the best QBs in HS during their senior year. They both have looked good in the spring. Elder beat Furman in the Semis when Richie Williams went down. He also had 4 TDs against Texas State as freshman when Richie went down. I think both of them will possibly be top 20 in the nation as seniors


That's not something you can measure until you see them play more. You've seen Elder take over when momentum was going his way, in front of a huge home crowd for the biggest game in recent school history (because it was the semis and against Furman). Elder looks good, but you've yet to see what happens when players go down, when you go against an excellant defense and what happens we he loses or when he has a meltdown.

Right now, he's unproven. But I just love how the App fan puts most awards going to App players. Curious to know why players who couldn't win certain players of the year last year are picked by your this year, when players that beat them are returning.


I updated the teams. ASU and GSU have some really good LBs who I believe will step up. For some positions that were unknown I went to schools who have been known for having a good player at that position and plugged them in as a guess. Last year I hit about 31 or so correct from the preseason. With much more uncertainty this year I did a lot more guessing than just basing on performance on the field from last year. ASU, Furman, WCU, and GSU appear to be the most talent on paper from last year. I think UTC is a sleeper and Wofford could be if they can replace those OL and Bethay.

Here are my current teams:

2006 Preseason All-SoCon Teams
First Team Offense
WR Emanuel Hassell, UTC, Sr.
WR Justin Stepp, Furman, Sr.
TE Daniel Bettis, Appalachian State, Sr.
OT Matt Isenhour, Appalachian State, Sr.
OT Marcus Thomas, Western Carolina, Sr.
OG Kerry Brown, Appalachian State, Jr.
OG Derek Tiller, Wofford, Sr.
C Lance Wayne, Georgia Southern, Sr.
QB Trey Elder, Appalachian State, Jr.
RB Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State, Jr.
RB Eldra Buckley, UTC, Sr.
FB Jerome Felton, Furman, Jr.

First Team Defense
DL Marques Murrell, Appalachian State, Sr.
DL Roy Ravenell, Furman, Sr.
DL Felipe Foster, Western Carolina, Sr.
DL James Wilson, The Citadel, Sr.
LB Chad Nkang, Elon, Sr.
LB John Mohring, Georgia Southern, Sr.
LB Andrew Jones, Furman, Jr.
LB Monte Smith, Appalachian State, Sr.
DB Corey Lynch, Appalachian State, Jr.
DB Jeremy Wiggins, Appalachian State, Sr.
DB Quintez Smith, UTC, Jr.
DB Mitchell Dukes, Western Carolina, Sr.

First Team Special Teams
K Scott Beckler, Furman, Jr.
P Tim Mayse, Western Carolina, Sr.
RS Mike Malone, Western Carolina, Jr.

Second Team Offense
WR William Mayfield, Appalachian State, Sr.
WR Jayson Foster, Georgia Southern, Jr.
TE John Parkinson, UTC, Sr.
OT John Kivett, Furman, Jr.
OT Scott Shuford, Furman, Jr.
OG Marty Bauer, Wofford, Sr.
OG Adam Peterson, The Citadel, Sr.
C Justin Matherson, UTC, Sr.
QB Renaldo Gray, Furman, Jr.
RB Kevious Johnson, Wofford, Sr.
RB Cedrick Gipson, Furman, Sr.
FB LeVonte Barber, UTC, Jr.

Second Team Defense
DL Omarr Byrom, Appalachian State, Sr.
DL Wallace Artis, Furman, Jr.
DL Charrod Taylor, Georgia Southern, Sr.
DL Larry Beard, Georgia Southern, Soph.
LB Cam Speer, Appalachian State, Jr.
LB Gary Nelson, Furman, Jr.
LB Devron Jefferson, Georgia Southern, Sr.
LB Andrew Rowell, The Citadel, Jr.
DB Brian Ford, Wofford, Jr.
DB Austin Holmes, Furman, Jr.
DB Bruce Lee, Western Carolina, Sr.
DB Dedrick Bynam, Georgia Southern, Soph.

Second Team Special Teams
K Esteban Lopez, UTC, Sr.
P Dan Jordan, Georgia Southern, Jr.
RS Justin Stepp, Furman, Sr.