Southern Conference Sports Media Association Announces Football All-Conference Teams
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 11/22/2006
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ASU's Jerry Moore was named Coach of the Year
Courtesy: Appalachian State

SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Appalachian State and Furman dominated the Southern Conference Sports Media Association’s all-conference teams. The Mountaineers had nine first-team honorees while Furman placed seven players on the first-team in a vote of the membership of the league’s sports media association.


Elon had four players honored with first-team recognition followed by Georgia Southern (three), The Citadel (one) and Wofford (one).


Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore was named the league’s Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Appalachian State running back Kevin Richardson was named Offensive Player of the Year and quarterback Armanti Edwards was tabbed Freshman of the Year. Elon linebacker Chad Nkang repeated as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.


The Mountaineers finished the season with a 10-1 overall mar and a perfect 7-0 record in Southern Conference play. Appalachian State, the nation’s top-ranked team, will host Coastal Carolina (9-2, 4-0 in Big South) in the first round of the I-AA playoffs.


Three Furman players were named first-team on offense and four earned first-team recognition on defense. The Paladins (8-3, 6-1) play at Montana State (7-4, 6-2) in the opening round of the playoffs.


SCSMA All-Southern Conference Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year- Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State

Defensive Player of the Year- Chad Nkang, Elon

Freshman of the Year- Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State

Coach of the Year- Jerry Moore, Appalachian State


First Team


TE- Daniel Bettis, Appalachian State                   Sr.        Roswell, Ga.

WR- Terrell Hudgins, Elon                                   Fr.        Rocky Mount, N.C.

WR- William Mayfield, Appalachian State             Sr.        Durham, N.C.

T- John Kivett, Furman                                        Sr.        High Point, N.C.

T- Will Rutherford, Wofford                                  Sr.        Woodstock, Ga.

G- Andrew Thornburg, Furman                             Sr.        Snellville, Ga.

G- Kerry Brown, Appalachian State                      Jr.         Marietta, Ga.

C- Scott Suttle, Appalachian State                       Jr.         Charlotte, N.C.

QB- Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State             Fr.        Greenwood, S.C.

RB- Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State             Jr.         Elizabethtown, N.C.

RB- Jerome Felton, Furman                                 Jr.         Madisonville, Tenn.

RS- Jayson Foster, Georgia Southern                   Jr.         Canton, Ga.

PK- Andrew Wilcox, Elon                                    So.       Richmond, Va.


First Team


L- Marques Murrell, Appalachian State                 Sr.        Fayetteville, N.C.

L- Charrod Taylor, Georgia Southern                    Sr.        Miami, Fla.

L- Justin Brown, Furman                                     Fr.        Warner Robins, Ga.

L- Roy Ravenell, Furman                                     Sr.        Goose Creek, S.C.

LB- Chad Nkang, Elon                                        Sr.        Hyattsville, Md.

LB- Andrew Jones, Furman                                 Jr.         Birmingham, Ala.

LB- John Mohring, Georgia Southern                    Sr.        Naples, Fla.

DB- Jeremy Blocker, Furman                              Sr.        Hodges, S.C.

DB- Jeremy Wiggins, Appalachian State              Sr.        Macon, Ga.

DB- Corey Lynch, Appalachian State                   Jr.         Cape Coral, Fla.

DB- Josh Lawson, The Citadel                             Jr.         Summerton, S.C.

P- Brandon Lane, Elon                                       So.       Greensboro, N.C.


Second Team


TE- Brad Bell, Furman                                        Sr.        Watkinsville, Ga.

WR- Justin Stepp, Furman                                  Sr.        Pelion, S.C.

WR- Michael Mayers, Elon                                  Jr.        Norfolk, Va.

T- Joel Bell, Furman                                           So.       Spartanburg, S.C.

T- Mario Acitelli, Appalachian State                      Fr.       Charlotte, N.C.

G- Jeremy Robertson, Appalachian State             Sr.        Columbus, Ga.

G- Michael Moody, Elon                                     Sr.        Laurinburg, N.C.

C- Reggie Goolsby, Furman                                Jr.         Monticello, Ga.

QB- Wes Pope, Elon                                          Jr.         Jamestown, N.C.

RB- Eldra Buckley, Chattanooga                         Sr.        Charleston, Miss.

RB- Cedric Gipson, Furman                                Jr.         Summerton, S.C.

RS- Justin Stepp, Furman                                  Sr.         Pelion, S.C.

PK- Julian Rauch, Appalachian State                   Jr.         Gastonia, N.C.


Second Team


L- Omarr Byrom, Appalachian State                    Sr.        Winston-Salem, N.C.

L- Gary Tharrington, Appalachian State                Fr.        Middlesex, N.C.

L- Trevar Broughton, The Citadel                          Jr.         Hampton, Va.

L- Wesley Bray, Furman                                     Sr.        Cave Spring, Ga.

LB- Pierre Banks, Appalachian State                   Jr.         Durham, N.C.

LB- Justin Franklin, Wofford                                Sr.        Jacksonville, N.C.

LB- Gary Nelson, Furman                                   Jr.         Stone Mountain, Ga.

DB- Brandon Jackson, Georgia Southern             So.        Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

DB- Dan Tavani, Wofford                                     Jr.         Easton, Pa.

DB- Quintez Smith, Chattanooga                         Jr.         Dublin, Ga.

DB- Austin Holmes, Furman                               Jr.         Jacksonville Fla.

P- Tim Mayse, Western Carolina                         Sr.        Pine Mountain, Ga.

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