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
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
TE- Daniel Bettis, Appalachian State Sr.
WR- Terrell Hudgins, Elon Fr. Rocky Mount, N.C.
WR- William Mayfield, Appalachian State Sr.
T- John Kivett, Furman Sr.
T- Will Rutherford, Wofford Sr.
G- Andrew Thornburg, Furman Sr.
G- Kerry Brown, Appalachian State Jr.
C- Scott Suttle, Appalachian State Jr. Charlotte, N.C.
QB- Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State Fr.
RB- Kevin Richardson, Appalachian State Jr.
RB- Jerome Felton, Furman Jr.
PK- Andrew Wilcox, Elon So.
L- Marques Murrell, Appalachian State Sr.
L- Justin Brown, Furman Fr.
L- Roy Ravenell, Furman Sr.
LB- Chad Nkang, Elon Sr.
LB- Andrew Jones, Furman Jr.
LB- John Mohring,
DB- Jeremy Blocker, Furman Sr.
DB- Jeremy Wiggins, Appalachian State Sr.
DB- Corey Lynch, Appalachian State Jr.
DB- Josh Lawson, The Citadel Jr.
TE- Brad Bell, Furman Sr.
WR- Justin Stepp, Furman Sr.
WR- Michael Mayers, Elon Jr.
T- Joel Bell, Furman So.
T- Mario Acitelli, Appalachian State Fr.
G- Jeremy Robertson, Appalachian State Sr. Columbus,
G- Michael Moody, Elon Sr.
C- Reggie Goolsby, Furman Jr.
QB- Wes Pope, Elon Jr.
RB- Eldra Buckley,
RB- Cedric Gipson, Furman Jr.
RS- Justin Stepp, Furman Sr.
PK- Julian Rauch, Appalachian State Jr.
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.