UTC's Huesman, Tull Picked Preseason Players Of The Year

Seven Other Mocs Named To Preseason Teams

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chattanooga junior quarterback Jacob Huesman has been named the Southern Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while his teammate and two-time Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year Davis Tull was chosen as the preseason pick on defense.

 

The league’s head coaches also selected all-conference first and second teams in conjunction with the league’s media dayon Wednesday (July 23). Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes as part of the balloting.

 

Selected for the 2014 Walter Payton Award Watch List earlier this month, Huesman was named first-team all-conference by the league’s coaches last season. He completed more than 68 percent of his passes as a sophomore and threw 16 touchdowns last fall. A dual-threat quarterback, Huesman averaged 74 yards per game on the ground and rushed for nine TDs.

 

A First-Team Associated Press All-American in 2013, Tull finished the season with 52 tackles, including 15 for loss. He recorded nine sacks for minus-46 yards on the year and was credited with eight quarterback hurries. In addition to being named first-team all-conference in 2013, he was selected as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year by the coaches and earned first team CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America plaudits.

 

Furman led all schools with 11 preseason all-conference honorees. The Paladins had seven student-athletes earn first-team recognition, while four players were named to the second team. Samford and Western Carolina each had 10 players earn preseason all-conference honors. The Bulldogs, along with Chattanooga, placed five on the first team.

 

The 2014 Southern Conference football season begins Thursday, Aug. 28, when Chattanooga visits Central Michigan and Mercer hosts Reinhardt. The other six league teams hit the field for their season openers Aug. 30.

 

 

2014 Southern Conference Football

Preseason All-Conference Teams

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Jacob Huesman, Jr., QB, Chattanooga

Defensive Players of the Year: Davis Tull, Sr., DL, Chattanooga

 

First Team Offense

QB         Jacob Huesman, Jr., QB, Chattanooga

RB         Hank McCloud, Sr., Furman

RB         Keon Williams, Sr., Chattanooga

OL         Charles Emert, Sr., Furman

OL         Gunnar Bromelow, Jr., Samford

OL         Synjen Herren, Jr., Chattanooga

OL         Josh Wineberg, Jr., Western Carolina

OL         T.J. Chamberlin, Jr., Wofford

TE          Faysal Shafaat, Sr., Chattanooga

WR        Andrej Suttles, So., Furman

WR        Karnorris Benson, Jr., Western Carolina

 

First Team Defense

DL         Justin Oxendine, Sr., The Citadel

DL         Gary Wilkins, Sr., Furman

DL         Davis Tull, Sr., Chattanooga

DL         Tarek Odom, Sr., Wofford

LB          Carl Robinson, Sr., The Citadel

LB          Marcus McMorris, Sr., Furman

LB          Carl Rider, Jr., Furman

DB         Reggie Thomas, Jr., Furman

DB         James Bradberry, Jr., Samford

DB         Jaquiski Tartt, Sr., Samford

DB         Sertonuse Harris, Jr., Western Carolina

 

First Team Specialists

PK         Warren Handrahan, So., Samford

P           Greg Peranich, Sr., Samford

RS         Shaun Warren, Sr., Western Carolina

 

Second Team Offense

QB         Reese Hannon, Jr., Furman

RB         Darius Ramsey, Jr., Western Carolina

RB         Will Gay, Jr., Wofford

OL         Joe Turner, Jr., Furman

OL         C.H. Scruggs, Jr., Samford

OL         Corey Levin, So., Chattanooga

OL         Andrew Marcotte, Sr., VMI

OL         Anton Wahrby, So., Wofford

TE          Tony Philpot, Jr., Samford

WR        Karel Hamilton, So., Samford

WR        Terryon Robinson, So., Western Carolina

 

Second Team Defense

DL         Ira McCune, Sr., Furman

DL         Jerry Mathis, Sr., Samford

DL         Josh Freeman, Jr., Chattanooga

DL         Derrick Lott, Sr., Chattanooga

LB          Bobby Wilson, Jr., Samford

LB          Christon Gill, Sr., Western Carolina

LB          Kevin Thomas, Sr., Wofford
DB         Trey Robinson, So., Furman

DB         Ace Clark, Sr., Western Carolina

DB         Chris Armfield, So., Wofford

DB         Bernard Williams, Sr., Wofford

 

Second Team Specialists

PK         Richard Sigmon, Sr., Western Carolina

P           Nick Pollard, Sr., Chattanooga

RS         Will Gay, Jr., Wofford


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