NEW ORLEANS, La. (7/24/06) North Texas landed six players on the Preseason All-Sun Belt football team as selected from the conference’s media days.
The Mean Green, who ranked fourth in the preseason coaches poll, placed more athletes on the All-Sun Belt team than any other school.
Running back Jamario Thomas, receiver Johnny Quinn, lineman Dylan Lineberry, defensive end Jeremiah Chapman, linebacker Phillip Graves and safety Aaron Weathers were honored on the list.
North Texas begins fall camp on Aug. 7th in preparation for the season opener at Texas on Sept. 2.
2006 Preseason Sun Belt Poll
As voted on by the league’s eight head coaches.
First place votes in parentheses.
1. Louisiana-Lafayette (3) 58
2. Arkansas State (2) 50
3. Troy (2) 48
4. North Texas 37
5. Louisiana-Monroe (1) 31
6. Middle Tennessee 29
7. Florida Atlantic 19
8. Florida International 16
2006 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team
As voted on by the league’s eight head coaches and
selected media members.
QB: Jerry Babb, Louisiana-Lafayette
RB: Tyrell Fenroy, Louisiana-Lafayette
RB: Jamario Thomas, North Texas
WR: Chandler Williams, Florida International
WR: Johnny Quinn, North Texas
TE: Samuel Smith, Florida International
OL: Tanner Jenkins, Arkansas State
OL: Brandon Cox, Louisiana-Lafayette
OL: Kyle Cunningham, Louisiana-Monroe
OL: Germayle Franklin, Middle Tennessee
OL: Dylan Lineberry, North Texas
DL: Jervonte Jackson, Florida Atlantic
DL: Antwan Barnes, Florida International
DL: Tony Hills, Louisiana-Lafayette
DL: Jeremiah Chapman, North Texas
LB: Keyonvis Bouie, Florida International
LB: J.K. Sabb, Middle Tennessee
LB: Phillip Graves, North Texas
DB: Tyrell Johnson, Arkansas State
DB: Kevin Payne, Louisiana-Monroe
DB: Chaz Williams, Louisiana-Monroe
DB: Aaron Weathers, North Texas
- Special Teams
P: Colby Smith, Middle Tennessee
PK: Greg Whibbs, Troy
RS: Leodis McKelvin, Troy
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Jerry Babb, Louisiana-Lafayette
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
Keyonvis Bouie, Florida International