Six Mean Green Named To Preseason All-SBC Football Team

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.

- Offense

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

- Defense

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



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