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2008 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team

Sun Belt Conference Release
July 21, 2008

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Sun Belt Conference released its 2008 Preseason All-Sun Belt Team.

FAU saw a league-high eight players selected to the All-Conference team, led by junior quarterback Rusty Smith and senior linebacker Frantz Joseph who were selected as Preseason Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year respectively. Voted on by the league’s head coaches and selected media members, the team also consists of five Troy Trojans and five Arkansas State Red Wolves. Both Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe had three members selected.

Preseason All-Sun Belt Team

As voted on by the league’s eight head coaches and selected media members.


QB: Rusty Smith (FAU, Jr.)

RB: Reggie Arnold (ASU, Jr.)

RB: Tyrell Fenroy (ULL, Sr.)

WR: Cortez Gent (FAU, Jr.)

WR: Casey Fitzgerald (NT, Sr.)

TE: David Johnson (ASU, Sr.)

TE: Zeek Zacharie (ULM, Sr.)

OL: Matt Mandich (ASU, Sr.)

OL: Nick Paris (FAU, Sr.

OL: Chris Fisher (ULL, Jr.)

OL: Kelvin Drake (NT, Jr.)

OL: Dion Small (Troy, Sr.)


DL: Alex Carrington (ASU, Jr.)

DL: Robert St. Clair (FAU, Sr.)

DL: Jervonte Jackson (FAU, Sr.)

DL: Kenny Mainor (Troy, Sr.)

LB: Ben Owens (ASU, Sr.)

LB: Frantz Joseph (FAU, Sr.)

LB: Boris Lee (Troy, Jr.)

DB: Tavious Polo (FAU, So.)

DB: Corey Small (FAU, Sr.)

DB: Greg James (ULM, Jr.)

DB: Alex Suber (MT, Sr.)

DB: Sherrod Martin (Troy, Sr.)

DB: Tavares Williams (Troy, Sr.)

Special Teams

P: Scott Love (ULM, Jr.)

PK: Drew Edmiston (ULL, Sr.)

RS: Desmond Gee (MT, Jr.)

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

Rusty Smith (FAU, Jr., Quarterback)

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

Frantz Joseph (FAU, Sr., Linebacker)


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