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Londry-Jackson Named SoCon Player Of Year PDF Print
Written by Jason Yaman   
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:25

Appalachian State senior quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson has been named the Southern Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Chattanooga’s Davis Tull and Samford’s Jaquiski Tartt shared defensive honors in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches.  The league’s head coaches also selected all-conference first and second teams in conjunction with the league’s media day on Wednesday (July 24).  Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes as part of the balloting.
Named to the 2013 Walter Payton Award Watch List earlier this summer, Londry-Jackson earned first-team all-conference honors in 2012 from the league’s head coaches and media.  He led the Southern Conference and ranked 10th in the nation in total offense (300.5 ypg) as a junior and was 14th nationally in pass efficiency (146.96).  Londry-Jackson also rushed for 328 yards and six touchdowns last year.
A junior defensive lineman for the Mocs, Tull was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore.  He led the league with a school-record 12.5 sacks a season ago and was fifth in the nation with 18.5 tackles for loss.  He finished the year with 56 tackles and added three forced fumbles.
Tartt was also named to the Buchanan Award Watch List this summer.  As a sophomore last season, he recorded 94 tackles, which was tied for seventh in the SoCon.  The defensive back led the league with 14 pass break-ups and tied for the league high with four interceptions.  Tartt scored two defensive touchdowns last season and finished the year earning All-SoCon and All-American honors.
Chattanooga led all schools with nine preseason all-conference honorees.  The Mocs had six student-athletes earn first-team recognition, while three players were named to the second team.  Appalachian State and Samford each had eight players earn preseason all-conference honors.  The Mountaineers also placed six student-athletes on the first team and six schools had at least three players earn first-team honors.
The 2013 Southern Conference football season begins Thursday, Aug. 29, when Western Carolina visits Middle Tennessee and Chattanooga hosts UT Martin.  The other seven league teams hit the field for their season openers August 30 and 31.

2013 Southern Conference Football
Preseason All-Conference Teams
Offensive Player of the Year: Jamal Londry-Jackson, Sr., QB, Appalachian State

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Jaquiski Tartt, Jr., DB, Samford, Davis Tull, Jr., DL, Chattanooga

First Team Offense
QB         Jamal Londry-Jackson, Sr., Appalachian State

RB         Dominique Swope, Jr., Georgia Southern
RB         Fabian Truss, Sr., Samford
OL         Kendall Lamm, Jr., Appalachian State
OL         Dakota Dozier, Sr., Furman
OL         Dorian Byrd, Sr., Georgia Southern
OL         Ty Gregory, Sr., Wofford
OL         Jared Singleton, Sr., Wofford
TE          Faysal Shafaat, Jr., Chattanooga
WR        Andrew Peacock, Sr., Appalachian State
WR        Sean Price, So., Appalachian State
WR        (tie) Kelsey Pope, Sr., Samford

First Team Defense
DL         Ronald Blair, Jr., Appalachian State

DL         Derek Douglas, Sr., The Citadel
DL         Derrick Lott, Sr., Chattanooga
DL         Davis Tull, Jr., Chattanooga
LB          Jonathan Spain, Jr., Elon
LB          Wes Dothard, Sr., Chattanooga
LB          Alvin Scioneaux, Sr., Wofford
DB         Lavelle Westbrooks, Sr., Georgia Southern
DB         Jaquiski Tartt, Jr., Samford
DB         D.J. Key, Sr., Chattanooga
DB         Kadeem Wise, Sr., Chattanooga

First Team Specialists
PK         Ray Earley, Sr., Furman
P           Ray Earley, Sr., Furman
RS         Tony Washington, Sr., Appalachian State

Second Team Offense
QB         Jacob Huesman, So., Chattanooga
RB         Darien Robinson, Sr., The Citadel
RB         Donovan Johnson, Sr., Wofford
OL         Cullen Brown, Sr., The Citadel
OL         Clay Johnson, Sr., Elon
OL         Garrett Frye, Jr., Georgia Southern
OL         Kasey Morrison, Sr., Samford
OL         Kevin Revis, Sr., Chattanooga
TE          Zeke Walters, Sr., Samford
WR        Kierre Brown, Jr., Elon
WR        Terrell Robinson, Jr., Chattanooga

Second Team Defense

DL         Gary Wilkins, Jr., Furman
DL         Javon Mention, Sr., Georgia Southern
DL         Jerry Mathis, Jr., Samford
DL         Tarek Odom, Jr., Wofford
LB          Carson Smith, Jr., The Citadel
LB          Justin Shade, Sr., Samford
LB          Mike McCrimon, Sr., Wofford
DB         Joel Ross, Jr., Appalachian State
DB         Brandon McCladdie, Sr., The Citadel
DB         Chandler Wrightenberry, Sr., Elon
DB         Ace Clark, Jr, Western Carolina
DB         (tie) James Zotto, Sr., Wofford

Second Team Specialists
PK         Drew Stewart, Sr., Appalachian State

P           Clark Sechrest, Sr., Western Carolina
RS         Fabian Truss, Sr., Samford

NOTE: Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

Photo Courtesy: Jamal Londry-Jackson, ASU Athletics


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