2013 All-SoCon football team released

      (Source: SoCon Sports)

      SPARTANBURG, S.C. (SOCON) -{}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 Aug. 30 and 31.2013 Southern Conference FootballPreseason All-Conference TeamsOffensive Player of the Year:{}Jamal Londry-Jackson, Sr., QB, Appalachian StateCo-Defensive Players of the Year:{}Jaquiski Tartt, Jr., DB, Samford{}{} {}{}{} {}{}{} {}{}{} {}{}{} {}{}{}{}{} Davis Tull, Jr., DL, Chattanooga

      First Team OffenseQB{}{} {}Jamal Londry-Jackson, Sr., Appalachian StateRB{}{} {}Dominique Swope, Jr., Georgia SouthernRB{}{} {}Fabian Truss, Sr., SamfordOL{}{} {}Kendall Lamm, Jr., Appalachian StateOL{}{} {}Dakota Dozier, Sr., FurmanOL{}{} {}Dorian Byrd, Sr., Georgia Southern{}OL{}{} {}Ty Gregory, Sr., WoffordOL{}{} {}Jared Singleton, Sr., WoffordTE{}{} {}Faysal Shafaat, Jr., ChattanoogaWR{}{} {}Andrew Peacock, Sr., Appalachian StateWR {}{} {}Sean Price, So., Appalachian StateWR{}{} {}(tie) Kelsey Pope, Sr., SamfordFirst Team DefenseDL{}{} {}Ronald Blair, Jr., Appalachian StateDL{}{} {}Derek Douglas, Sr., The CitadelDL{}{} {}Derrick Lott, Sr., ChattanoogaDL{}{} {}Davis Tull, Jr., ChattanoogaLB{}{} {}Jonathan Spain, Jr., ElonLB{}{} {}Wes Dothard, Sr., ChattanoogaLB{}{} {}Alvin Scioneaux, Sr., WoffordDB{}{} {}Lavelle Westbrooks, Sr., Georgia Southern{}DB{}{} {}Jaquiski Tartt, Jr., SamfordDB{}{} {}D.J. Key, Sr., ChattanoogaDB{}{} {}Kadeem Wise, Sr., ChattanoogaFirst Team SpecialistsPK{}{} {}Ray Early, Sr., FurmanP{}{} {}Ray Early, Sr., FurmanRS{}{} {}Tony Washington, Sr., Appalachian StateSecond Team OffenseQB{}{} {}Jacob Huesman, So., ChattanoogaRB{}{} {}Darien Robinson, Sr., The CitadelRB{}{} {}Donovan Johnson, Sr., WoffordOL{}{} {}Cullen Brown, Sr., The CitadelOL{}{} {}Clay Johnson, Sr., ElonOL{}{} {}Garrett Frye, Jr., Georgia SouthernOL{}{} {}Kasey Morrison, Sr., SamfordOL{}{} {}Kevin Revis, Sr., ChattanoogaTE{}{} {}Zeke Walters, Sr., SamfordWR{}{} {}Kierre Brown, Jr., ElonWR{}{} {}Terrell Robinson, Jr., ChattanoogaSecond Team DefenseDL{}{} {}Gary Wilkins, Jr., FurmanDL{}{} {}Javon Mention, Sr., Georgia SouthernDL{}{} {}Jerry Mathis, Jr., SamfordDL{}{} {}Tarek Odom, Jr., WoffordLB{}{} {}Carson Smith, Jr., The CitadelLB{}{} {}Justin Shade, Sr., SamfordLB{}{} {}Mike McCrimon, Sr., WoffordDB{}{} {}Joel Ross, Jr., Appalachian StateDB{}{} {}Brandon McCladdie, Sr., The CitadelDB{}{} {}Chandler Wrightenberry, Sr., ElonDB{}{} {}Ace Clark, Jr, Western CarolinaDB{}{} {}(tie) James Zotto, Sr., WoffordSecond Team SpecialistsPK{}{} {}Drew Stewart, Sr., Appalachian StateP{}{} {}Clark Sechrest, Sr., Western CarolinaRS{}{} {}Fabian Truss, Sr., SamfordNOTE: Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.