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Breitenstein, Kimbrough, Tull highlight All-SoCon honors

Wofford senior fullback Eric Breitenstein repeated as Southern Conference offensive player of the year and Appalachian State linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough and Chattanooga defensive lineman Davis Tull shared defensive player of the year honors, the conference announced Tuesday.

Breitenstein became the fourth player in SoCon history to win offensive player of the year awards in back-to-back seasons. The FCS' active career rushing leader with 5,348 yards and 62 touchdowns, he has gone over the 100-yard rushing mark in all but one game this year. He has scored 16 touchdowns and averaged 150 yards in 11 games. In a win at Elon on Sept. 29, the senior set a new SoCon record with 321 rushing yards.

Kimbrough finished the regular season leading the conference in tackles with 128 - 64 of which were solo - and he added nine tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and had two games this season with at least 15 tackles. Kimbrough became the first ASU player to win defensive player of the year honors since 2008.

Wofford and Appalachian State will continue their seasons in the FCS playoffs.

Tull finished his terrific sophomore season with a conference-leading 12.5 sacks, which ranks third in the FCS. He also finished first in the SoCon in tackles for loss with 18.5, forced three fumbles and had 56 tackles.

Appalachian State receiver Sean Price picked up freshman of the year honors, while The Citadel's Mike Sellers took home the "Jacobs Blocking Award" as the SoCon's offensive lineman of the year. His coach, Kevin Higgins, and Samford coach Pat Sullivan shared coach of the year honors.

Appalachian State finished with five first-team selections and seven second- team selections. Both totals were highs in the conference.

All-Southern Conference First Team (as voted on by the head coaches)

Offense

First Team

QB - Jamal Jackson, Appalachian State

RB - Jerodis Williams, Furman

RB - Eric Breitenstein, Wofford

OL - Mike Sellers, The Citadel

OL - Dakota Dozier, Furman

OL - Dorian Byrd, Georgia Southern

OL - Ryan Dudchock, Samford

OL - Jared Singleton, Wofford

TE - Colin Anderson, Furman

WR - Sean Price, Appalachian State

WR - Aaron Mellette, Elon

Defense

DL - Josh Lynn, Furman

DL - Dion Dubose, Georgia Southern

DL - Brent Russell, Georgia Southern

DL - Davis Tull, Chattanooga

DL - Nicholas Williams, Samford

LB - Jeremy Kimbrough, Appalachian State

LB - Wes Dothard, Chattanooga

LB - Alvin Scioneaux, Wofford

DB - Demetrius McCray, Appalachian State

DB - JJ Wilcox, Georgia Southern

DB - Jaquiski Tartt, Samford

DB - Darius Eubanks, Georgia Southern

Specialists

PK - Cameron Yaw, Samford

P - Sam Martin, Appalachian State

RS - Jerodis Williams, Furman

Media All-Southern Conference First Team (as voted on by SoCon media selects)

Offense

QB - Jamal Jackson, Appalachian State

RB - Steven Miller, Appalachian State

RB - Eric Breitenstein

OL - Mike Sellers, The Citadel

OL - Dakota Dozier, Furman

OL - Dorian Byrd, Georgia Southern

OL - Ryan Dudchock, Samford

OL - Jake Miles, Wofford

TE - Colin Anderson, Furman

WR - Sean Price, Appalachian State

WR - Aaron Mellette, Elon

Defense

DL - Ronald Blair, Appalachian State

DL - Brent Russell, Georgia Southern

DL - Nicholas Williams, Samford

DL - Davis Tull, Chattanooga

LB - Jeremy Kimbrough, Appalachian State

LB - Wes Dothard, Chattanooga

LB - Rock Williams, Western Carolina

DB - Demetrius McCray, Appalachian State

DB - Troy Sanders, Appalachian State

DB - Jaquiski Tartt, Samford

DB - D.J. Key, Chattanooga

Specialists

PK - Cameron Yaw, Samford

P - Sam Martin, Appalachian State

RS - Jerodis Williams, Furman

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