SELU quarterback Bennett is Southland player of year

Frisco, TX ( - Southeastern Louisiana University junior quarterback Bryan Bennett was named the Southland Conference Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Bennett, a Walter Payton Award finalist for FCS player of the year, has led SELU to the conference title and the No. 4 seed in the upcoming FCS playoffs.

Other Southland award winners: Offensive Player of the Year, McNeese State quarterback Cody Stroud; Defensive Player of the Year, Southeastern Louisiana linebacker Cqulin Hubert; Offensive Lineman of the Year, McNeese State right guard Arinze Agada; Freshman of the Year, Lamar running back Kade Harrington; Newcomer of the Year, Northwestern State quarterback Zach Adkins; and Coach of the Year, Southeastern Louisiana's Ron Roberts.


(As voted by the conference head coaches and sports information directors)


QB - Bryan Bennett, Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.

RB - Marcus Wiltz, McNeese State, Sr.

RB - Timothy Flanders, Sam Houston State, Sr.

TE/HB - Nic Jacobs, McNeese State, Jr.

WR - Torrance Williams, Sam Houston State, Sr.

WR - Diontae Spencer, McNeese State, Sr.

WR - Michael Brooks, Stephen F. Austin, Sr.

OL - Arinze Agada, McNeese State, Sr.

OL - Antoine Everett, McNeese State, Jr.

OL - Gasten Gabriel, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.

OL - Marshall Paris, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.

OL - Donald Jackson, Sam Houston State, So.

AP - Xavier Roberson, Southeastern Louisiana, So.

PK - Seth Sebastian, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.


DL - Jesse Dickson, Lamar, Sr.

DL - Jonathan Woodard, Central Arkansas, So.

DL - Everett Ellefsen, McNeese State, Jr.

DL - Markeith Gaines, Central Arkansas, Sr.

LB - Justin Heard, Central Arkansas, Sr.

LB - Cqulin Hubert, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.

LB - Eric Fieilo, Sam Houston State, Sr.

DB - Bookie Sneed, Sam Houston State, Sr.

DB - Guy Morgan, McNeese State, Sr.

DB - Marcus Peters, Central Arkansas, Sr.

DB - Tyrus McGlothen, Lamar, Sr.

DB - Harlan Miller, Southeastern Louisiana, So.

P - Kollin Kahler, Lamar, Sr.

KR - Xavier Roberson, Southeastern Louisiana, So.

PR - Torrance Williams, Sam Houston State, Sr.