September 22, 2023

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The Bluebloods 2023 Preseason SoCon All-Conference Team

The Bluebloods 2023 Preseason SoCon All-Conference Team is officially here. 

The SoCon All-Conference team of 62 players represents all nine teams in the conference. Furman leads the conference with 13 all-conference selections, including six first-team selections. Western Carolina had the second-most selections with 12 all-conference players, while Mercer had 10 all-conference selections.

2023 Preseason SoCon All-Conference Team

First Team Offense:

QB: Michael Hiers (Samford)

RB: Dominic Roberto (Furman)

RB: Ailym Ford (Chattanooga)

WR: Ty James (Mercer)

WR: Chandler Smith (Samford)

WR: Devron Harper (Mercer)

TE: Ajay Belanger (Western Carolina)

OL: Pearson Toomey (Furman)

OL: John Thomas (Mercer)

OL: Jacob Johanning (Furman)

OL: Tyler Smith (Western Carolina)

OL: Jabari Brooks (Samford)

First Team Defense:

DL: Jay Person (Chattanooga)

DL: Solomon Zubairu (Mercer)

DL: Ben Brewton (Chattanooga)

DL: Micah Nelson (Western Carolina)

LB: Antoine Williams (Western Carolina)

LB: Hasan Black (The Citadel)

LB: Braden Gilby (Furman)

LB: Isaac Dowling (Mercer)

LB: Noah Martin (Samford)

DB: Kameron Brown (Chattanooga)

DB: Alex Oliver (VMI)

DB: Travis Blackshear (Furman)

DB: Andreas Keaton (Western Carolina)

DB: Hugh Ryan (Furman)

DB: Lance Wise (Mercer)

First Team Special Teams:

K: Richard McCollum (Western Carolina)

P: Jack Culbreath (VMI)

RS: Devron Harper (Mercer)


Second Team Offense:

QB: Tyler Huff (Furman)

RB: Desmond Reid (Western Carolina)

RB: Jay Stanton (Samford)

WR: Will Huzzie (East Tennessee State)

WR: Joshua Harris (Furman)

WR: Censere Lee (Western Carolina)

TE: Noah West (East Tennessee State)

OL: Christian Coulter (Western Carolina)

OL: Reid Williams (Chattanooga)

OL: Israel Mukwiza (Mercer)

OL: Bryce Goodner (Chattanooga)

OL: Blake Whitmore (Western Carolina)

OL: Jason Swann (Wofford)

Second Team Defense:

DL: Joseph Mera (Samford)

DL: Matt Sochovka (Furman)

DL: Chris Morgan (Western Carolina)

DL: Sirod Cook (Furman)

DL: Jack Barton (Furman)

LB: Hayward McQueen Jr. (Western Carolina)

LB: Ken Standley (Mercer)

LB: Christian Dunn (VMI)

LB: Evan Eller (VMI)

LB: David Powers (Wofford)

DB: Fred Flavors (Samford)

DB: Dominick Poole (The Citadel)

DB: Kourtlan Marsh (Samford)

DB: Cam Sims (Mercer)

DB: Reuben Lowery III (Chattanooga)

DB: Clay Fields III (Chattanooga)

Second Team Special Teams:

K: Ian Williams (Furman)

P: Trace Kelley (East Tennessee State)

RS: Wayne Anderson (Furman)

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