17 Ragin’ Cajuns named to Athlon Sports’ preseason All-Conference team

Athlon Sports released its annual preseason All-Sun Belt Conference football squad, highlighted by 17 University of Louisiana at Lafayette players.

The 17 includes five First Team selections and is tied with Appalachian State for the most selections in the conference.

Running back Elijah Mitchell and offensive lineman Max Mitchell earned First Team selections on offense, while linebacker Joe Dillon, punter Rhys Byrnes and punt returner Eric Garror earned First Team defensive and special teams selections.

Elijah Mitchell, a senior, ran for a career-high 1,147 yards and 16 touchdowns last season, with junior Max Mitchell helping to pave the way for his running lanes.

Left-handed quarterback Levi Lewis, coming off a spectacular junior season in which he tossed for 3,050 yards, 26 touchdowns and threw just four picks while rushing for another 195 yards and three touchdowns, earned Second Team offensive honors.

Running back Trey Ragas joined Lewis on the Second Team offense. Defensive lineman Zi’Yon Hill and safety Percy Butler nabbed Second Team defensive honors.

Third Team Offense
OL O’Cyrus Torrence

Fourth Team Offense
WR Jamal Bell
C Shane Vallot

Third Team Defense
DL Chauncey Manac
CB Eric Garror

Fourth Team Defense
LB Kris Moncrief
CB Asjilin Washington
S Kam Pedescleaux

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