Williams and Patton highlight Big South All-Conference Teams
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Williams led the Conference in solo tackles (70), forced fumbles (5), fumble recoveries (4), pass breakups (15) and passes defended (18), while Barnes led the Big South with a school record 1,347 rushing yards. Lee notched 105 tackles on the season, becoming only the second CSU player to have over 100 stops in a season. Patton’s Bulldogs went undefeated for the second consecutive season in the Big South, running their record to 7-0 in League play.
The Big South also announced the First and Second Team All-Conference selections and the All-Academic Team. The awards were selected by a panel consisting of head coaches, sports information directors and media representatives.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE: QB - Nick Roberts, Gardner-Webb; RB - Dre Barnes, Liberty; RB - Sean Mizzer, VMI; WR - William Andrews, Jr., Gardner-Webb; WR - Aaron Dunklin, Charleston Southern; WR - Lauren Williams, Liberty; TE - Danny McCoy, Charleston Southern; OL - Jamie Pridgen, Gardner-Webb; OL - Ryan Smith, Gardner-Webb; OL - Sam Brown, VMI; OL - Tom Smith, Liberty; OL - Clarence Wright, Charleston Southern.
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE: DL - Aaron Deberry, Liberty; DL - Vichael Foxx, VMI; DL - Jason Threat, Gardner-Webb; DL - Harold Wells, Gardner-Webb; LB - Jim Maxwell, Gardner-Webb; LB - Derik Screen, VMI; LB - Maurice Simpkins, Coastal Carolina; LB - Jonna Lee, Charleston Southern; DB - Mario Williams, Gardner-Webb; DB - Musa Sarki, VMI; DB - Aaron Sykes, Gardner-Webb; DB - C.J. Moore, Liberty; PK - Matt Sharpe, VMI; P - Graham Whitlock, Gardner-Webb; LS - Marlon Roman, Liberty; RS - Greg Williamson, Coastal Carolina.