Wright on all-conference team; Blue Raiders picked to finish 5thJuly 19, 2004 · MT Media Relations
Blue Raider wide receiver Kerry Wright was the only Blue Raider named to the preseason all-conference team. The East Point, Ga., native is coming off a record-breaking season in 2003 that saw him catch 73 passes for a school and conference record 1,280 yards. Wright also set a school mark with nine touchdown receptions.
"Kerry is coming off a super year and is very deserving," head coach Andy McCollum said. "He is a great representative of our university and we expect even bigger things out of him in 2004."
The poll and team was voted on by a panel of head coaches, media relations directors and media members covering the league.
Following is the preseason poll:
1. North Texas 159 (15); 2. Troy 116 (1); 3. New Mexico State 110; 4. Louisiana-Lafayette 107; 5. Middle Tennessee 94; 6. Utah State 75 (1); 7. Arkansas State 66; 8. Louisiana-Monroe 47 (1); 9. Idaho 36.
Sun Belt Preseason All-Conference: Offense
Offensive Line: Andy Brewster, Sr., North Texas; Bruce Hampton, Sr., Louisiana-Monroe; Junior Louissant, Sr., Troy; Steve Subia, Sr., NMSU; Hank Therien, So., Idaho. Tight End: Andy Blount, Sr., North Texas. Wide Receivers: Johnny Quinn, So., North Texas; Kerry Wright, Sr., Middle Tennessee. Quarterback: Scott Hall, Sr., North Texas. Running Backs: DeWhitt Betterson, Sr., Troy; Patrick Cobbs, Sr., North Texas.
Defensive Line:Adrian Awasom, Sr., North Texas; Evan Cardwell, Sr., North Texas; Ronald Tupea, Sr., Utah State; Demarcus Ware, Sr., Troy. Linebackers: Jimmy Cottrell, Jr., New Mexico State; Rich Glover, Sr., New Mexico State; Robert Watts, Sr., Utah State. Defensive Backs: Derrick Ansley, Sr., Troy; C.C. Brown, Sr., Louisiana-Lafayette; Jonas Buckles, Sr., North Texas; Chris Harris, Sr., Louisiana-Monroe.
Kicker:Sean Comiskey, Jr., Louisiana-Lafayette. Punter:Joel Stelly, Jr., Louisiana-Monroe. Return Specialist: Charles Estes, Sr., Louisiana-Monroe.
Offensive Player of the Year: Patrick Cobbs, RB, Sr., North Texas
Defensive Player of the Year: Adrian Awasom, DE, Sr., North Texas
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