30-Year All-Sun Belt Teams- Football
ALL-TIME SUN BELT CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TEAM
ALL-TIME SUN BELT FOOTBALL PLAYER: Joe Greene, North Texas
A first-team All-American defensive end in 1968, Greene was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984. As a professional, Greene was a 10-time Pro Bowl Selection and helped the Pittsburgh Steelers capture four Super Bowl championships. He was a NFL Hall of Fame inductee in 1987.
ALL-TIME SUN BELT FOOTBALL COACH: Darrell Dickey, North Texas
Dickey has been named the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year every year the league has sponsored football, compiling a Sun Belt record of 25-1. His program has won 25 straight Sun Belt games, marking the second-longest current streak in the nation. Dickey has coached 36 fi rst-team All-Sun Belt Conference performers, more than any other coach. Additionally, North Texas is one of only 11 schools in NCAA history to win four consecutive conference football titles.
Name Position School
Bill Bergey LB Arkansas State
Maurice Carthon RB Arkansas State
Fred Barnett WR Arkansas State
Carlos Emmons DE Arkansas State
Ray Brown OL Arkansas State
Rashod Smith RB Florida International
Brian Lindgren QB Idaho
Brian Mitchell RB Louisiana-Lafayette
Played at UL Lafayette from 1986-89…Is the Cajuns' all-time leader in rushing (3,335) and scoring (286). Former NFL Pro Bowl selection had lengthy professional career, most notably as a kick returner with the Washington Redskins.
Jake Delhomme QB Louisiana-Lafayette
Played at UL Lafayette from 1993-96…Started 43 consecutive games en route to 9,216 passing yards and 64 TD's. Atop all Cajuns in passing yards, passing touchdowns (64) and pass completions (655). Led Cajuns to a 29-22 upset over No. 25 Texas A&M, as well as two Big West Championships. Currently starting QB for Carolina Panthers.
Brandon Stokley WR Louisiana-Lafayette
Played at UL Lafayette from 1995-98…First player in I-A history to average 100 yards receiving per game over a 4-year career. The Cajuns all-time leader in receptions (241), receiving yards (3,702) and receiving touchdowns (25). Currently a wide receiver for NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
Orlando Thomas DB Louisiana-Lafayette
Played at UL Lafayette from 1991-94…Was a two-time All-American. Led the nation in interceptions during his junior year. Finished his career with 347 tackles and 18 interceptions…Was a starting safety for NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
Keener Cagle QB/K Louisiana-Lafayette
Played at UL Lafayette from 1922-25… Only Cajun inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame… Historical documents indicate that he rushed for 1,048 yards and passed for 944 yards, scoring 93 points – a record that would stand at UL Lafayette for 64 years.
Alvin Dark QB/TB/K Louisiana-Lafayette
Played at UL Lafayette in 1943…Led Cajuns to an undefeated season and a victory in the Oil Bowl played on Jan. 1, 1944. Involved in 18 of the Cajuns' 24 points during the Oil Bowl – running for a score, throwing a touchdown pass, kicking three extra points and adding a 16-yard field goal.
Stan Humphries QB Louisiana-Monroe
Joe Profit RB Louisiana-Monroe
Steven Jyles QB Louisiana-Monroe
Wes Counts QB Middle Tennessee
Don Griffi n DB Middle Tennessee
Dwone Hicks RB Middle Tennessee
Steve Subia OL New Mexico State
Siddeeq Shabazz SS New Mexico State
Dario Aguiniga K New Mexico State
Joe Greene DE North Texas
Abner Haynes RB North Texas
Brandon Kennedy DL North Texas
DeWhitt Betterson RB Troy
Demarcus Ware DE Troy
Brock Nutter QB Troy
Chris Cooley TE Utah State