• 5 from Ark. St. named 1st team All-Sun Belt


    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin has been named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year for the second straight year.

    The conference announced Wednesday that Aplin was selected in voting by conference coaches and members of the media after he led ASU to its second consecutive Sun Belt Conference title. The Red Wolves finished the season 9-3 overall and 7-1 in conference play and will play in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

    ASU receiver J.D. McKissic was named Freshman of the Year.

    Joining Aplin on the all-conference first team are running back David Oku, offensive lineman Zack McKnight, defensive lineman Ryan Carrethers and linebacker Nathan Herrold. McKissic is 1 of 4 Red Wolves named to the all-conference second team.

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