Jamerson Blount, Samford, DB
Of note: A senior, Blount had 75 tackles, three interceptions and two fumbles forced last season.
Derrick Craine, Chattanooga, RB
Of note: Craine, a senior, set program records with 1,251 rushing yards and 230 rushing attempts last season and tied for the conference lead with 13 rushing touchdowns.
Keionta Davis, Chattanooga, DL
Of note: Davis, a senior, led the conference and tied for second in FCS play with 13 1/2 sacks and led the conference with 17 tackles for loss.
Karel Hamilton, Samford, WR
Of note: Hamilton, a senior, had 75 catches for 880 yards and four touchdowns last season.
Alex Lakes, Mercer, RB
Of note: Despite battling through injuries throughout his sophomore season, Lakes rushed for 692 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns.