The Season: The best at every school

Georgia State: Albert Wilson, WR, 2013

71 receptions, 2,283 all-purpose yards, 9 TDs

Wilson made the 2013 All-Sun Belt team as both a wide receiver and all-purpose player in 2013. He broke his own school records for receptions, receiving yards, touchdown catches and all-purpose yards.


John Friesz

Idaho: John Friesz, QB, 1989

4,041 passing yards and 31 TD passes; averaged 367.4 YPG

After leading Division I-AA in passing yards, Friesz won the 1989 Walter Payton National Player of the Year Award. The first-team All-American's total passing yardage in 1989 still ranks first in school history.


Blaine Gautier

Louisiana Lafayette: Blaine Gautier, QB, 2011

3,444 yards of total offense, responsible for 26 TDs

Gautier set multiple school passing records and ranked 11th in the Sun Belt with 486 rushing yards in 2011. In the bowl game against San Diego State, Gautier set a school record with 492 yards of total offense.


Stan Humphries

Louisiana Monroe: Stan Humphries, QB, 1987

2,622 passing yards, 18 TDs

Humphries led Louisiana Monroe (then Northeast Louisiana) to a Division I-AA championship in 1987. He is one of just two Warhawks to have his number (No. 11) retired.


Charley Johnson

New Mexico State: Charley Johnson, QB, 1960

1,511 yards passing, 13 TDs

The future NFL quarterback led NMSU to an undefeated season and Sun Bowl appearance in 1960, becoming the first two-time Sun Bowl MVP when he completed 18 of 26 passes in a 20-13 win against Utah State.


Ross Metheny

South Alabama: Ross Metheny, QB, 2013

3,228 yards of total offense, 25 total TDs

Metheny led South Alabama to a 6-6 record in its first season as a full-fledged FBS program. The Virginia transfer led the Sun Belt in total offense at 269 yards per game and ranked third in passing (218.5 YPG).


Claude Mathis

Texas State: Claude Mathis, RB, 1997

1,593 rushing yards, 308 in one game

Mathis was named an All-American in 1997 after breaking the Southland Conference's single-season rushing record. He set numerous school records and posted its only two 300-yard rushing games.


Osi Umenyiora

Troy: Osi Umenyiora, DE, 2002

15 sacks, 20.5 tackles for loss

Teaming with fellow future NFL star DeMarcus Ware, Umenyiora dominated along the defensive line. He finished second in the nation in sacks and set a then-school record in tackles for loss.


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