The Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins was named the Southern Conference coach of the year today, and seven Bulldog players made all-conference teams chosen by league coaches and media.

Higgins, who led the Bulldogs to a 7-4 overall record and 5-3 mark in the league, was named coach of the year in media voting, and shared the honor with Samford’s Pat Sullivan in voting by the coaches.

Center Mike Sellers, a junior from Fort Dorchester High School, was the lone Bulldog to make the all-SoCon first team, both by media and coaches. He also was named winner of the league’s Jacobs Blocking Award.

Defensive end Chris Billingslea and punter Cass Couey were named to the second team by coaches and media, and cornerback Brandon McCladdie made the media’s second team.

Linebacker James Riley, defensive tackle Mitchell Jeter and defensive end Mark Thomas made the all-freshman team chosen by coaches.

2012 Coaches All-Southern Conference Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year – Eric Breitenstein, Sr., RB, Wofford

Co-Defensive Player of the Year – Jeremy Kimbrough, Sr., LB, Appalachian State

Co-Defensive Player of the Year – Davis Tull, So., DL, Chattanooga

Freshman of the Year – Sean Price, WR, Appalachian State

Jacobs Blocking Award – Mike Sellers, Jr., OL, The Citadel

Co-Coach of the Year – Kevin Higgins, The Citadel

Co-Coach of the Year – Pat Sullivan, Samford

First Team Offense

QB Jamal Jackson, Jr., Appalachian State

RB Jerodis Williams, Sr., Furman

RB Eric Breitenstein, Sr., Wofford

OL Mike Sellers, Jr., The Citadel

OL Dakota Dozier, Jr., Furman

OL Dorian Byrd, Jr., Georgia Southern

OL Ryan Dudchock, Sr., Samford

OL Jared Singleton, Jr., Wofford

TE Colin Anderson, Sr., Furman

WR Sean Price, Fr., Appalachian State

WR Aaron Mellette, Sr., Elon

First Team Defense

DL Josh Lynn, Sr., Furman

DL Dion Dubose, Sr., Georgia Southern

DL Brent Russell, Sr., Georgia Southern

DL Davis Tull, So., Chattanooga

DL Nicholas Williams, Samford

LB Jeremy Kimbrough, Sr., Appalachian State

LB Wes Dothard, Jr., Chattanooga

LB Alvin Scioneaux, Jr., Wofford

DB Demetrius McCray, Sr., Appalachian State

DB JJ Wilcox, Sr., Georgia Southern

DB Jaquiski Tartt, So., Samford

DB Darius Eubanks, Sr., Georgia Southern

First Team Specialists

PK Cameron Yaw, Sr., Samford

P Sam Martin, Sr., Appalachian State

RS Jerodis Williams, Sr., Furman

Second Team Offense

QB Thomas Wilson, Sr., Elon

RB Steven Miller, Sr., Appalachian State

RB Fabian Truss, Jr., Samford

OL Justin Ward, Sr., Elon

OL Jacob Kirschenbaum, Sr., Samford

OL Calvin Cantrell, Sr., Wofford

OL Tymeco Gregory, Jr., Wofford

OL Jake Miles, So., Wofford

TE Faysal Shafaat, So., Chattanooga

WR Andrew Peacock, Jr., Appalachian State

WR Kelsey Pope, Jr., Samford

Second Team Defense

DL Ronald Blair, So., Appalachian State

DL Chris Billingslea, Sr., The Citadel

DL Derrick Lott, Jr., Chattanooga

DL Tarek Odom, So., Wofford

LB Brandon Grier, Sr., Appalachian State

LB Rock Williams, Sr., Western Carolina

LB Mike Niam, Sr., Wofford

DB Troy Sanders, Sr., Appalachian State

DB D.J. Key, Jr., Chattanooga

DB Kadeem Wise, Jr., Chattanooga

DB Blake Wylie, Sr., Wofford

Second Team Specialists

PK Sam Martin, Sr., Appalachian State

P Cass Couey, Sr., The Citadel

RS Tony Washington, Appalachian State

All-Freshman Offense

Shaq Counts, OL, Appalachian State

Malachi Jones, WR, Appalachian State

Sean Price, WR, Appalachian State

Tracey Coppedge, RB, Elon

Reese Hannon, QB, Furman

Jordan Snellings, WR, Furman

Joe Turner, OL, Furman

Tony Philpot, TE, Samford

Jacob Huesman, QB, Chattanooga

Darius Ramsey, RB, Western Carolina

Troy Mitchell, QB, Western Carolina

All-Freshman Defense

Stephen Burns, DL, Appalachian State

Davante Harris, DL, Appalachian State

Mitchell Jeter, DL, The Citadel

James Riley, LB, The Citadel

Mark Thomas, DE, The Citadel

Reggie Thomas, DB, Furman

Patrick Flowe, LB, Georgia Southern

James Bradberry, DB, Samford

Trey Wesley, DB, Samford

Sertonuse Harris, DB, Western Carolina

Jaleel Lorquet, DB, Western Carolina

All-Freshman Specialists

Alex Hanks, PK, Georgia Southern

Cam Flowers, RS, Wofford

Danny LaMontagne, LS, Furman

2012 Media All-Southern Conference Football Team

Roy M. “Legs” Hawley Offensive Player of the Year – Eric Breitenstein, Sr., RB, Wofford

Defensive Player of the Year – Davis Tull, So., DE, Chattanooga

Freshman of the Year – Sean Price, WR, Appalachian State

Wallace Wade Coach of the Year – Kevin Higgins, The Citadel

First Team Offense

QB Jamal Jackson, Jr., Appalachian State

RB Steven Miller, Sr., Appalachian State

RB Eric Breitenstein, Jr., Wofford

OL Mike Sellers, Sr., The Citadel

OL Dakota Dozier, Jr., Furman

OL Dorian Byrd, Jr., Georgia Southern

OL Ryan Dudchock, Sr., Samford

OL Jake Miles, Sr., Wofford

TE Colin Anderson, Sr., Furman

WR Sean Price, Fr., Appalachian State

WR Aaron Mellette, Sr., Elon

First Team Defense

DL Ronald Blair, So., Appalachian State

DL Brent Russell, Sr., Georgia Southern

DL Nicholas Williams, Sr., Samford

DL Davis Tull, So, Chattanooga

LB Jeremy Kimbrough, Sr., Appalachian State

LB Wes Dothard, Jr., Chattanooga

LB Rock Williams, Sr., Western Carolina

DB Demetrius McCray, Sr., Appalachian State

DB Troy Sanders, Sr., Appalachian State

DB Jaquiski Tartt, So., Samford

DB D.J. Key, Jr., Chattanooga

First Team Specialists

PK Cameron Yaw, Sr., Samford

P Sam Martin, Sr., Appalachian State

RS Jerodis Williams, Sr., Furman

Second Team Offense

QB Thomas Wilson, Sr., Elon

RB Jerodis Williams, Sr., Furman

RB Fabian Truss, Jr., Samford

OL Logan Daves, So., Georgia Southern

OL Jacob Kirschenbaum, Sr., Samford

OL Adam Miller, Sr., Chattanooga

OL Calvin Cantrell, Sr., Wofford

OL Ty Gregory, Jr., Wofford

OL (tie) Jared Singleton, Jr., Wofford

TE Faysal Shafaat, So., Chattanooga

WR Andrew Peacock, Jr., Appalachian State

WR Kelsey Pope, Jr., Samford

Second Team Defense

DL Chris Billingslea, Sr., The Citadel

DL Javon Mention, Jr., Georgia Southern

DL Dion Dubose, Sr., Georgia Southern

DL Derrick Lott, Jr., Chattanooga

LB Brandon Grier, Sr., Appalachian State

LB Jonathan Spain, So., Elon

LB Alvin Scioneaux, Jr., Wofford

DB Brandon McCladdie, Jr., The Citadel

DB Darius Eubanks, Sr., Georgia Southern

DB JJ Wilcox, Sr., Georgia Southern

DB Kadeem Wise, Jr., Chattanooga

Second Team Specialists

PK Adam Shreiner, Sr., Elon

P Cass Couey, Sr., The Citadel

RS Fabian Truss, Jr., Samford