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2017-18 Southern Pigskin All-Bowl Team

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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The best players from the 2017-'18 bowl season out of the ACC, SEC, and Sun Belt.

The top performers during the 2017-'18 bowl season from Southern Pigskin's FBS coverage area: ACC, SEC, and Sun Belt Conference.

OFFENSE

 QB

John Wolford, Wake Forest Threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns with another 68 rushing yards against Texas A&M in the Belk Bowl.

 RB

Sony Michel, Georgia Totaled 320 yards and four scores against Oklahoma and Alabama in the Rose Bowl and CFP National Championship.

 RB

Jalin Moore, App State Rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns against Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl.

 WR

Christian Kirk, Texas A&M Caught 13 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns against Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl.

 WR

Auden Tate, Florida State Finished with three scores and 84 yards on five receptions in the Independence Bowl against Southern Miss.

 WR

Damion Willis, Troy Scored twice on eleven receptions with 135 yards against North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl.

 TE

Tommy Sweeney, Boston College Found the endzone on one of his seven receptions for 137 yards against Iowa in the Pinstripe Bowl.

 OT

Beau Nunn, App State Paved the way for a 6.2 yard per carry average with no sacks allowed against Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl.

 OT

Isaiah Wynn, Georgia Allowed no pressures to Alabama in the CFP National Championship and helped Georgia to a 9.3 yards per carry average against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.

 OG

Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech Recovered a fumble and helped the Hokies to a five yards per carry average without surrendering any sacks, personally, against Oklahoma State in the Camping World Bowl.

 OG

John Phillips, Boston College Did not personally give up a sack and helped Boston College to more than four yards per carry in the Pinstripe Bowl against Iowa.

 C

Alec Eberle, Florida State Helped FSU to a 4.8 yards per carry average without giving up a sack against Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl.

DEFENSE

 DE

Raekwon Davis, Alabama Recorded ten tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, and an interception against Clemson and Georgia in the Sugar Bowl and CFP National Championship.

 DL

Caleb Fuller, App State Led App State with 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, and a QB hurry against Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl.

 DT

Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State Pressured Lamar Jackson eight times, with a sack, and a tackle for loss against Louisville in the Taxslayer Bowl.

 EDGE

Montez Sweat, Mississippi State Had a sack and led Mississippi State with three tackles for loss against Louisville in the Taxslayer Bowl.

 LB

Roquan Smith, Georgia Ended up with 24 tackles, a sack, and 3.5 tackles for loss against Oklahoma and Alabama in the Rose Bowl and CFP National Championship.

 LB

Mack Wilson, Alabama Totaled 18 tackles, two tackles for loss, a pass breakup, and a pick six in two games against Clemson and Georgia in the Sugar Bowl and CFP National Championship.

 LB

TJ Brunson, South Carolina Had 13 tackles and two crucial third down sacks against Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

 CB

Clifton Duck, App State Gave up just one reception and had a pick against Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl.

 CB

Deandre Baker, Georgia Allowed only three receptions with a pass breakup and an interception in two games against Oklahoma and Alabama in the Rose Bowl and CFP National Championship.

 CB

Jerome Smith, Georgia State Didn't allow any catches and had an interception against Western Kentucky in the Cure Bowl.

 S

Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State Had a team high eleven tackles, shared a tackle for loss, along with a pass breakup and three interceptions against Louisville in the Taxslayer Bowl.

 S

Terrill Hanks, New Mexico State Recovered a fumble to go with his ten tackles, two tackles for loss, sack, and pass breakup against Utah State in the Arizona Bowl.

SPECIAL TEAMS

 K

Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia Hit a game changing, career long 55 yard field goal against Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl and went 3/3 against Alabama in the CFP National Championship.

 P

Cameron Nizialek, Georgia Averaged 47 yards per punt with five downed inside the 20 yard line in two games against Oklahoma and Alabama in the Rose Bowl and CFP National Championship.

 KR

Jason Huntley, New Mexico State Returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score against Utah State in the Arizona Bowl.

 PR

Jessie Bates, Wake Forest Scored a 59 yard punt return touchdown in the Belk Bowl against Texas A&M.

 AP

Da'Ron Payne, Alabama Recorded eight tackles, an interception, and a receiving touchdown during the Sugar Bowl and CFP National Championship against Clemson and Georgia.