Menefee Named First Team Defense, Football Places Eight on All-SAA Team

Menefee Named First Team Defense, Football Places Eight on All-SAA Team

SAA Release | 2018 SAA Football All-Conference Awards

ATLANTA - Announced by the Southern Athletic Association on Monday, eight student-athletes have been selected to the 2018 All-SAA Football team.

Lee Menefee was honored to the First Team Defense. Karim Antoine and William Phillips were named Second Team Defense. Honorable Mention Offense members include John Gaither, Micah Maes and Daniel Armagh, while Wesley Porter and Walker Weatherly collected Honorable Mention Defense.

Coming off an All-SAA First Team Defense selection a year ago, Menefee finished his senior campaign leading the SAA with 90 tackles as a linebacker.

The Guntersville, Ala. native wrapped up his career with 244 tackles, averaging 6.3 per game. 13 of those tackles were for a loss.

Antoine recorded a career-best 50 tackles as a member of the defensive line, 21 of those on his own. The Antioch, Tenn. native earns his first All-Conference nod.

After earning SAA Newcomer of the Year honors a year ago, sophomore William Phillips finished with 37 tackles, 26 of those solo tackles. The Nashville, Tenn. native forced two fumbles and picked off the opposing quarterback four times, tied for the second-most in the league.

Gaither becomes a four-year All-SAA selection, playing his entire career on the offensive line. The Cleveland, Tenn. native took most of the snaps from the center position in 2018 that allowed 27.7 points per game.

Maes started the 2018 season at wide receiver, but the junior also added punter and quarterback to his responsibilities by season's end. Earning his first All-Conference selection, the Pomona, Calif. native caught 497 yards, 10th-best in the SAA on 42 receptions and seven scores, fourth-best in the league.

Under center, Maes threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-30. On special teams, he averaged 32.7 yards per punt, sending the ball away 24 times. Three landed inside the 20-yard-line, and one was a touchback.

Armagh caught 131 yards as a tight end for Sewanee's offense and scored a touchdown. Averaging 7.7 yards per reception, the North Bethesda, Md. native's long of 23 yards resulted in a touchdown against Birmingham-Southern.

Porter concluded his sophomore season with five more tackles than his first season, stopping 56 times, 43 on his own for the defensive back. The Salisbury, N.C. native recorded 10 pass breakups, tied for the second in the conference, and two interceptions as he earns his second All-Conference nod.

Weatherly recorded 10 pass breakups, tied for second in the league. The Kingston Springs, Tenn. native finished three interceptions to go with 16 solo tackles and 20 overall.

Sewanee finished with a 4-6 record, and the team's four wins are the most in a season since 2013.

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