After the best season in program history, the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns got a lot of love on Thursday by Lindy’s Sports with six players being named to the preseason All-Sun Belt team, including running back Elijah Mitchell, who was named Preseason Sun Belt Player of the Year.
Mitchell is coming off of a junior season where he became the sixth player in program history to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark with 1,147 yards and racked up 16 touchdowns.
The national publication also tabbed the Cajuns to win the Sun Belt West Division for the third straight season. Redshirt senior Joe Dillon and junior Rhys Byrns joined Mitchell in picking up First Team honors, while Levi Lewis, Trey Ragas and Zi’Yon Hill all landed on the Second Team.
Louisiana is set to open the 2020 season on Saturday, September 5, when it welcomes in-state foe McNeese State to Cajun Field.