Updated by Dan on Sep 1, 2022

Sun Belt player salaries in the 2022 NFL season

What Sun Belt schools had the most and highest paid NFL players in 2022?
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College # Salary
1. Louisiana-Lafayette 6 $14.5M
2. Arkansas State 4 $14.2M
3. Georgia Southern 5 $9.1M
4. South Alabama 4 $8.8M
5. Southern Mississippi 7 $8M
6. Old Dominion 6 $7.4M
7. Appalachian State 7 $6.5M
8. Georgia State 3 $5.8M
9. Marshall 4 $4.9M
10. Troy 1 $3.9M
11. Texas State 1 $765K
12. Louisiana-Monroe 1 $660K

Appalachian State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Akeem Davis-Gaither Appalachian State Bengals LB $1M
2. D'Marco Jackson Appalachian State Saints ILB $994.2K
3. Colby Gossett Appalachian State Falcons G $965K
4. Shemar Jean-Charles Appalachian State Packers CB $930K
5. Demetrius Taylor Appalachian State Lions DT $858.3K
6. Jalen Virgil Appalachian State Broncos WR $857.5K
7. Thomas Hennigan Appalachian State Vikings WR $854.2K

Arkansas State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Demario Davis Arkansas State Saints OLB $9M
2. J.D. McKissic Arkansas State Commanders RB $3.5M
3. Chris Odom Arkansas State Browns DE $895K
4. Forrest Merrill Arkansas State Chargers DT $825K

Georgia Southern

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Younghoe Koo Georgia Southern Falcons K $4.9M
2. Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern Chiefs RB $1.3M
3. Matt Breida Georgia Southern Giants RB $1.2M
4. Kindle Vildor Georgia Southern Bears CB $901.4K
5. Tyler Bass Georgia Southern Bills K $869.8K

Georgia State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Wil Lutz Georgia State Saints K $4.1M
2. Chandon Sullivan Georgia State Vikings CB $1.8M
3. Penny Hart Georgia State Seahawks WR $16.8K


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Tracy Walker Louisiana-Lafayette Lions S $8.3M
2. Robert Hunt Louisiana-Lafayette Dolphins G $2M
3. Max Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette Jets T $1.1M
4. Percy Butler Louisiana-Lafayette Commanders S $1.1M
5. Kevin Dotson Louisiana-Lafayette Steelers G $988.5K
6. Elijah Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette 49ers RB $915.9K


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Josh Johnson Louisiana-Monroe Seahawks RB $660K


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Neville Hewitt Marshall Texans ILB $2M
2. Vinny Curry Marshall Jets DE $1.1M
3. Josh Ball Marshall Cowboys T $994.8K
4. Willie Johnson Marshall Jaguars WR $853.3K

Old Dominion

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Taylor Heinicke Old Dominion Commanders QB $2.4M
2. Zach Pascal Old Dominion Eagles WR $1.5M
3. Rick Lovato Old Dominion Eagles LS $990K
4. Oshane Ximines Old Dominion Giants OLB $863.2K
5. Isaac Weaver Old Dominion Chargers C $855K
5. Stone Smartt Old Dominion Chargers TE $855K

South Alabama

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Gerald Everett South Alabama Chargers TE $6M
2. Jalen Tolbert South Alabama Cowboys WR $1.3M
3. Kawaan Baker South Alabama Saints WR $787.5K
4. Jeremy Reaves South Alabama Commanders S $762.5K

Southern Mississippi

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Rakeem Nunez-Roches Southern Mississippi Buccaneers DT $2.5M
2. Nick Mullens Southern Mississippi Vikings QB $2M
3. Mike Thomas Southern Mississippi Bengals WR $1.1M
4. Quez Watkins Southern Mississippi Eagles WR $866.2K
5. Tarvarius Moore Southern Mississippi 49ers FS $837.8K
6. Tim Jones Southern Mississippi Jaguars WR $705K
7. Jamie Collins Southern Mississippi Patriots OLB N/A

Texas State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Aaron Brewer Texas State Titans C $765K


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Mario Addison Troy Texans DE $3.9M