Updated by Dan on Sep 1, 2023

Sun Belt player salaries in the 2023 NFL season

What Sun Belt schools had the most and highest paid NFL players in 2023?
How it works

College # Salary
1. Louisiana-Lafayette 8 $16.4M
2. Georgia Southern 7 $15.3M
3. Old Dominion 6 $13.3M
4. South Alabama 4 $10.9M
5. Arkansas State 3 $9.9M
6. Southern Mississippi 6 $9.6M
7. Appalachian State 8 $9M
8. Georgia State 3 $6.3M
9. Texas State 2 $5.6M
10. Marshall 5 $3.9M
11. James Madison 2 $2.2M
12. Troy 2 $2.1M
13. Coastal Carolina 1 $1M

Appalachian State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Sam Martin Appalachian State Bills P $2M
2. Kendall Lamm Appalachian State Dolphins RT $1.3M
3. Nick Hampton Appalachian State Rams OLB $1M
4. Akeem Davis-Gaither Appalachian State Bengals LB $1M
5. D'Marco Jackson Appalachian State Saints ILB $994.2K
6. Cooper Hodges Appalachian State Jaguars T $986.4K
7. Jalen Virgil Appalachian State Broncos WR $857.5K
8. Ryan Neuzil Appalachian State Falcons C $787.5K

Arkansas State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Demario Davis Arkansas State Saints ILB $9M
2. Kirk Merritt Arkansas State Saints WR $882.5K
3. Chris Odom Arkansas State Browns DE N/A

Coastal Carolina

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Isaiah Likely Coastal Carolina Ravens TE $1M

Georgia Southern

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Tyler Bass Georgia Southern Bills K $5.1M
2. Younghoe Koo Georgia Southern Falcons K $4.9M
3. Matt Breida Georgia Southern Giants RB $1.4M
4. Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern Chiefs RB $1.3M
5. Kindle Vildor Georgia Southern Titans CB $901.4K
6. NaJee Thompson Georgia Southern Vikings CB $898.3K
7. Darrell Baker Jr. Georgia Southern Colts CB $787.5K

Georgia State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Wil Lutz Georgia State Broncos K $4.1M
2. Chandon Sullivan Georgia State Steelers CB $1.2M
3. Penny Hart Georgia State Falcons WR $1M

James Madison

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Aaron Stinnie James Madison Buccaneers G $1.4M
2. Mike Greene James Madison Buccaneers DT $832.5K


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 Rams G $988.5K
6. Andre Jones Jr. Louisiana-Lafayette Commanders OLB $985.1K
7. Elijah Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette 49ers RB $915.9K
8. John Stephens Louisiana-Lafayette Cowboys TE $899.3K


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Neville Hewitt Marshall Texans ILB $1.2M
2. Josh Ball Marshall Cowboys T $994.8K
3. Steven Gilmore Marshall Lions CB $903.3K
4. Nazeeh Johnson Marshall Chiefs CB $787.5K
5. Vinny Curry Marshall Jets DE N/A

Old Dominion

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Taylor Heinicke Old Dominion Falcons QB $7M
2. Zach Pascal Old Dominion Cardinals WR $2.3M
3. Nick Saldiveri Old Dominion Saints T $1.2M
4. Tre Hawkins III Old Dominion Giants CB $997.4K
5. Rick Lovato Old Dominion Eagles LS $990K
6. Stone Smartt Old Dominion Chargers TE $855K

South Alabama

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Gerald Everett South Alabama Chargers TE $6M
2. Jeremy Reaves South Alabama Commanders S $2.6M
3. Jalen Tolbert South Alabama Cowboys WR $1.3M
4. Darrell Luter Jr. South Alabama 49ers CB $1M

Southern Mississippi

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Rakeem Nunez-Roches Southern Mississippi Giants DT $4M
2. Nick Mullens Southern Mississippi Vikings QB $2M
3. Eric Scott Jr. Southern Mississippi Cowboys CB $1M
4. Jason Brownlee Southern Mississippi Jets WR $908.3K
5. Quez Watkins Southern Mississippi Eagles WR $866.2K
6. Tim Jones Southern Mississippi Jaguars WR $787.5K

Texas State

Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Aaron Brewer Texas State Titans C $4.3M
2. David Mayo Texas State Commanders OLB $1.3M


Name College NFL Pos Salary
1. Jake Andrews Troy Patriots C $1.2M
2. Shakel Brown Troy Titans DT $905K