(STATS) - Having swept into the SWAC Championship Game without a conference loss, Grambling State collected the biggest haul of postseason awards Thursday.
The Tigers earned nine All-SWAC first-team selections and three of the five individual awards with quarterback DeVante Kincade (offensive player of the year), defensive tackle Donovan McCray (defensive player of the year) and Broderick Fobbs (coach of the year).
Prairie View A&M wide receiver and return specialist Joshua Simmons was named the SWAC's newcomer of the year and Alabama A&M running back Jordan Bentley was the freshman of the year.
Grambling (9-1), which won the West Division title with a 9-0 record, will play Alcorn State (5-5), the East Division champ and two-time defending SWAC champion, Saturday in the championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Southern tied Grambling by also putting nine players on the All-SWAC first team. Adding in the second team, Grambling had the most overall selections with 14.
SWAC POSTSEASON AWARDS
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - DeVante Kincade, QB, Grambling State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Donovan McCray, DT Grambling State
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Joshua Simmons, WR, Prairie View A&M
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Jordan Bentley, RB, Alabama A&M
COACH OF THE YEAR - Broderick Fobbs, Grambling State
ALL-SWAC FIRST TEAM
QB - DeVante Kincade, Grambling State
RB - Lenard Tillery, Southern
RB - Martez Carter, Grambling State
OL - Justin Miller, Grambling State
OL - Terrell Lee, Southern
OL - Anthony Mosley, Southern
OL - Sam Baptiste, Alabama State
OL - Jamal Boulden, Southern
WR - Chad Williams, Grambling State
WR - Willie Quinn, Southern
TE - Dillion Beard, Southern
DL - Javancy Jones, Jackson State
DL - Aaron Tiller, Southern
DL - Donovan McCray, Grambling State
DL - Samuel Reese, Grambling State
LB - Arkez Cooper, Grambling State
LB - Darien Anderson, Alcorn State
LB - Kourtney Berry, Alabama State
DB - Guy Stallworth, Grambling State
DB - Danny Johnson, Southern
DB - Jameel Jackson, Grambling State
DB - Eric Foster, Alcorn State
PK - Eric Medina, Texas Southern
P - Eric Medina, Texas Southern
RS - Willie Quinn, Southern