Grambling leads SWAC postseason awards

(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.

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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

OFFENSE

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

DEFENSE

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

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Eric Medina, Texas Southern

P - Eric Medina, Texas Southern

RS - Willie Quinn, Southern

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