BATON ROUGE, LA. -- As the Jaguars prepare for the 2019 SWAC Championship Game. The Conference SID's and Head Coaches voted seven Jaguar players to the 2019 SWAC All-Conference Team.

Senior guard Jerimiah Abby was named 1st Team All-SWAC. Abby a four-year starter for the Jaguars prides himself in being a team captain and leader on the offensive side of the ball. 

Senior tackle Jodeci Harris and redshirt Junior running back Devon Benn were named 2nd Team All-SWAC. Harris was a pre-season selection this year and Benn is second on the team in rushing with 810 yards and seven touchdowns. 

The Jaguars defense had four players selected on 2nd Team All-SWAC Conference led by Senior linebacker Calvin Lunkins. Also Senior defensive end Joe Davis along with sophomore defensive end Jordan Lewis and redshirt sophomore cornerback Tamaurice Smith. Lunkins leads the team in tackles with 77, 5 QB hurries, 1.5 tackles for a loss of 27 yards and a pass break-up. Lunkins is the heartbeat of the Jaguars defense. Davis is fifth on the team in tackles with 37, nine tackles for a loss of 53 yards, five sacks for a loss of 50 yards, one interception and 2 QB hurries. Lewis leads the team in sacks with 7 for a loss of 66 yards, two forced fumbles, 25 tackles, one interception for a 95-yard touchdown and a fumble that was ran 74 yards for a score. Smith leads the team in interceptions with four, six pass break-ups, one QB hurry, and 26 tackles.

You can find the All-SWAC Conference Teams below:

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2019 SWAC Football Individual Award Winners  

 

Freshman of the Year: Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, Alabama A&M
Newcomer of the Year: Donnie Corley, Texas Southern

Defensive Player of the Year: Keonte Hampton, Jackson State

Offensive Player of the Year: Felix Harper, Alcorn State
Coach of the Year: Fred McNair, Alcorn State


2019 All-SWAC Football First Team Offense 

 

Position

Name 

Classification

School

Hometown 

QB

Felix Harper

Redshirt Junior

Alcorn State

Fairburn, Ga.

RB

Jordan Bentley

Senior

Alabama A&M

Guntersville, Ala. 

RB

Taeyler Porter

Senior

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Immokalee, Fla.

OL

Jerimiah Abby

Senior 

Southern

Atlanta, Ga.

OL

Mark Evans, II

Sophomore

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Houston, Texas

OL

Danny Garza

Junior

Prairie View A&M

San Antonio, Texas

OL

Atondre Smith

Junior

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Desoto, Texas

OL

Michael Ajumobi

Redshirt Senior

Alcorn State

Dallas, Texas

WR

Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim

Freshman

Alabama A&M

Miramar, Fla.

WR

Donnie Corley

Junior

Texas Southern

Detroit, Mich.

TE

Jordan Jones

Redshirt Senior

Prairie View A&M

Smackover, Ark.

 

2019 All-SWAC Football First Team Defense

 

Position

Name

Classification

School

Hometown

DL

Jason Dumas

Sophomore

Prairie View A&M

Vacherie, La. 

DL

Jalen Steward

Senior

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Memphis, Tenn.

DL

CJ Anderson

Senior

Jackson State

Hattiesburg, Miss.

DL

Marcus Cushine

Sophomore

Alabama A&M

Broward County, Fla.

LB

Solomon Muhammad

Senior

Alcorn State

Birmingham, Ala.

LB

Keonte Hampton

Sophomore

Jackson State

West Point, Miss.

LB

Tracy Thompkins

Senior

Mississippi Valley St.

Miami, Fla.

DB

Qwynnterrio Cole

Junior

Alcorn State

Memphis, Tenn.

DB

Joe McWilliams

Redshirt Senior

Grambling State

Baton Rouge, La.

DB

Drake Cheatum

Sophomore

Prairie View A&M

Mesquite, Texas

DB

Jaylen Harris

Redshirt Junior

Prairie View A&M

Round Rock, Texas

 

2019 All-SWAC Football First Team Specialist

 

Position

Name

Classification

School

Hometown

K

Spencer Corey

Junior

Alabama A&M

New Palestine, Ind.

P

Anthony Craven

Senior

Alabama State

Linden, Calif.

RS

Tyrin Ralph

Redshirt Junior

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

New Orleans, La.

 

 

 

2019 All-SWAC Football Second Team Offense

 

Position

Name

Classification

School

Hometown

QB

Aqeel Glass

Junior

Alabama A&M

St. Louis, Mo.

RB

Dawonya Tucker

Senior

Prairie View A&M

Terrell, Texas

RB

Devon Benn

Redshirt Junior

Southern

New Orleans, La.

OL

Trevoris Butler

Senior

Alabama A&M

Dothan, Ala.

OL

Cedric Dunbar

Sophomore

Jackson State

Natchez, Miss.

OL

Shonye Reams

Senior

Alabama A&M

Dothan, Ala.

OL

Kevin Hall

Redshirt Senior

Alcorn State

Prentiss, Miss.

OL

Jodeci Harris

Redshirt Senior

Southern

Plaquemine, La.

WR

Harry Ballard, III

Junior

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

St. Louis, Mo.

WR

Zabrian Moore

Junior

Alabama A&M

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

TE

Kendric Johnson

Redshirt Sophomore

Alabama A&M

New Market, Ala.

 

2019 All-SWAC Football Second Team Defense

 

Position

Name

Classification

School

Hometown

DL

Jordan Lewis

Sophomore

Southern

Ocala, Fla.

DL

Jerry Garner

Junior

Mississippi Valley St

Chunchula, Ala.

DL

Christian Clark

Redshirt Junior

Alabama State

Euclid, Ohio

DL

Joe Davis

Redshirt Senior

Southern

New Orleans, La.

LB

Armoni Holloway

Junior

Alabama A&M

Pinson, Ala.

LB

Calvin Lunkins

Redshirt Senior

Southern

New Orleans, La.

LB

Tre’Shaud Smith

Junior

Prairie View A&M

Centreville, Miss.

DB

Naytron Culpepper

Sophomore

Alabama State

Miami, Fla.

DB

Tamaurice Smith

Redshirt Sophomore

Southern

Mobile, Ala.

DB

Shawn Steele

Junior

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Arlington, Texas

DB

Jonathan Jones

Senior

Mississippi Valley St.

DeKalb, Miss.

 

2019 All-SWAC Football Second Team Specialist 

 

Position

Name

Classification

School

Hometown

K

Richard Garcia, III

Freshman

Texas Southern

Mesquite, Texas

P

Corey McCullough

Senior

Alcorn State

Louisville, Miss.

RS

Ezra Gray

Senior

Alabama State

Lynn Haven, Fla.

Up Next

The Jaguars will travel to Lorman, MS for the second straight year to face off with the Alcorn Braves for the Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship. The winner will head to the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta, GA and will take on the MEAC Champion, North Carolina A&T. The SWAC Championship game will air live on ESPNU and will broadcast live on KQXL, 106.5 with Chris Powers. Kickoff is set for 3 PM on December 7th.

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