Grambling shutout of SWAC Preseason All-Conference Teams

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SHREVEPORT, La (KMSS/KTAL) – Coming off a winning record both overall, and in conference play the Grambling Tigers will have an unexpected chip on their shoulder when their season begins February 27th against Prairie View A&M.

Not a single Tiger was selected to either the SWAC’s Preseason First or Second Team. Grambling and Arkansas Pine-Bluff are the only two institutions to not have a player selected to the conference’s offensive, defensive, or special teams preseason squads.

You can see the full preseason selections below.

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year- Felix Harper, QB, Alcorn State

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year- Keonte Hampton, LB, Jackson State

Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Football First Team Offense

PositionNameClassificationSchoolHometown
QBFelix HarperRedshirt SeniorAlcorn StateFairburn, Ga.
RBDevon BennRedshirt SeniorSouthernNew Orleans, La.
RBKeshawn HarperSeniorJackson StateMobile, Ala.
OLMark Evans, IIJuniorArkansas-Pine BluffHouston, Texas
OLDanny GarzaSeniorPrairie View A&MSan Antonio, Texas
OLAtondre SmithSeniorArkansas-Pine BluffDesoto, Texas
OLCedric DunbarJuniorJackson StateNatchez, Miss.
OLJohnathan BishopSenior SouthernBirmingham, Ala. 
WRAbdul-Fatai IbrahimSophomoreAlabama A&MMiramar, Fla.
WRHarry Ballard, IIISeniorArkansas-Pine BluffSt. Louis, Mo.
TEKendric JohnsonRedshirt JuniorAlabama A&MNew Market, Ala.

Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Football First Team Defense

PositionNameClassificationSchoolHometown
DLJason DumasJuniorPrairie View A&MVacherie, La.
DLJerry GarnerSeniorMississippi Valley StateChunchula, Ala.
DLChristian ClarkRedshirt SeniorAlabama StateEuclid, Ohio
DLMarcus CushineJuniorAlabama A&MBroward Ct., Fla.
LBArmoni HollowaySeniorAlabama A&MPinson, Ala.
LBKeonte HamptonJuniorJackson StateWest Point, Miss.
LBTre’Shaud SmithSeniorPrairie View A&MCentreville, Miss.
DBQwynnterrio ColeSeniorAlcorn StateMemphis, Tenn.
DBNaytron CulpepperJuniorAlabama StateMiami, Fla.
DBDrake CheatumJuniorPrairie View A&MMesquite, Texas
DBJaylen HarrisRedshirt SeniorPrairie View A&MRound Rock, Texas

Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Football First Team Specialist

PositionNameClassificationSchoolHometown
KSpencer CoreySeniorAlabama A&MNew Palestine, Ind.
PCaleb DarboneJuniorPrairie View A&MLake Charles, La.
RSTyrin RalphRedshirt SeniorArkansas-Pine BluffNew Orleans, La.

Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Football Second Team Offense

PositionNameClassificationSchoolHometown
QBAqeel GlassSeniorAlabama A&MSt. Louis, Mo.
RBEzra GrayRedshirt SeniorAlabama StateLynnhaven, Fla.
RBNiko DuffeySophomoreAlcorn StateTampa, Fla.
OLDexter Fuqua, IIJuniorAlabama A&MTanner, Ala.
OLJ’Atyre CarterSeniorSouthernWhite Castle, La.
OLDeJohn JonesSeniorPrairie View A&MGarland, Texas
OLJoseph MilburnSeniorAlcorn StateMansfield, Texas
OLWill ReadySophomoreAlcorn StateMansfield, Texas
WRZabrian MooreSeniorAlabama A&MTuscaloosa, Ala.
WRMichael JeffersonJuniorAlabama StateMobile, Ala.
TEKyland RicheySeniorJackson StateCedar Hill, Texas

Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Football Second Team Defense

PositionNameClassificationSchoolHometown
DLJordan LewisJuniorSouthernOcala, Fla.
DLXavier MitchellRedshirt JuniorArkansas-Pine BluffNew Orleans, La.
DLChris MonroeSeniorAlcorn StatePetal, Miss.
DLMichael BadejoRedshirt SeniorTexas SouthernMansfield, Texas
LBCaleb Carter  Redshirt Senior SouthernShreveport, La.
LBQuantravis KellyRedshirt SeniorAlabama A&MMontgomery, Ala.
LBStorey JacksonSeniorPrairie View A&MOlathe, Kansas
DBTamaurice SmithRedshirt JuniorSouthernMobile, Ala.
DBShawn SteeleSeniorArkansas-Pine BluffArlington, Texas
DBC.J. Holmes  Senior Jackson StateNew Orleans, La. 
DBJuwan TaylorSeniorAlcorn StateJackson, Miss.

Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Football Second Team Specialist

PositionNameClassificationSchoolHometown
KRichard Garcia, IIISophomoreTexas SouthernMesquite, Texas
RSEzra GraySeniorAlabama StateLynn Haven, Fla.

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