JSU, Alcorn, & MVSU honored on 2014 All-SWAC Football Team - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

JSU, Alcorn, & MVSU honored on 2014 All-SWAC Football Team

BIRMINGHAM (SWAC.org) – The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2014 all-conference teams Friday and saw the big winners spread across the league with two co-players of the year. First year Grambling State University head coach Broderick Fobbs was named Coach of the Year.

Malcolm Cyrus of Alabama State University and John Gibbs, Jr. from Alcorn State University shared co-offensive player of the year honors. Texas Southern's Darian Claibourne, and Mississippi Valley State's Quantavius Peterson shared newcomer of the year. Prairie View A&M University's Jerome Howard earned the defensive player of the year award, and western division champion Southern University's quarterback Austin Howard was named freshman of the year.

Gibbs led the Braves to an eastern division title and the team's first berth to the conference championship game. He completed 169-of-294 passes for a total of 2,237 yards, 18 touchdowns and has been intercepted only six times. His dominance in the air was only matched by his ability to leave the pocket as he grabbed a career-high 874 yards this season and another 11 touchdowns. He ranks third in the league in passing efficiency.

SWAC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

John Gibbs, Jr. (Alcorn State)

Malcolm Cyrus (Alabama State)


SWAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jerome Howard (Prairie View A&M)


SWAC CO-NEWCOMERS OF THE YEAR

Quantavius Peterson (Mississippi Valley State)

Darian Claibourne (Texas Southern)


FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Austin Howard (Southern)


FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QB John Gibbs, Jr. (Alcorn State)

RB Malcolm Cyrus (Alabama State)

RB Johntá Hebert (Prairie View A&M)

OL DeWayne Houston (Southern)

OL Zach Brown (Southern)

OL Isaac Sampson (Alcorn State)

OL Tre Glover (Prairie View A&M)

OL Damina Love (Alabama State)

WR Julian Stafford (Mississippi Valley State)

WR Willie Quinn (Southern)

TE Jordan Payne (Alcorn State)


FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL Arthur Miley (Southern)

DL Deion Roberson (Alcorn State)

DL Demarcus Berry (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

DL Darien Moody (Alcorn State)

LB Jerome Howard (Prairie View A&M)

LB Kourtney Berry (Alabama State)

LB Danny Brownell (Prairie View A&M)

DB Devon Francois (Alcorn State)

DB Najee Bright (Alabama State)

DB Warren Gatewood (Alcorn State)

DB Kevin Rucker (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)


FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

K Chris Barrick (Prairie View A&M)

P Corey Carter (Texas Southern)

RS Johntá Hebert (Prairie View A&M)


SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB Johnathan Williams (Grambling)

QB La Montiez Ivy (Jackson State)

RB Lenard Tillery (Southern)

RB Anthony Williams III (Alcorn State)

OL Demechery Hickingbottom (Alabama State)

OL Detonio Dade (Alcorn State)

OL Dillon Bonnet (Prairie View A&M)

OL Jonathan Smith (Jackson State)

OL Marcus Cook (Jackson State)

WR Daniel Williams (Jackson State)

WR Willie Young (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

TE Natron Brooks (Mississippi Valley State)


SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DL Anthony Lanier (Alabama A&M)

DL Edward Mosley (Alabama State)

DL Devohn Reed (Prairie View A&M)

DL Gabe Echols (Southern)

LB Damon Watkins (Alcorn State)

LB Willie Duncan (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

LB Ariane McCree (Jackson State)

DB Danny Johnson (Southern)

DB Avery Boykin (Mississippi Valley State)

DB Damond Jackson (Prairie View A&M)

DB Tray Walker (Texas Southern)


SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

K Ryan Deising (Jackson State)

K Haiden McCraney (Alcorn State)

P Haiden McCraney (Alcorn State)

RS Willie Quinn (Southern)

Powered by Frankly