Pittsburgh, PA – In celebration of Black History Month, Sheridan Broadcasting Networks has announced the members of its 43rd SBN Sports Black College All-American (BCAA) Team. The News, Sports and Entertainment Network has been selecting Black College All-Americans since 1974 from the players who compete athletically at the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
It also annually recognizes the SBN Black College National Championship Team and SBN Coach of the Year.
This year's team is lead by five players from the SBN National Champion Grambling State Tigers and Head Coach Broderick Fobbs. The Southern University Jaguars and Tennessee State Tigers each placed three players on the team while several teams, including North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central and Tuskegee were represented by two players each. During February, individual members of the team will be featured daily on the Sheridan Broadcasting Networks website at www.sbnol.com.
Grambling State University Quarterback DeVante Kincade is the “SBN Sports Doug Williams Offensive Player of the Year”, South Carolina State University Linebacker Darius Leaonard is the “SBN Sports Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year”, Grambling State University Head Coach Broderick Fobbs is the “SBN Sports| Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year” and the Grambling State University Tigers are the “SBN Sports Jake Gaither National Championship Team”.
Kincade, Leonard, Fobbs and the Tigers will all be recognized for their accomplishments February 25, 2017, during the Black College Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia. Kincade and two other SBN All-Americans; North Carolina A&T University running back Tarik Cohen and Southern Jaguars University running back Lenard Tillery are also finalists for the Black College Football Hall of Fame's “Black College Football Player of the Year Award”.
|QB||Devante Kincade||Grambling State||6-1||190||Jr.||Dallas, TX|
|RB||*Tarik Cohen||North Carolina A&T||5-6||179||Sr.||Bunn, NC|
|RB||Lenard Tillery||Southern University||5-10||200||Sr.||Baton Rouge, LA|
|WR||*Chad Williams||Grambling State||6-2||193||Sr.||Baton Rouge, LA|
|WR||Nyme Manns||Bowie State||6-4||212||Sr.||Baltimore, MD|
|TE||Dillon Beard||Southern University||6-2||256||Sr.||Baton Rouge, LA|
|OL||Jessamen Dunker||Tennessee State||6-5||305||Sr.||Boynton Beach, FL|
|OL||Ja'que Polite||Winston-Salem State||6-5||300||Sr.||Ridgeland, SC|
|OL||*Carl Jones||North Carolina Central||6-2||285||Sr.||Nashville, TN|
|OL||Justin Miller||Grambling State||6-5||278||Sr.||Ruston, LA|
|OL||Brandon Parker||North Carolin A&T||6-7||299||Jr.||Kannapolis, NC|
|PK||Eric Medina||Texas Southern||5-11||198||Sr.||LaPorte, TX|
|DL||Bryant Frazier||Virginia State||6-2||270||Sr.||Glen Allen, VA|
|DL||*Javancy Jones||Jackson State||6-2||245||Sr.||Macon, MS|
|DL||Donovan McCray||Grambling State||6-3||265||Sr.||Baton Rouge, LA|
|DL||Whitney Richardson||Lane College||6-5||235||Sr.||Perkinston, MS|
|LB||Darius Leonard||South Carolina State||6-3||220||Jr.||Lakeview, SC|
|LB||Osband Thompson||Tuskegee||6-0||194||Sr.||Miami, FL|
|LB||David Smith||Morehouse||6-1||220||Jr.||Newport News, VA|
|DB||Ezra Robinson||Tennessee State||6-1||180||Sr.||Sarasota, FL|
|DB||*Guy Stallworth||Grambling State||6-3||215||Sr.||Gulfport, MS|
|DB||*Jonah McCutcheon||Tuskegee||6-2||186||Jr.||Mobile, AL|
|DB||Mike Jones||North Carolina Central||5-10||190||Jr.||Baltimore, MD|
|P||John Barron||Savannah State||5-11||180||Sr.||Marietta, GA|
|RS||*Willie Quinn||Southern University||5-5||150||Sr.||Miami, FL|
SBN COACH OF THE YEAR – Broderick Fobbs-Grambling State University
*2015 BCAA TEAM MEMBER