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SWAC announces preseason football predictions and all-conference teams

July 24, 2007

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its 2007 Preseason All-Conference Football Team with Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterback Chris Wallace and Southern defensive back Jarmaul George taking top honors. The team was selected by nominations and votes from the member schools’ coaches and sports information contacts along with selected members of the media.

Wallace, the 2006 SWAC Offensive Player of the Year, finished the season completing 129 of 211 pass attempts (61.1 completion percentage) for 2,023 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also rushed 73 times for 161 yards and two scores. He was third in the conference averaging 168.6 passing yards per game and was first in pass efficiency with a rating of 164.4.

George was a standout member of the Jaguar defensive unit in 2006. He ended the season with 51 total tackles (30 solo) along with 3.5 tackles for loss. He had five interceptions finished with 10 passes defended and a fumble recovery.

In the predicted order of finish in both the coaches/SID poll and the media poll, Alabama A&M and Arkansas-Pine Bluff were chosen to finish first in their respective divisions.

Coaches’ Predicted Order of Finish
(first place votes in parentheses)
Eastern Division Western Division
Alabama A&M (8)
83 pts
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (13)
88 pts
Jackson State (10)
Grambling State
Alcorn State (1)
Southern (4)
Mississippi Valley State
Texas Southern (2)
Alabama State
Prairie View A&M

Media Predicted Order of Finish
Eastern Division Western Division
Alabama A&M 23 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 24
Jackson State 20 Grambling State 19
Alabama State 15 Southern 16
Alcorn State 11 Prairie View A&M 10
Mississippi Valley State 6 Texas Southern 6

2007 SWAC Preseason All-Conference Selections
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
QB Chris Wallace Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-1 205 Sr. Kankakee, Ill.
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
DB Jarmaul George Southern 6-1 190 Sr. New Orleans, La.

First-Team Offense
OL Lorenzo Breland Jackson State 6-2 312 Jr. Picayune, Miss.
OL James Sanders Alabama A&M 6-0 255 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind.
OL Ivora Hall Alabama State 6-2 328 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
OL Justin Telemaque Alcorn State 6-3 365 Sr. Miami, Fla.
OL Thaddeus Coleman Mississippi Valley State 6-8 310 Sr. North Chicago, Ill.
TE Charles Moody Alabama A&M 6-2 257 Sr. Daleville, Ala.
WR Clyde Edwards Grambling State 5-10 175 Sr. Houston, Texas
WR Jason Jones Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-1 180 Jr. Forrest City, Ark.
RB Martell Mallett Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-0 210 Jr. Pine Bluff, Ark.
RB Jay Peck Alabama State 5-11 200 Sr. Columbus, Ohio
QB Chris Wallace Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-1 205 Sr. Kankakee, Ill.
K John Heflin Arkansas-Pine Bluff 5-10 180 Sr., Dallas, Texas
First-Team Defense
DL Christopher Traylor Alabama A&M 5-10 214 Sr. West Point, Ga.
DL Ronald Green Mississippi Valley State 6-0 300 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
DL Derrick Gray Texas Southern 6-6 255 Sr. Silver Spring, Md.
DL Corey Clark Jackson State 6-3 320 Jr. Collins, Miss.
LB Timothy Turner Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-2 200 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.
LB Lee Robinson Alcorn State 6-3 225 Jr. Gloster, Miss.
LB Mike Boyd Texas Southern 6-3 250 Sr. Brandywine, Md.
DB Zaire Wilborn Grambling State 6-0 200 Jr. Houston, Texas
DB Jarmaul George Southern 6-1 190 Sr. New Orleans, La.
DB Frank Moore Alabama A&M 5-11 189 Jr. Etowah, Ala.
DB Jean-Pierre Marshall Mississippi Valley State 5-11 175 Sr. Highland, Calif.
P Rashan Cylar Alabama A&M 5-10 179 So. Stone Mountain, Ga.
RS Ulysses Banks Alabama A&M 5-10 195 So. Birmingham, Ala.
Second-Team Offense
OL Darius Turner Alabama A&M 6-4 297 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
OL Cleveland Collie Prairie View A&M 6-2 280 Jr. Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
OL Cobb Eshientendoho Texas Southern 6-4 295 Sr. Miami, Fla.
OL Maurice Robinson Prairie View A&M 6-3 310 Sr. Crawford, Miss.
OL Holmes Drayton Texas Southern 6-2 300 Jr. Deerfield Beach, Fla.
TE Marcel Frost Jackson State 6-5 255 Jr. Cleveland, Ohio
WR Gerard Landry Southern 6-3 230 Sr. Convent, La.
WR Nate Hughes Alcorn State 6-2 180 Sr. Macon, Miss.
RB Erik Haw Jackson State 6-1 215 So. Columbus, Ohio
RB Brent Wilson Texas Southern 5-11 180 Sr. Silver Spring, Md.
QB Brandon Landers Grambling State 6-0 200 Jr. Monroe, La.
K Zack Gilarski Mississippi Valley State 6-1 185 So. King Kekoulike, Hawaii
Second-Team Defense
DL Vincent Lands Southern 6-1 250 Sr. Baton Rouge, La.
DL Ledarius Anthony Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-4 245 Jr. Pine Bluff, Ark.
DL Noel Alphonso Alabama State 6-5 230 So. Tallahassee, Fla.
DL Idreas Abdur-Rashied Jackson State 6-2 270 Sr. Brandon, Miss.
LB Antonio Cooper Alcorn State 6-0 235 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.
LB Daniel Brooks Jackson State 6-4 240 Jr. Jackson, Tenn.
LB Zach East Prairie View A&M 6-1 240 Sr. Houston, Texas
DB Lamar Herron Texas Southern 6-0 205 Sr. Sacramento, Calif.
DB Steward Franks Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-3 205 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.
DB Brandon Averett Alabama State 5-7 165 Jr. Phenix City, Ala.
DB John Keith Arkansas-Pine Bluff 5-10 190 Jr. Palmdale, Calif.
P Tim Manuel Grambling State 5-11 256 Sr. New Iberia, La.
RS Nate Hughes Alcorn State 6-2 180 Sr. Macon, Miss.


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