FCS 2019 SWAC Awards

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Offensive Player of the Year: Felix Harper, Alcorn State

Alcorn State quarterback Felix Harper throws a pass against Savannah State.
Photo: Larry Hubbard|Alcorn State Sports Information

After helping lead the Braves to an eight-win regular season highlighted by a 6-1 mark in conference play, Alcorn State quarterback Felix Harper was selected as the SWAC Offensive Player of the Year. Harper took the league by storm this season after taking over as the Braves starter at quarterback. Harper tallied 29 touchdowns this season to go along with 167 completions, 2,387 passing yards good for a 167.9 efficiency rating. 

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Defensive Player of the Year: Keonte Hampton, Jackson State

Jackson State’s Keonte Hampton, a sophomore linebacker from West Point, Miss. was tabbed SWAC Defensive Player of the Year after racking up 106 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, and one forced fumble. Hampton ranks in the top five in the SWAC in total tackles, tackles per game (8.8 tpg), and sacks (4.5).

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Newcomer of the Year: Donnie Corley, Texas Southern

Texas Southern wide receiver Donnie Corley was selected as SWAC Newcomer of the Year after leading the league in receiving yards with 1,039 for the season. Corley amassed a conference leading 103.9 receiving yards per game and was the only receiver in the league to average over 100 yards per outing. He also tallied 72 total receptions (7.2 rpg) along with three touchdowns.

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Freshman of the Year: Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, Alabama A&M

Alabama A&M’s Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim was named the SWAC Freshman of the Year after ranking in the top five in the league in receiving yards (1004), receiving touchdowns (11), receptions per game (5.4 rpg), and receiving yards per game (91.3 ypg). Ibrahim was one of only three receiviers in the league to accumulate over 1,000 yards. f

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Coach of the Year: Fred McNair, Alcorn State

Fred McNair was named the SWAC Coach of the Year after leading the Braves to a sixth straight SWAC East Division crown.  Alcorn State concluded the SWAC regular season first in total defense, rushing defense, interceptions, offensive efficiency, and fourth down conversions.

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2018 SWAC Awards

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QB | RB | WR | TE | OT | OG | OC

Nat L. Faybian’s NFL Draft Players Position Rankings

DE | DT | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST

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