SWAC Preseason All-Conference Team

 Grambling RB Dawrence Roberts

Staff Report

College Sports Journal


BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the 2012 Preseason All-Conference football team on Monday at the annual Media Day event at the Birmingham  Marriott.

Grambling State running back Dawarence Roberts was chosen as the preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Jackson State defensive lineman Joseph LeBeau was tabbed preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

Roberts rushed for 1,102 yards in 2011, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. He scored eight touchdowns and averaged 110.2 yards per game.


Meanwhile, Lebeau was ranked in the top 10 in the SWAC in tackles last season with 75, He led the conference in tackles for loss and fourth in FCS with  24.5. He was also 2nd in FSC in Sacks: with 16.


In addition to his SWAC preseason laurels, Lebeau is a BSN 2012 Preseason 1st Team All-American, CFPA preseason watch list, In 2011, he was named SWAC Newcomer of the Year.

The preseason All-SWAC teams were selected by the league coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected members of the media.

Preseason All-SWAC 1st-team Offense

QB          Deaunte Mason, SR, Alabama A&M
RB          Kaderious Lacey, SR, Alabama A&M
RB          Dawrence Roberts, Grambling State
WR         Rico Richardson, SR, Jackson State
WR         Spencer Nelson, SR, Prairie View
TE           E.J. Drewery, SR, Jackson State
OL          Jamal Johnson-Webb, SR, Alabama A&M
OL          Terren Jones, SR, Alabama State
OL          Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluf
OL          Sanford Banks, Grambling State
OL          Zion Pyatt, SR, Jackson Stte

Preseason All-SWAC 1st-team Defense

DL           Joseph LeBeau, SR, Jackson State
DL           Carlton Jones, JR, Alabama State
DL           Ryan Love, SR, Prairie View
DL           Devon Carter, Grambling State
LB           Todd Wilcher, Jackson State
LB           Raheem Cardwell, Prairie View
LB           Jacarde Carter, Grambling State
DB          Kejuan Riley, Alabama State
DB          Qua Cox, Jackson State
DB          Saeed Lee, Alabama State
DB          Vernon Marshall, Alabama A&M

Preseason All-SWAC 1st-team Specialists

PK           Chance Wilson, Alabama A&M
P             Bobby Wenzig, Alabama State
RET        Terrance Lewis, Alcorn State

Preseason All-SWAC 2nd-team Offense

QB          Greg Jenkins, SR, Alabama State
RB          Arnold Walker, JR, Alcorn State
RB          Trey Bateaste, SR, Mississippi Valley State
WR         G'Alonzo Milton, SR, Alabama A&M
WR         T.C. McWilliams, SR, Alabama State
TE           Mike Berry, Southern
OL          Clint Marsh, Grambling
OL          Stephen Capler, SR, Jackson State
OL          Tre Glover, SO, Prairie View
OL          Chris Browne, Southern
OL          Justin Goodrich, JR, Alabama A&M

Preseason All-SWAC 2nd-team Defense

DL           Leployer Franklin, JR, Mississippi Valley St.
DL           Johnathan Billups, SR, Jackson State
DL           Jarvis Wilson, Prairie View A&M
DL           Tim Tillman, Alabama A&M
LB           Bill Ross, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
LB           Brandon Slater, Alabama State
LB           Jer-ryan Harris, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
DB          Naquan Smith, Grambling State
DB          Virgil Williams, Southern
DB          Casey Freeman, Alcorn State
DB          Tyree Hollins, Grambling State

Preseason All-SWAC 2nd-team Specialists

PK           Carlos Sanchez, Mississippi Valley State
P             Fabian Carter, Grambling State
RET          B.J. Lee, Jackson State