Grambling's Williams, Fobbs gain SWAC awards
(STATS) - Grambling State captured two of the Southwestern Athletic Conference's top individual awards Wednesday while it continues to prepare for the conference's ultimate prize Saturday.
SWAC offensive player of the year Johnathan Williams and coach of the year Broderick Fobbs will lead the No. 21 Tigers (9-2) in the SWAC championship game against defending champion Alcorn State (8-3) at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Williams, a graduate student, has passed for 2,910 yards and 36 touchdowns, while Fobbs has the Tigers playing in the title game for the first time since 2011.
Alcorn State shared in the postseason awards with all-purpose player Marquise Warford being named the conference's newcomer of the year.
Alabama State linebacker Kourtney Berry captured the defensive player of the year award and Mississippi Valley State wide receiver/kick returner Booker Chambers was named the freshman of the year.
SWAC POSTSEASON AWARDS=
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Johnathan Williams, QB, Grambling State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Kourtney Berry, LB, Alabama State
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Marquise Warford, AP, Alcorn State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Booker Chambers, WR/KR, Mississippi Valley State
COACH OF THE YEAR - Broderick Fobbs, Grambling State
ALL-SWAC FIRST TEAM=
QB - Johnathan Williams, Grambling State
RB - Johnta' Hebert, Prairie View A&M
RB - Lenard Tillery, Southern
OL - Isekelli Ongosia, Alcorn State
OL - Detonio Dade, Alcorn State
OL - Justin Miller, Grambling State
OL - Anthony Mosley, Southern
OL - Damian Love, Alabama State
WR - Chad Williams, Grambling State
WR - Daniel Williams, Jackson State
TE - Jordan Payne, Alcorn State
DL - Stacey Garner, Alcorn State
DL - Darien Moody, Alcorn State
DL - Javancy Jones, Jackson State
DL - Gabe Echols, Southern
LB - Kourtney Berry, Alabama State
LB - Damon Watkins, Alcorn State
LB - Willie Duncan, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
DB - Guy Stallworth, Grambling State
DB - Warren Gatewood, Alcorn State
DB - Danny Johnson, Southern
DB - Marquis Green, Mississippi Valley State
PK - Ryan Deising, Jackson State
P - Cory Carter, Texas Southern
RS - Willie Quinn, Southern