SWAC lands three on STATS 2019 FCS Preseason All-America Team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team was released on Tuesday with a total of three Southwestern Athletic Conference football student-athletes earning selections.
The talented team of selections goes three squads deep and features 98 players from 60 schools with at least three selections from all 13 FCS conferences.
Also included were 34 players who were named 2018 postseason All-Americans, led by nine returning first-team selections.
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De'Shawn Waller – Alcorn State
– Waller rushed for 1,206 yards 12 touchdowns averaging 6.5 yards per carry last season 🔥. Alcorn State will have an explosive offense in 2019 and Waller is a big reason why. Him and Noah Johnson are a dynamic duo. pic.twitter.com/2dsQRlFR9x
— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) July 11, 2019
Alcorn State senior running back De’Shawn Waller along with fellow teammate senior linebacker Solomon Muhammad were selected as members of the second and third team respectively.
— Alcorn Sports (@BRAVESSPORTS) July 16, 2019
Muhammad was also named the 2019 SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year after an impressive junior campaign while Waller was a first team All-SWAC pick in the backfield.
Prairie View A&M senior defensive back Ju’Anthony Parker garnered a third team selection after also being tabbed a 2019 Preseason All-SWAC first team selection during the league’s preseason voting earlier this month.
About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.
Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.
Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
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