Southern running back Lenard Tillery and return specialist Willie Quinn were named to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities All-America team Tuesday.
Tillery, a junior from Baton Rouge who played at McKinley High School, had his second consecutive 1,000-yard season, finishing with more than 1,200 yards as he became the Jaguars career rushing leader.
Quinn, a junior from Miami who was also Southern’s leading receiver, returned four kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns as he became a repeat All-American.
Jaguars junior offensive lineman Anthony Mosley received honorable mention.
Grambling had three players – quarterback Johnathan Williams, offensive lineman Justin Miller and defensive back Guy Stallworth – on the All-America team.
Williams was named Southwestern Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in passing yards (2,910), total offense (296.8) and passing touchdowns (an FCS-leading 39). He has also rushed for 355 yards and four touchdowns.
Only North Carolina A&T, which had five All-Americans, had more than Grambling and Bowie State, which also had three.
Other SWAC All-Americans were Alabama State redshirt-junior linebacker Kourtney Berry, Alcorn State senior tight end Jordan Payne, Jackson State junior defensive lineman Javancy Jones and Texas Southern senior punter Cory Carter.
Tuskegee senior linebacker Jewell Ratliff, who’s from New Orleans and played at McDonogh 35, was named an All-American.
Former Glen Oaks High School running back Johnta’ Hebert (Prairie View) was one of seven SWAC players besides Mosley to receive honorable mention. The others were Grambling wide receiver Chad Williams, Alcorn State offensive linemen Detonio Dade and Isekelli Ongosia, Alabama A&M kick returner Octayvius Miles, Alcorn State defensive back Alcorn State Warren Gatewood and Mississippi Valley State defensive back Marquis Green, who’s a freshman from New Orleans and played at Landry-Walker High School.
The individual national awards will be announced next week.
The All-American team has been administered by national sports talk radio show FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW (BOXTOROW) since 2007. The voters are comprised of media members from around the nation that cover HBCU football.
Here are the complete teams:
QB: Johnathan Williams, Grambling State, Sr., Tampa, Fla.
RB: Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T, Jr., Bunn, N.C.
RB: Lenard Tillery, Southern, r-Jr., Baton Rouge, La.
OL: Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T, r-Soph., Kannapolis, N.C.
OL: Addison Hayes, Virginia Union, Sr., Savannah, Ga.
OL: Carl Jones, North Carolina Central, r-Jr., Nashville, Tenn.
OL: Justin Nester, Bowie State, Jr., Dayton, Md.
OL: Justin Miller, Grambling State, Jr., Ruston, La.
TE: Jordan Payne, Alcorn State, Sr., Racine, Wis.
WR: Nyme Manns, Bowie State, r-Jr., Baltimore, Md.
WR: TJ Mixon, Hampton, r-Jr., Charlotte, N.C.
DL: Javon Hargrave, South Carolina St., Sr., Salisbury, N.C.
DL: Javancy Jones, Jackson State, Jr., Macon, Miss.
DL: Marquis Ragland, North Carolina A&T, r-Jr., Fayetteville, N.C.
DL: Gabriel Sherrod, Delaware State, Jr., Perryville, Md.
LB: Kourtney Berry, Alabama State, Jr., Merrillville, Ind.
LB: Jewell Ratliff, Tuskegee, Sr., New Orleans, La.
LB: Austin Jacques, Johnson C. Smith, Sr., Springdale, Md.
LB: Deon King, Norfolk State, Sr., Reston, Va.
DB: C.J. Moore, North Carolina Central, Sr., Raleigh, N.C.
DB: Carlo Thomas, Johnson C. Smith, Soph., East Orange, N.J.
DB: Tony McRae, N.C. A&T, Sr., Laurinburg, N.C.
DB: Jonah McCutcheon, Tuskegee, r-Soph., Mobile, Ala.
DB: Guy Stallworth, Grambling State, Jr., Gulfport, Miss.
P: Cory Carter, Texas Southern, Sr., Raymond, Miss.
PK: Nick Christiansen, Miles, Soph., Clayton, N.C.
RS: Willie Quinn, Southern, Sr., Miami, Fla.
PR: Khris Gardin, North Carolina A&T, Soph., Morganton, N.C.
KR: Kendall Jefferson, Bowie State, Gr., Temple Hills, Md.
QB: Drew Powell, Livingstone
RB: Johnta’ Hebert, Prairie View A&M
OL: Detonio Dade, Alcorn State; Javarius Leamon, South Carolina State;
Anthony Mosley, Southern; Isekelli Ongosia, Alcorn State; Jac’Que Polite,
Winston-Salem State; Kelvin Shelton, Tuskegee; Torian White, Hampton
TE: Tammarrick Hemmingway, South Carolina State
WR: Jawill Davis, Bethune-Cookman; Chad Williams, Grambling State
DL: Michael Bloomfield, Winston-Salem State; Braysean Jones, Miles;
Anthony McDaniel, Bowie State; Paulin Miano, Virginia Union; Justin
Woods-West, Central State
LB: Darius Leonard, South Carolina State
DB: Marquis Drayton, Bethune-Cookman; Warren Gatewood, Alcorn State;
Marquis Green, Mississippi Valley State; Clim Robbins, Central State
PK: Nigel Macauley, North Carolina Central
PR: Curtis Pumphrey, Bowie State
KR: Octayvius Miles, Alabama A&M; Ryan Smith, North Carolina Central
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