Eugene, Williams picked for top SWAC honors

Updated: August 1, 2003, 8:27 PM ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Grambling State quarterback Bruce Eugene was picked to repeat as the Southwestern Athletic Conference's offensive player of the year.

Southern cornerback Lenny Williams, meanwhile, was picked as the league's top defensive player Friday at SWAC media days. The All-SWAC teams were compiled in balloting by league coaches and sports information directors.

Each team received two votes and wasn't allowed to vote for its own player.

Eugene was the leading overall vote-getter and received 15 of the 18 votes cast for top offensive honors.

Williams is a three-time All-SWAC performer.

Alcorn State placed six players on the first team, while Grambling and Southern each had four first-teamers.

Here are the first- and second-team preseason All-SWAC units:


OL--Chris Bates, Jackson State

OL--Robert Louis, Alabama A&M

OL--LaDarien Strauss, Alcorn State

OL--Travis Martin, Miss. Valley St.

OL--Kevin Harris, Alabama State

TE--Jacob Wilson, Alabama A&M

WR--Tramon Douglas, Grambling State

WR--Tim Manning, Jackson State

RB--Kenneth Peoples, Southern

RB--Sidney Dumas, Alcorn State

QB--Bruce Eugene, Grambling State

P--Rashad Cyler, Alabama A&M ^DEFENSE=

DL--Bryan Williams, Alcorn State

DL--Deon Deboise, Jackson State

DL--Timothy Parham, Alabama State

DL--Perry Davis, Southern*

DL--Robert Watson, Texas Southern*

LB--Omega Logan, Alcorn State

LB--Dwan Wilson, Alcorn State

LB--Corey Stewart, Prairie View

DB--Lenny Williams, Southern

DB--Antoine Hill, Alabama State

DB--Tyrone Parsons, Alcorn State

DB--Octavious Bond, Grambling State

PK--Brian Morgan, Grambling State

KR--Ezra Landry, Southern

^Offensive Player of the Year=

Bruce Eugene, QB, Grambling St. ^Defensive Player of the Year=

Lenny Williams, DB, Southern ^SECOND TEAM= ^OFFENSE=

OL--Mynia Smith, Southern

OL--Jonathan Woodard, Alabama A&M

OL--Michael Smith, Miss. Valley

OL--Lunda Wells, Southern*

OL--Omar Ornelas, Texas Southern*

WR--Corvin Johnson, Alcorn State

WR--William Smith, Miss. Valley*

WR--Calvin Colquitt, Grambling State*

TE--Brian Jones, Ark.-Pine Bluff

RB--Timothy Boutte, Texas Southern

RB--Jeremiah Bonds, Alabama A&M

QB--Robert Kent, Jackson State

P--Glenn Wilson, Texas Southern ^DEFENSE=

DL--Brian Evans, Alabama A&M

DL--Eric Roach, Alcorn State

DL--Fernandez Shaw, Alabama A&M

LB--Damieon Collins, Miss. Valley

LB--Antoine Smith, Grambling State

LB--Jabari Greene, Southern

DB--O'Keefe Henderson, Miss. Valley

DB--Michael Daigre, Grambling State

DB--Lamont Woulard, Jackson State

DB--Henry Freeman, Alabama A&M

PK--Vincent Patrick, Texas Southern

KR--Corey Alexander, Texas Southern

*denotes tie

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