Jefferson, Roberson Land All-America Nods
Jan. 25, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Stephen F. Austin receiver Cordell Roberson and defensive end Willie Jefferson have been named College Sports Journal Honorable Mention All-America announced CSJ Executive Director David Coulson Thursday evening. Jefferson recorded 36 tackles on the season, but was among the national leaders in sacks and tackles for losses. The Southland Conference single-game record holder for sacks finished the year with eight sacks and 11.5 tackles for losses. He also forced five fumbles on the year.
Jefferson was the 2011 SLC Newcomer of the Year after posting 15 sacks a season ago, and leaves Nacogdoches with 23 sacks and 26 tackles for losses in two seasons. He finished his career by being named the named the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Performer of the Year.
Despite missing two games due to injures, Roberson produced one of the best seasons in school history hauling in 77 passes for 1,006 yards and 10 touchdown receptions. The school's all-time leading receiver, Roberson leaves SFA as the conference all-time leader in touchdown catches (39), a mark which places him tied for 12th all-time at the FCS level. Roberson also set the league's second-best mark for receptions and receiving yards.
Roberson was one of 20 players named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List at the end of the season. The FCS version of the Heisman Trophy, Roberson is the second Lumberjack in the past three years to be named to the watch list.