Conque Announces Five 2014 Transfers

Head coach Clint Conque announced five transfers who will join the SFA roster beginning this summer

June 2, 2014

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin head football coach Clint Conque has announced five additions to the 2014 Lumberjack football roster. The five transfers have enrolled in school and have begun summer workouts with the SFA football team.

“We’re very excited to add these young men to our initial signing class,” Conque said. “Each of them will have the opportunity to provide an immediate impact and add some competition at key positions. We’re looking to add one or two additional signees, and then we are eager to take advantage of the new NCAA legislation to spend some teaching opportunities during the summer months.”

On offense, SFA adds a pair of Division I FBS transfers in Michael Boddie and A.J. Jones. Boddie is an offensive lineman that spent three seasons at Missouri, serving as a member of the Tigers’ SEC East championship team. The Gilmer native was also an all-state selection and three-time all district honoree that helped lead the Buckeyes to a state championship as a junior.

Jones is a wide receiver that comes to Nacogdoches after spending one year at Iowa, utilizing his redshirt season. The Dallas native graduated from South Oak Cliff where he helped guide the Bears to a 19-3 record over his junior and senior seasons.

Conque also added some depth in the defensive secondary with three transfers. Hipolito Corporan joins the ‘Jacks after spending one season at Utah, appearing in 10 games as a true freshman for the Utes. The Houston native was a three year letterwinner at Westside High School, earning all-state honors as a senior.

Chip Jones and Alex Miller both come to SFA after spending two seasons as secondary teammates at Navarro College. Jones was an honorable mention all-conference selection that recorded 64 tackles and 12 tackles for loss as a sophomore. Jones graduated from Mesquite Horn High School where he was a first team all-district selection and was selected to play in the 2012 THSCA All-Star game.

Miller closed his Navarro College career with nearly 100 tackles, including 67 as a sophomore which ranked him among the top-100 in the country, complemented by four interceptions and eight pass breakups. The Allen native was a first team all-district selection for the Eagles, finishing his career with 110 total tackles.

Conque expects to add one or two more signees as SFA has returned to campus, participating in summer workouts as the countdown begins to the 2014 season. The Lumberjacks are 89 days away from the season opener at Big 12 foe Kansas State on August 30th and are 96 days shy of the 2014 home opener against Incarnate Word on September 6th.

Season tickets for 2014 SFA Football are now on sale through the SFA ticket office. Available season ticket packages will include Reserved Chair back and Reserved Bench seats. Stephen F. Austin football season tickets start at only $77.00 for the general public and $38.50 for Faculty/Staff. For more information you can call the Stephen F. Austin Ticket Office at 936-468-5225.

Michael Boddie
295 Jr. Offensive Lineman

Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer; Missouri)

Prior to SFA: Spent three seasons at Missouri, using two years of eligibility ... Played in a handful of games for the Tigers, suiting up for the Mizzou team that won the SEC East and played for the SEC Championship in 2013 ... Three year letterwinner at Gilmer High School ... Three-time all-district selection ... All-state selection as a senior ... Helped lead the Buckeyes to a state championship as a junior ... Member of Gilmer's state runner-up team as a freshman ... Coached by Jeff Traylor ... Also lettered in track and field, earning all-district honors in both the shot put and discus.

Personal: Son of Mark and Kathryne Boddie ... Majoring in business.

Hipolito Corporan
6-2 184 So. Defensive Back
Houston, Texas (Westside; Utah)

Prior to SFA: Played one season at Utah, appearing in 10 games with five tackles for the Utes ...Three year letterwinner at Westside High School in Houston ... Associated Press Class 5A second-team all-state as a senior in 2012 ... First-team all-district ... Houston Chronicle first-team all-Greater Houston and Top 100 Recruit ... Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year finalist ... 19 tackles (2 TFL), two interceptions, two pass breakups and a forced fumble in 2012 ... Led Westside High to the playoffs in 2011 and 2012.

Personal: Born Sept. 28, 1993 ... Son of Hipolito Corporan and India Rice.

A.J. Jones
6-2 205 R-Fr. Wide Receiver
Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff; Iowa)

Prior to SFA: Spent one season at Iowa, utilizing his redshirt season ... Three year letterwinner at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas ... Second team all-district selection as a senior ... Helped lead the Bears to a combined 19-3 record as a junior and senior, earning a playoff berth both seasons ... Team captain as a senior ... Hauled in 23 passes for 390 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... Coached by Emmett Jones ... Also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1995 ... Son of Herbert Jones and Krashawn Cloud ... Major is undecided.

Chip Jones
5-11 212 Jr. Safety
Mesquite, Texas (Horn; Navarro College)

Prior to SFA: Spent two seasons at Navarro College ... Played in all 12 games as a sophomore, finishing with 64 tackles, including 46 solo stops, ranking 63rd in the country ... Also tallied 12 tackles for loss, a sack and an interception, earning All-Southwest Junior College Conference honorable mention ... Two year letterwinner at Mesquite Horn High School ... Finished his career with 77 tackles, including 14 for loss and an interception ... Unanimous first team all-district selection as a senior ... Selected to play in THSCA All-Star game ... Coached by Rodney Webb.

Personal: Son of Richard Sr. and Lasandra Jones.

Alex Miller
6-1 196 Jr. Safety
Allen, Texas (Allen; Navarro College)

Prior to SFA: Spent two seasons at Navarro College, tallying nearly 100 tackles for his career ... Played in all 11 games as a sophomore, ranking 92nd in the country with 67 total tackles, including 32 solo stops, a pair of interceptions and eight pass breakups ... Also had a pair of interceptions as a freshman ... Two year letterwinner at Allen High School, finishing with 110 career tackles ... Unanimous first team all-district selection as a senior ... Helped lead the Eagles to an undefeated district championship and an 11-1 record as a senior ... Coached by Tom Westerberg.

Personal: Son of James and Tanya Miller.



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