July 28, 2010
LAKE CHARLES, La. -
Twelve players from the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team have been named to the 2010 Preseason All-Southland Conference squad announced league officials Wednesday morning at the SLC Media Days in Lake Charles, La. The 'Jacks placed five players on the first team, led by three on the defensive side of the ball.
Senior quarterback Jeremy Moses is the team's lone first-team offensive selection. He is joined on the first team by defensive linemen Kenneth Charles and Sean Warren, linebacker Jabara Williams and return specialist Grayln Crawford.
A receiver from Palestine, Texas, Crawford also earned second-team recognition on the offense. Crawford is one of two Lumberjack players to receive mention at two positions, as junior Drew Nelson was named the second-team punter and placekicker. The other Lumberjacks to receive a second-team nod are running back Romonté Hampton, offensive lineman George Bias, linebacker Devin Ducote and defensive back Andre Banks.
A preseason All-America selection and a member of the Walter Payton Award Watch list, Moses enters his final season on campus as the school's all-time leading passer. He enters the 2010 campaign within striking distance of the league's all-time records in completions, yards passing, touchdown passes and total offense. Moses also has an outside shot of finishing his career in the NCAA's top 10 in all four categories.
Williams headlines a strong group of returnees on the defense. A member of the Buck Buchanan Award Watch list, Williams is coming off an All-America campaign that saw him finish among the league leaders in tackles, and help the SFA defense finish among the nation's leaders in sacks and tackles for losses in 2009.
A huge reason for the 'Jacks turnaround last season was the defensive line. Seniors Kenneth Charles and Sean Warren were stalwarts on the defensive front. Charles returns from a 2009 campaign that saw him earn second-team all-conference honors after posting 50 tackles, including 11 for losses and nine sacks. Warren earned honorable mention honors after a 37-tackle season that included 4.5 tackles for losses.