The Southwestern Athletic Conference announces its 2007 Preseason All-Conference Football Team with Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterback Chris Wallace and Southern defensive back Jarmaul George taking top honors. The team was selected by nominations and votes from the member schools’ coaches and sports information contacts along with selected members of the media.

Wallace, the 2006 SWAC Offensive Player of the Year, finished the season completing 129 of 211 pass attempts (61.1 completion percentage) for 2,023 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also rushed 73 times for 161 yards and two scores. He was third in the conference averaging 168.6 passing yards per game and was first in pass efficiency with a rating of 164.4.


George was a standout member of the Jaguar defensive unit in 2006. He ended the season with 51 total tackles (30 solo) along with 3.5 tackles for loss. He had five interceptions finished with 10 passes defended and a fumble recovery.

In the predicted order of finish in both the coaches/SID poll and the media poll, Alabama A&M and Arkansas-Pine Bluff were chosen to finish first in their respective divisions.

Coaches’ Predicted Order of Finish

(first place votes in parentheses)

Eastern
Division

Western
Division

Alabama
A&M (8)

83
pts

Arkansas-Pine Bluff
(13)

88
pts

Jackson
State

(10)

78

Grambling
State

60

Alcorn
State

(1)

51

Southern (4)

59

Mississippi
Valley State

40

Texas
Southern (2)

39

Alabama
State

33

Prairie View A&M

39

Media Predicted Order of Finish

Eastern
Division

Western
Division

Alabama
A&M

23

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

24

Jackson
State

20

Grambling
State

19

Alabama
State

15

Southern

16

Alcorn
State

11

Prairie View A&M

10

Mississippi
Valley State

6

Texas
Southern

6

2007 SWAC Preseason All-Conference Selections

Preseason Offensive
Player of the Year

QB

Chris Wallace

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6-1

205

Sr.

Kankakee,
Ill.

Preseason Defensive
Player of the Year

DB

Jarmaul George

Southern

6-1

190

Sr.

New
Orleans
, La.

First-Team Offense

OL

Lorenzo Breland

JacksonState

6-2

312

Jr.

Picayune, Miss.

OL

James Sanders

Alabama
A&M

6-0

255

Sr.

Indianapolis,
Ind.

OL

Ivora Hall

AlabamaState

6-2

328

Sr.

Memphis,
Tenn.

OL

Justin Telemaque

AlcornState

6-3

365

Sr.

Miami,
Fla.

OL

Thaddeus Coleman

MississippiValley State

6-8

310

Sr.

North
Chicago
, Ill.

TE

Charles Moody

Alabama
A&M

6-2

257

Sr.

Daleville,
Ala.

WR

Clyde
Edwards

GramblingState

5-10

175

Sr.

Houston,
Texas

WR

Jason Jones

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6-1

180

Jr.

Forrest
City
, Ark.

RB

Martell Mallett

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6-0

210

Jr.

Pine
Bluff
, Ark.

RB

Jay Peck

AlabamaState

5-11

200

Sr.

Columbus,
Ohio

QB

Chris Wallace

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6-1

205

Sr.

Kankakee,
Ill.

K

John Heflin

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

5-10

180

Sr.,

Dallas,
Texas

First-Team Defense

DL

Christopher Traylor

Alabama
A&M

5-10

214

Sr.

West
Point
, Ga.

DL

Ronald Green

MississippiValley State

6-0

300

Jr.

Tampa,
Fla.

DL

Derrick Gray

Texas
Southern

6-6

255

Sr.

Silver
Spring
, Md.

DL

Corey Clark

JacksonState

6-3

320

Jr.

Collins, Miss.

LB

Timothy Turner

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6-2

200

Jr.

Little
Rock
, Ark.

LB

Lee Robinson

AlcornState

6-3

225

Jr.

Gloster, Miss.

LB

Mike Boyd

Texas
Southern

6-3

250

Sr.

Brandywine,
Md.

DB

Zaire
Wilborn

GramblingState

6-0

200

Jr.

Houston,
Texas

DB

Jarmaul George

Southern

6-1

190

Sr.

New
Orleans
, La.

DB

Frank Moore

Alabama
A&M

5-11

189

Jr.

Etowah,
Ala.

DB

Jean-Pierre Marshall

MississippiValley State

5-11

175

Sr.

Highland,
Calif.

P

Rashan Cylar

Alabama
A&M

5-10

179

So.

Stone
Mountain
, Ga.

RS

Ulysses Banks

Alabama
A&M

5-10

195

So.

Birmingham,
Ala.

Second-Team Offense

OL

Darius Turner

Alabama
A&M

6-4

297

Jr.

Birmingham,
Ala.

OL

Cleveland
Collie

Prairie View A&M

6-2

280

Jr.

Royal Palm
Beach, Fla.

OL

Cobb Eshientendoho

Texas
Southern

6-4

295

Sr.

Miami,
Fla.

OL

Maurice Robinson

Prairie View A&M

6-3

310

Sr.

Crawford, Miss.

OL

Holmes Drayton

Texas
Southern

6-2

300

Jr.

Deerfield
Beach
, Fla.

TE

Marcel Frost

JacksonState

6-5

255

Jr.

Cleveland,
Ohio

WR

Gerard Landry

Southern

6-3

230

Sr.

Convent, La.

WR

Nate Hughes

AlcornState

6-2

180

Sr.

Macon,
Miss.

RB

Erik Haw

JacksonState

6-1

215

So.

Columbus,
Ohio

RB

Brent Wilson

Texas
Southern

5-11

180

Sr.

Silver
Spring
, Md.

QB

Brandon
Landers

GramblingState

6-0

200

Jr.

Monroe,
La.

K

Zack Gilarski

MississippiValley State

6-1

185

So.

King Kekoulike,
Hawaii

Second-Team Defense

DL

VincentLands

Southern

6-1

250

Sr.

Baton
Rouge
, La.

DL

Ledarius Anthony

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6-4

245

Jr.

Pine
Bluff
, Ark.

DL

Noel Alphonso

AlabamaState

6-5

230

So.

Tallahassee,
Fla.

DL

Idreas Abdur-Rashied

JacksonState

6-2

270

Sr.

Brandon,
Miss.

LB

Antonio Cooper

AlcornState

6-0

235

Sr.

Birmingham,
Ala.

LB

Daniel Brooks

JacksonState

6-4

240

Jr.

Jackson,
Tenn.

LB

Zach East

Prairie View A&M

6-1

240

Sr.

Houston,
Texas

DB

Lamar Herron

Texas
Southern

6-0

205

Sr.

Sacramento,
Calif.

DB

Steward Franks

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6-3

205

Jr.

Little
Rock
, Ark.

DB

Brandon Averett

AlabamaState

5-7

165

Jr.

Phenix
City
, Ala.

DB

John Keith

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

5-10

190

Jr.

Palmdale,
Calif.

P

Tim Manuel

GramblingState

5-11

256

Sr.

New
Iberia
, La.

RS

Nate Hughes

AlcornState

6-2

180

Sr.

Macon,
Miss.

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