swac.gifOffensive Player of the Week
Chris Johnson, WR, Jackson State (6-3, 205, Sr., Jackson, Miss.)

Caught five passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.

Defensive Player of the Week
Jon Johnson, DE, Prairie View A&M (6-0, 240, Sr., Houston, Texas)

Tallied ten tackles (seven solo) along with one tackle for loss, three hurries and a sack.

Newcomer of the Week
Frank Warren, RB, Grambling State (6-0, 185, Fr., Pleasant Grove, Ala.)

Warren finished with 17 carries for 92 yards and two touchdowns … averaged 5.4 yards per carry with a long of 32 yards.

Specialist of the Week
Tim Manuel, P/K, Grambling State (5-11, 225, Sr., New Iberia, La.)

Averaged 43.1 yards on seven punts with a long of 51 yards while placing three inside the 20-yard line … also nailed a 45-yard field goal and made three PAT kicks.

DeMichael Dizer, Grambling State – three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, eight tackles
Marcellus Speaks, Jackson State – 11 tackles, one tackles for loss
Brett Bennett, Jackson State – five punts, 46.4 per punt average, long of 55
Donald Babers, Prairie View – 119 all-purpose yards, one rushing touchdown
Pedro Ventura, Prairie View A&M – four punts, 43.0 per punt average, long of 55
Zach East, Prairie View A&M – 10 tackles (four solo), 1.5 tackles for loss
Nate Hughes, Alcorn State – six receptions, 52 yards, two touchdowns
Lester Mosley, Alcorn State – nine tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss
Raymond Webber, Arkansas-Pine Bluff – six receptions, 109 yards, touchdown
Derrick Gray, Texas Southern – seven tackles, pass breakup
Rechard Johnson, Alabama State – 10 tackles (five solo)
Jay Peck, Alabama State – 23 carries, 108 yards, touchdown


  1. Congrats to this week’s SWAC players of the week. A SPECIAL congrats to JSU’s wide receiver, Chris Johnson, for scorching Southern’s defensive backs with 160 yards on just five catches.

    Note: You can remove Southern’s name from the one loss TSPN poll.

  2. Congrats to PV. They have been consistently putting players in the weekly honor. Southern, don’t worry about the heat, that’s just PV breathing down your neck


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