A trio of 2014 All-SWAC performers were named to the 2015 STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team on Thursday.
Alabama State linebacker Kourtney Berry, Prairie View A&M running back Johnta Hebert, and Alcorn State tight end Jordan Payne were all listed.
Berry has led the SWAC in total tackles during his first two years grabbing over 100, including a SWAC-high 128 last season. He is a two-time First Team All-SWAC performer and has named to several pre-and post-season honors.Hebert returns as the team’s leader in several offensive categories. After coming off a productive 2014 season, he led the nation in all-purpose yardage with 225.3 yards per game and finished second in the SWAC in rushing with 1,063 yards.
Payne led all tight ends and Alcorn State in receiving last year. The 6-2 senior from Racine, WI hauled in 25 catches for 463 and five touchdowns. The first team All SWAC selection also helped lead the Braves to the team’s first ever SWAC football championship.