SWAC Announces 2007 Preseason Football Honors

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: July 25, 2007

SWAC BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — 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

NOTE: For a complete listing of the 2007 Preseason All Conference team please visit www.swac.org .