Southern wide receiver Lee Doss didn’t get everything he wanted this season.
He didn’t lead the Southwestern Athletic Conference in receiving yards or touchdowns. He and the Jaguars fell way short of winning the Western Division. And now, they’re waiting to learn the identity of their next football coach.
Still, Doss had a nice year for himself. Tuesday, voters rewarded him with a spot on the All-SWAC first team.
Doss, a former walk-on from St. Augustine High in New Orleans, led the conference with 5.9 receptions per game. He also ranked second with eight touchdowns.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound junior led the Jaguars with 65 catches for 698 yards.
Junior quarterback Dray Joseph easily led the SWAC in passing yards (2,511) and touchdown passes (25), but failed to make the first team. That honor went instead to Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterback Ben Anderson (2,121 yards, 15 touchdown passes).
Joseph was a second-team selection.
So, too, were three other Jaguars: senior offensive lineman Chris Browne, junior cornerback Virgil Williams and junior linebacker Anthony Balancier.
Browne, a Cleveland native, was a four-year starter at left tackle. Williams, a Shreveport native, had 62 tackles and two pass breakups; he also had 427 yards as a kickoff and punt returner. Balancier, another former walk-on from McDonogh 35 High in New Orleans, led the Jaguars with 68 tackles. He also had 41/2 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.