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Texas Southern quarterback Jalen Brown is tackled by Southern defensive end Jordan Lewis for a loss on March 20, 2021 at BBVA Stadium in Houston.

First-team offense

QB: Aqeel Glass, Alabama A&M. RB: Ezra Gray, Alabama State; Jarod Sims, Southern. OL: Mark Evans II,

Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Brian Williams, Southern; Dallas Black, Southern, Dexter Fuqua, Alabama A&M; Ja’Tyre Carter, Southern. WR: Daylen Baldwin, Jackson State; Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, Alabama A&M. TE: Ethan Howard, Southern.

First-team defense

DL: Jordan Lewis, Southern; Marcus Cushnie, Alabama A&M; Christian Clark, Alabama State; Jalen Ivy,

Southern. LB: Keonte Hampton, Jackson State; Aubrey Miller Jr., Jackson State; Storey Jackson, Prairie View A&M, DB: Jalon Thigpen, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Irshaad Davis, Alabama State; Chase Foster, Southern; Caleb Brunson, Mississippi Valley State.

First-team specialists

K: Cesar Barajas, Southern. P: Cesar Barajas, Southern. RS: Tyrin Ralph, Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Second-team offense

QB: Skyler Perry, Arkansas-Pine Bluff. RB: Gary Quarles, Alabama A&M; Caleb Johnson, Mississippi Valley State. OL: Johnathan Bishop, Southern; Antearius Harrington, Alabama A&M; Jonathan Williams, Alabama A&M; Jeremiah Stafford, Southern; Noah Hayes, Arkansas-Pine Bluff. WR: Josh Wilkes, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Zabrian Moore, Alabama A&M. TE: Jeremy Brown, Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Second-team defense

DL: Andrew Ogletree, Alabama State; Michael Badejo, Texas Southern; Jason Dumas, Prairie View A&M; Jerry Gardner, Mississippi Valley State. LB: Kolby Watts, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Isaac Peppers, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Armoni Holloway, Alabama A&M. DB: Amari Holloway, Alabama A&M; Naytron Culpepper, Alabama State; Kenan Fontenot, Grambling; Jaylen Harris, Prairie View A&M.

Second-team specialists

K: Spencer Corey, Alabama A&M; P: Aubrey Grace, Alabama State; RS: Ezra Gray, Alabama State.

Player of the Year: Aqeel Glass, Alabama A&M

Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Lewis, Southern

Newcomer of the Year: Daylen Baldwin, Jackson State

Freshman of the Year: Ryan Nettles, Alabama State

Coach of the Year: Doc Gamble, Arkansas-Pine Bluff