American Urban Radio Networks announces 2013 SBN Sports Black College All-American Team

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South Carolina State senior linebacker Joe Thomas (48) was named (Courtesy Photo/SCSU Sports Information)

South Carolina State senior linebacker Joe Thomas (48) was named the “2013 SBN Sports Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year” (Courtesy Photo/SCSU Sports Information)

(Pittsburgh, PA) -American Urban Radio Networks and its partner, the Black College Football Hall of Fame are proud to announce the 2013 SBN Sports Black College All-American (BCAA) Team. They will be honored at the 40th Annual SBN Black College All-American Awards Reception Feb. 28,  in Atlanta, Georgia.

The SBN All-American Team and SBN’s 2013 Black College National Champion Tennessee State University Tigers will also be recognized during the Black College Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, March 1, in Atlanta, Georgia.

 The 2013 SBN All-American Team is led by seven players from Tennessee State and South Carolina State, respectively. The Tigers had four members of their championship team chosen while the Bulldogs had three players selected. Southern University quarterback Dray Joseph is the “2013 SBN Sports Doug Williams Offensive Player of the Year,” South Carolina State University linebacker Joe Thomas is the “2013 SBN Sports Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year” and Tennessee State University Head Coach Rod Reed is the “2013 SBN Sports Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year.”

Southern University quarterback Dray Joseph (10) and Alabama State defensive tackle Derrick Billups (96) look at eachother during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Montgomery, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Jay Sailors)

Southern University quarterback Dray Joseph (10) and Alabama State defensive tackle Derrick Billups (96) look at each other during a game in Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 9, 2013. Joseph was named “2013 SBN Sports Doug Williams Offensive Player of the Year,” (AP Photo/Jay Sailors)

 Dray Joseph, (6-0, 210, Sr., Edgard, LA) Southern University, “2013 SBN Sports | Doug Williams Offensive Player of the Year”

Joseph led Southern to an 8-4 record and its first SWAC Western Division crown since 2004. In 2013 he became the school’s all-time leading passer and finished the season with 3,236 yards passing and 27 touchdowns. Joseph passed for over 200 yards in 10 regular season games and in the Jaguars SWAC Championship Game win over Jackson State passed for 337 yards and three touchdowns.

 Joe Thomas (6-1, 230, Sr., Blackville, SC) South Carolina State University, “2013 SBN Sports | Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year”

Thomas recorded 116 tackles including 84 solo stops during the 2013 season. He also totaled 7.5 sacks, five pass break-ups, five quarterback hurries, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He was the MEAC’s Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award.

Tennessee State University Head Coach Rod Reed is the "2013 SBN Sports Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year." (Courtesy Photo TSU Sports)

Tennessee State University Head Coach Rod Reed was named “2013 SBN Sports Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year.” (Courtesy Photo TSU Sports)

Rod Reed, Tennessee State University, “2013 SBN Sports | Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year”

Reed led Tennessee State to their first Black College National Championship since 1982. He also led the Tigers to the FCS Playoffs for the first time since 1999 and the Tigers first post-season win since 1986, a 31-0 defeat over Butler.  Reed was named Tennessee State Head Coach in 2009 and as a former player was an SBN All-American during his senior season in 1988.

 The 2013 SBN Sports Black College All-American Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, Coach of the Year and National Championship Team will be honored at the 40th Annual SBN Sports Awards Reception February 28, 2014. They will also be recognized during the Black College Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony March 1, 2014, at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

 The SBN Black College All-American Awards recognizes and celebrates the academic and athletic achievements of student athletes who play football at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

                              

Position

Name School Height Weight Class Hometown
QB Dray Joseph Southern 6-0 210 Sr. Edgard, LA
RB Isaiah Crowell Alabama State 5-11 190 Jr. Columbus, GA
RB Arnold Walker Alcorn State 5-11 225 Sr. Atlanta, GA
WR Lee Doss Southern 6-2 180 Sr. New Orleans, LA
WR Deandre Cooper Prairie View A&M 6-3 215 Sr. Houston, TX
TE A.C. Leonard Tennessee State 6-4 245 Jr. Jacksonville, FL
OL Kadeem Edwards Tennessee State 6-4 290 Sr. Sanford, FL
OL Alex Monroe Bethune-Cookman 6-5 305 Sr. Jacksonville, FL
OL Michael Sabb Winston-Salem State 6-4 295 Sr. Raleigh, NC
OL Isaac Sampson Alcorn State 6-5 367 So. Mobile, AL
OL Chris Tolbert Tuskegee 6-4 308 Sr. Birmingham, AL
PK Anthony Prevost Hampton 5-6 160 Sr. Chesterfield, VA
DL Anthony Bass Tennessee State 6-2 230 Jr. Clarksville, TN
DL Andrew Carter South Carolina State 6-1 240 Jr. Hamlet, NC
DL Alex Glover South Carolina State 6-1 220 Jr. Charlotte, NC
DL Robert Simpson Mississippi Valley State 6-3 267 Sr. Gulfport, MS
LB Jer-ryan Harris Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-1 220 Sr. Memphis, TN
LB Lynden Trail Norfolk State 6-7 260 Jr. Miami, FL
LB Joe Thomas South Carolina State 6-0 230 Sr. Blackville, SC
DB Nick Addison Bethune-Cookman 6-2 180 Jr. Tampa, FL
DB Qua Cox Jackson State 6-0 185 Sr. Tuskegee, AL
DB Dexter Moody Albany State 6-3 200 Sr. Twin City, GA
DB Daniel Fitzpatrick Tennessee State 6-2 210 Jr. Fort Wayne, IN
P Bobby Wenzig Alabama State 6-2 180 Sr. San Diego, CA
RS Adrian Wilkins North Carolina Central 5-8 170 So. Forest City, NC

About American Urban Radio Networks

American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) is the only African-American owned RADAR rated radio Network Company in the United States. It is the largest network reaching Urban America with nearly 20 million listeners each week. Through four programming networks and its marketing division, American Urban Radio Networks reaches more African-Americans than any other medium in America and produces more programming than all other broadcasting companies combined. American Urban Radio Networks broadcasts 200 weekly news, entertainment, sports, and information programs to more than 300 radio stations nationwide. It is the only African-American broadcaster with a bureau in the White House. AURN has offices and bureaus in New York, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

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