BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- A total of five Southwestern Athletic Conference football student-athletes have been named to the 2021 Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American Team.
The list includes 2021 SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Jordan Lewis. Joining him on the team are SWAC Preseason selections Keonte Hampton, Tyrin Ralph, and Markquese Bell. Florida A&M wide receiver Xavier Smith was also tabbed as a member of the team.
All 15 FCS conferences and 60 schools are represented among the 120 All-Americans, who are split into three 40-player teams. Over 80% of the players earned a spot on a previous Stats Perform preseason or postseason All-America squad.
2021 Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American Team
DL – Jordan Lewis, Southern (1st Team)
DB – Markquese Bell, Florida A&M (1st Team)
PR – Tyrin Ralph, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2nd Team)
WR – Xavier Smith, Florida A&M (3rd Team)
LB – Keonte Hampton, Jackson State (3rd Team)
About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.
Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.
Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.
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