BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFB) - Southern running back Lenard Tillery has been named the SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
Tillery rushed for 1,211 yards on 197 carries last year, scoring 14 touchdowns for the Jaguars.
He was the only running back to average 100 yards or better a game, posting an average of 110.1 yards per contest.
Joining Tillery on the preseason SWAC first-team are quarterback Austin Howard, offensive linemen Anthony Mosley and Terrell Lee, tight end Dillon Beard, defensive back Danny Johnson and return specialist Willie Quinn.
Jaguars named to the second-team include defensive lineman CeaJae Bryant and linebacker Aaron Tiller.