Southern quarterback Austin Howard, offensive lineman Mosley Anthony, wide receiver Willie Quinn and running back Lenard Tillery have been named to the Black College Football Hall of Fame Player of the Year Award Watch List.
The award, named after inaugural Black College Football Hall of Fame inductee Deacon Jones, will be presented to the most outstanding college football player from a historically black college and university.
The SWAC led all conferences with 16 players, followed by the MEAC (14), SIAC (11), CIAA (8) and Independent (3).
Southern opens the season Saturday against ULM at 6 p.m. in Monroe.
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