SWAC Coach and Player's of the Year

Coach of the Year
Pete Richardson - Southern University

To play for championships, to graduate his players and to have a team whose members are well respected in society, both on and off the playing field, is the vision of success Southern University head football coach Pete Richardson has for his program. The success of the football program under Richardson has been well documented. Southern University has four, 11-win seasons and one 12 win season - the 2003 Championship season in Richardson's tenure. Southern University has won five conference titles under Richardson, including back-to-back-to-back crowns in 1997, '98 and '99; and the 2003 SWAC Championship, puts the Jags and Richardson back into the football fray, as Black College National Champions, all while posting a 97-34 overall mark under Richardson's guise. His 97 wins ranks him second in SU's history, only trailing the legendary, AW Mumford.

Offensive Player of the Year
Quincy Richards- Southern University

SENIOR SEASON (2003) Quincy Richards - One of 3 SU captains in 2003...Richard came out and put together the best single-season performance in the history of Southern University... He passed for 3,430 yards and 33 touchdowns (both school records)& He completed 257 of 390 passes, an astounding 66% of his throws & He finished 2nd in the nation in passing efficiency, and 10th in total offense... He also rushed for 221 yards, 3rd on the team, and a team high 11 touchdowns... He was named 1st team All-SWAC, SWAC Offensive Player of the Year, 3rd team Sportsnetwork All-America and 3rd team AP All-America& He was named the Doug Williams Sheridan Broadcasting Offensive Player of the Year, and becomes the first Southern Quarterback to garner All-American honors in 50 years.

Defensive Player of the Year
Lenny Williams - Defensive Back - Southern University

SENIOR SEASON (2003) Williams - one of three SU captains... Williams played and started in all 46 games in his career on the bluff. The three-time All-American and three-time first team All-SWAC Defensive Back, led the team in tackles with 87, tied for second in interceptions with 3, including a school record 98-yards return for a score against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. In the SWAC Championship Game, Williams rose to the occasion, making 9 tackles and recovering a fumble. Williams was chosen as SWAC Defensive Player of the Year... named 1st team American Football Coaches Association All-American... Named 3rd team AP All-American... 100% Wrong Club of Atlanta Defensive Player of the Year... Played in the East-West Shrine Game on January 10th in San Francisco.

2003 Award Winners

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