SWAC Coach and Player's of the Year

Coach of the Year
Henry Frazier III - Prairie View A&M University

Henry Frazier III enters his seventh season as head coach of the Prairie View A&M University Panthers. He became the 30th head football coach in PVAMU athletic history on Dec. 22, 2003. On Dec. 12, 2009, Frazier completed the ultimate journey he began six years upon his arrival at Prairie View A&M as the Panthers captured their first Southwestern Athletic Conference Football Championship since 1964 following a 30-24 win over Alabama A&M in Birmingham, Ala. Prairie View A&M concluded the season with its second consecutive 9-1 record and posted an undefeated SWAC mark also for the first time since 1964. As a result of the historic season, the Panthers led the way with a conference-high nine All-SWAC selections including six first-team honorees. Prairie View also topped the charts in several statistical categories among SWAC teams as they led the league in scoring defense, pass efficiency, pass defense efficiency, third down and fourth down conversions. In the polls, the Panthers concluded the year with their highest ranking ever at No. 15 in The Sports Network FCS Top 25 poll, 19th in the NCAA’s FCS Coaches Poll, tied for first in the Black College Sports Page and second in the Sheridan and Boxtorow.com/BASN polls.

Offensive Player of the Year
KJ Black- Prairie View A&M University

When junior quarterback K. J. Black transferred into the Prairie View A&M football program during the winter of 2009, only a select few could imagine his arrival would trigger a storybook ending. A native of Louisville, Ky., Black played two seasons at Western Kentucky of the Sun Belt Conference before transferring to Prairie View A&M prior to spring practice in the winter of 2009. Locked in a quarterback battle during both spring and summer practices, Black began the season second on the depth chart. Black didn’t play in the team’s opener against Texas Southern on Sept. 5 and didn’t play in the first half against New Mexico State on Sept. 12. After falling down 14-3 to the Aggies, Black was inserted in the second half and sparked the Panther offense as he pulled the team to within three points of an upset over FBS foe New Mexico State. Three weeks later, Black was named the starter against Grambling State in the annual State Fair Classic in Dallas, Texas and cemented his position in the record books as he helped guide Prairie View to its first win over Grambling State since 1986. From that point, he never looked back as the Panthers won their next six games and finished SWAC play undefeated en route to clinching their first-ever berth in the SWAC Championship Game. In the championship game, Black was named Offensive MVP as he threw three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to their first SWAC Championship since 1964.

Defensive Player of the Year
Christain Anthony - Grambling State University

Led team and conference in solo tackles with 55...76 total tackles first among SWAC defensive lineman...recorded eight sacks and five interceptions...was named Preseason All-SWAC. SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, Preseason FCS All America Honorable Mention; SWAC Defensive Player of the Week (4 times), Louisiana Defensive Player of the Week (twice), FCS Player of Week, GSU Bayou Classic XXXVI MVP, Buck Buchannan Watch List. Associated Press 3rd team All-American, AFCA FCS Coaches All-American, HSRN All-American, SBN All-American, SBN Defensive player of the year, 100% Wrong Club SWAC player of the year , BTRC/BASN Defensive Player of the Year. 2008: Led Grambling’s defensive linemen with 46 tackles recorded 17 for a loss of 80 yards including sacks...had four pass breakups and two interceptions.

2008 Award Winners

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2004 Award Winners

2003 Award Winners

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