Hall of Fame
Reed, Tigers Lead the Way in SBN Postseason Awards


Courtesy: Tennessee State Sports Information  
Release: 01/23/2014
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Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee State football coach Rod Reed was named the 2013 SBN Sports Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year and four players were selected to the publication’s All-American team, more than any other school.

On offense, tight end A.C. Leonard and guard Kadeem Edwards represent the Tigers, while the defense is highlighted by Anthony Bass and Daniel Fitzpatrick.

Reed led the Tigers to their first appearance in the FCS Playoffs since 1999 and first postseason win since 1986.  The Tigers defeated Butler 31-0 in the first round before falling to Eastern Illinois in the second round.  The Tigers finished the season 10-4 and second in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Leonard finished second on the Tigers with 34 receptions and 441 yards for an average of 13 yards per catch. The junior also added five touchdowns, placing him third on the squad.

Edwards was selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Team for the third consecutive time following a season in which he started 13 games at left guard. The four-year starter will represent TSU in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl on Jan. 25.

Bass was named OVC Defensive Player of the Year after recording 10 sacks, 34 stops and 14.5 tackles for loss. The junior also forced and recovered a pair of fumbles on the campaign.

Fitzpatrick anchored a secondary that ranked third nationally in total passes intercepted (21) and a defense that was sixth nationally in total defense (296.9 yards/game) and seventh in scoring defense (18.1 points/game).The strong safety finished the year with 75 tackles (52 solo), 5.5 TFL and eight pass breakups and ranked first nationally in total interceptions with eight.

All five of the Tigers will be recognized during the Black College Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, March 1, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga­.

 

Position

Name

School

Height

Weight

Class

Hometown

QB

Dray Joseph

Southern

6-0

210

Sr.

Edgard, LA

RB

Isaiah Crowell

Alabama State

5-11

190

Jr.

Columbus, GA

RB

Arnold Walker

Alcorn State

5-11

225

Sr.

Atlanta, GA

WR

Lee Doss

Southern

6-2

180

Sr.

New Orleans, LA

WR

Deandre Cooper

Prairie View A&M

6-3

215

Sr.

Houston, TX

TE

A.C. Leonard

Tennessee State

6-4

245

Jr.

Jacksonville, FL

OL

Kadeem Edwards

Tennessee State

6-4

290

Sr.

Sanford, FL

OL

Alex Monroe

Bethune-Cookman

6-5

305

Sr.

Jacksonville, FL

OL

Michael Sabb

Winston-Salem

6-4

295

Sr.

Raleigh, NC

OL

Isaac Sampson

Alcorn State

6-5

367

So.

Mobile, AL

OL

Chris Tolbert

Tuskegee

6-4

308

Sr.

Birmingham, AL

PK

Anthony Prevost

Hampton

5-6

160

Sr.

Chesterfield, VA

DL

Anthony Bass

Tennessee State

6-2

230

Jr.

Clarksville, TN

DL

Andrew Carter

South Carolina State

6-1

240

Jr.

Hamlet, NC

DL

Alex Glover

South Carolina State

6-1

220

Jr.

Charlotte, NC

DL

Robert Simpson

Mississippi Valley

6-3

267

Sr.

Gulfport, MS

LB

Jer-ryan Harris

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6-1

220

Sr.

Memphis, TN

LB

Lynden Trail

Norfolk State

6-7

260

Jr.

Miami, FL

LB

Joe Thomas

South Carolina State

6-0

230

Sr.

Blackville, SC

DB

Nick Addison

Bethune-Cookman

6-2

180

Jr.

Tampa, FL

DB

Qua Cox

Jackson State

6-0

185

Sr.

Tuskegee, AL

DB

Dexter Moody

Albany State

6-3

200

Sr.

Twin City, GA

DB

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Tennessee State

6-2

210

Jr.

Fort Wayne, IN

P

Bobby Wenzig

Alabama State

6-2

180

Sr.

San Diego, CA

RS

Adrian Wilkins

NCCU

5-8

170

So.

Forest City, NC

 

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