The Grambling State University annual football banquet was held in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union Friday, February 19. Featured presenters included Douglas Porter, former GSU assistant coach, Wilbert Ellis, retired GSU head baseball coach and the coaches from the Grambling team.
Head coach Broderick Fobbs gave words of encouragement to the team and thanked them for their hard work.
Senior quarterback Johnathan Williams once again walked off with the Eddie Robinson Most Valuable Player Award during the 2016 Football Awards Banquet in the Black and Gold room of the Favrot Student Union.
At the 2015 banquet, the engineering technology major from Tampa was also presented the award.
Sophomore wide receiver Chad Williams of Baton Rouge earned the Charlie Joiner and Pitbull Awards while junior defensive back Guy Stallworth of Gulfport, Mississippi, captured the Buck Buchanan and Newcomer Awards.
Other award recipients included Martez Carter, sophomore running back/wide receiver from Monroe, Louisiana, who was awarded the Paul Tanker Award; Justin Miller, junior offensive lineman from Ruston—Melvin Lee Award; Jamison Goins, senior defensive lineman from Gulfport, Mississippi—Willie Davis Award; Arkez Cooper, junior linebacker from Mansfield, Louisiana—Linebacker Award; Nicholas Peoples, senior defensive back from Shreveport, Louisiana—Willie Brown Award; Marc Orozco, sophomore kicker from Denton, Texas; Henry Taylor, senior linebacker from Baton Rouge—Perseverance Award; Ja’Terious Pouncey, sophomore defensive back from Shreveport—Most Improved Award; Ka’Jandre Domino, senior wide receiver/running back from Baton Rouge—Academic Award; Trey Goins, junior offensive lineman from Richwood—Robert Piper Award; Dre’ Fusilier, junior running back from New Iberia, and Jevonta Williams, senior defensive lineman from Zachary—Robert Gee Award; and Orlando Calhoun, a sophomore linebacker from Lafayette, and La’Terious Pouncey, sophomore wide receiver from Shreveport—Scout Team Awards (defensive/offensive).
Recognized for making the All-SWAC first team were Johnathan Williams, Justin Miller, Chad Williams and Guy Stallworth. Johnathan was also Offensive Player of the Year and Coach Fobbs was Coach of the Year.
Second team All-SWAC members were Martez Carter, Chester Rogers, Michael Jolivet, Arkez Cooper Marc Orozco and Chris Basile.
Making the President’s list were Abubakarr Conteh, Percy Cargo, Jordan Powell, Jevonta Williams, Paul Nosworthy, Terence Brigham and Jonathan Wallace.
Named to the Dean’s List were La’Terious Pouncy, Johnathan Williams, Brandon Varner, Jamie King, Jarett Triplett, Isaiah Thomas and Darrell Woolen.
Honor Roll members included Donovan McCray, Christian Bailey, Ka’Jandre’ Domino, Derwin Butler, Dominique Leake, Koby Lee, Tyler Oliver, Ja’Terious Pouncy, Malcolm Williams, Christopher Johnson and Deaumante Johnson.
SBN All-Americans recognized were Johnathan Williams, Justin Miller, Chad Williams and Guy Stallworth.
Named to the All-Louisiana second team were Johnathan Williams, Justin Miller, Chad Williams and Guy Stallworth.