Football players Qua Cox and Robert Simpson received All-Southwestern Athletic Conference preseason selections.
Cox led the league last season with five interceptions, closed out the year with 50 tackles and was named All-SWAC First Team. He led the Jackson State Tigers to a 7-5 record.
The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils finished 5-6 during last season while Simpson racked up tackles for loss with 22.5—good for second in FCS. He was named to the All-SWAC First Team defense at the defensive tackle position.
Cox is the No. 1 rank and Simpson was selected No. 4. Both players are also among JET magazine’s top players for 2013.