Bowie State redshirt sophomore Joshua Pryor is amongst six CIAA players named to the 2019 BOXTOROW HBCU Preseason All-America team. Other players from the conference included running back Tabyus Taylor and defensive back Sterling Hammond from Virginia Union; Tyeous Sharpe and Brandon Smith at punt returner and kick returner, respectively, of Fayettville State and Shaw linebacker Devon Hunt.
The CIAA player tabbed for the team are a Who’s Who’s of the conference with Brandon Smith (special teams) and Devon Hunt (defense) are returning CIAA Players of the Year; Joshua Pryor is the reigning Defensive ROY. Tabyus Taylor lead the conference in rushing, total yards and scoring while Tyeous Sharpe was the top punt return in the CIAA and Sterling Hammond was amongst the conference leaders in interceptions.
2019 BOXTOROW Preseason All-America Team
QB: Noah Johnson, Alcorn State, r-Sr., Tampa, Fla.
RB: De’Shawn Waller, Alcorn State, Sr., Atlanta, Ga.
RB: Taeyler Porter, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sr., Immokalee, Fla.
RB: Tabyus Taylor, Virginia Union, Jr., Hopewell, Va.
OL: Jean Cyriaque, Morehouse, Sr., Durham, N.C.
OL: Jodeci Harris, Southern, r-Sr., Plaquemine, La.
OL: Kevin Hall, Alcorn State, r-Sr., Prentiss, Miss.
OL: Mustaffa Ibrahim, Alcorn State, Sr., Ridgeland, Miss.
OL: Marcus Petiford, North Carolina A&T, Sr., Durham, N.C.
TE: Kendric Johnson, Alabama A&M, Jr., New Market, Ala.
WR: Jequez Ezzard, Howard, Sr., Union City, Ga.
WR: Kevin Greenhow , Central State, Sr., Columbus, Ohio*
WR: Chris Rowland, Tennessee State, Sr., Nolensville, Tenn.*
DL: Marques Ford, Bethune-Cookman, Sr., Gibsontonville, Fla.
DL: Joshua Pryor, Bowie State, r-Soph., Baltimore, Md.
DL: Jordan Lewis, Southern, Soph., Ocala, Fla.
DL: Justin Cates, North Carolina A&T, Gr., Goldsboro, N.C.*
DL: Darius Royster, North Carolina Central, r-Sr., Chesapeake, Va.*
LB: Austin Stephens, Miles, Sr., Mumford, Ala.
LB: Devon Hunt, Shaw, Sr., Rockingham, N.C.
LB: Amari Holloway, Alabama A&M, Sr., Pinson, Ala.*
LB: Solomon Muhammad, Alcorn State, Sr., Birmingham, Ala.*
DB: Sterling Hammond, Virginia Union, Sr., Caret, Va.
DB: Joseph McWilliams, Grambling, r-Sr., Baton Rouge, La.
DB: Qwynnterrio Cole, Alcorn State, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
DB: Ju’Anthony Parker, Prairie View A&M, Sr., Dallas, Texas
P: Chris Faddoul, Florida A&M, Jr., West Chapel, Fla.
PK: Gabriel Ballinas, Albany State, Jr., Guadalupe, Mexico
PR: Tyeous Sharpe, Fayetteville State, Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C.
KR: Brandon Smith, Fayetteville State, Jr., Red Springs, N.C