1. DeVante Kincade, Grambling (2016-17)
DeVante Kincade arrived at Grambling in 2016 after transferring from Ole Miss and it did not take him long to find his footing in the conference. Kincade would pass for 2,999 yards and 31 touchdowns while adding 264 yards on the ground and 4 more touchdowns during a magical 2016 season for Grambling. He was named the 2016 SWAC Offensive Player of The Year and was the conference’s 1st team quarterback. Kincade would lead Grambling to a 12-1 overall record, a perfect 9-0 conference record, a SWAC Championship and a Celebration Bowl win, and a Black College Football National Championship. Not bad for a first-year starter.
Kincade would follow that up with 2,905 yards passing and 23 touchdowns to go with 408 yards rushing and six rushing touchdowns. This time he led the Tigers to an 11-2 overall record and 8-0 record in the conference. Kincaid would finish his career at Grambling with a perfect 17-0 record in SWAC play and a 23-3 overall record as a starter. Kincade would never taste defeat to any of his rivals and would lead Grambling to two straight SWAC Championships.
Kincade left Grambling with 6,133 passing yards, 56 passing touchdowns, 854 yards rushing and 11 rushing touchdowns etching his name among the greats from the legendary program in just two seasons.