From SFA Athletics
NACOGDOCHES, TX (Press Release)- Stephen F. Austin head coach Clint Conque announced the signing of five junior college transfers, which will join the Lumberjack football program in 2016.
Four of the signees come to Nacogdoches from the Southwest Football Junior College Football Conference, including running back Kijana Amous and cornerback Aaron Foy from Navarro College, kicker/punter Troy Duran from Kilgore College and offensive lineman Josh Keith from Blinn College. The fifth is cornerback Trenton Perriman, joining the 'Jacks after playing at Golden West College in California.
“We’re excited to welcome these five players to our program and are looking forward to what they will bring,” Conque said. “They come from successful junior college programs and will fill some needs in all three phases. They are all quality young men that will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact this spring.”
Amous and Foy helped lead Navarro College to the SWJCFC championship game this past season as the Bulldogs posted a 7-4 record. Amous rushed for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns during his junior college career after running for over 3,700 yards and 51 touchdowns during his prep career at Mansfield Legacy High School.
Foy hails from up the road in Kilgore where he was a second team all-conference selection at Navarro College this past season with 38 tackles and eight pass breakups. Playing receiver in high school, Foy was a member of the 2013 Kilgore team that went 14-1 on the year and advanced to the 3A state championship game.
Duran spent the last year at Kilgore College, helping lead the Rangers to the SWJCFC championship and an appearance in the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl. He hit eight of his 11 field goals, including a long of 51 yards, while averaging 38 yards per punt.
Keith spent the past year at Blinn College, earning honorable mention all-conference honors on the offensive line for the Buccaneers. A native of Katy, he was a two-time first team all-state selection at Houston Christian High School, spending a year at West Texas A&M following his prep career.
Perriman spent the last two seasons in the California Community College Athletic Association, accumulating 71 tackles and three interceptions at both Golden West and Saddleback Colleges and being named an all-conference performer. A native of Miami, Florida, Perriman was a standout at Miami Northwestern High School during his prep career.
Each of the signees will add needed depth at each position as the Lumberjacks as SFA looks to fill needs, especially at cornerback, on the offensive line and in the kicking game. All five should compete right away for playing time and will be on campus as SFA begins its spring practice schedule.
The 2016 Lumberjack football schedule gets underway on Saturday, September 3rd, as SFA travels to Lubbock for a meeting with Big 12 foe Texas Tech. Stay tuned to SFAJacks.com and follow @SFA_Football on Twitter for the latest news heading into the 2016 season.
5-11 • 210 • Junior • Running Back
Mansfield, Texas (Legacy H.S./Navarro College)
Prior to SFA: Spent two seasons at Navarro College … Rushed for 1,140 yards and 12 touchdowns during his junior college career … Played just six games as a sophomore due to an injury … Member of Navarro College team that went 7-4 on the year, advancing to the SWJCFC championship game … Two star recruit (24/7 Sports) out of Mansfield Legacy High School … Rushed for 3,763 yards on 595 attempts (6.3 ypc) and 51 touchdowns … Also caught 25 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns … Helped guide the Broncos to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the regional finals … Coached by Chris Melson.
6-1 • 175 • Sophomore • Kicker/Punter
Longview, Texas (Spring Hill H.S./Kilgore College)
Prior to SFA: Spent one season at Kilgore College … Hit eight of his 13 field goal attempts, including a long of 51 … Also connected on 30 of 31 extra point attempts … Averaged 38 yards per punt (65 punts) with 12 inside the 20 and a long of 54 … Helped lead Kilgore to the Southwestern Junior College Football Conference championship over Navarro College, earning second team All-Southwest Football Conference honors as a punter … Member of C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl team … Attended Spring Hill High School … Went 9-of-11 on field goal attempts and 17-of-21 on extra points as a senior … Also averaged 38 yards per punt with a long of 69 … Coached by Mark Sartain.
5-10 • 180 • Junior • Cornerback
Kilgore, Texas (Kilgore H.S./Navarro College)
Prior to SFA: Spent two seasons at Navarro College … Finished with 38 tackles, an interception and eight pass breakups in 2015, earning second team All-Southwestern Junior College Football Conference honors … Split time as both a receiver and cornerback as a freshman in 2014 … Helped lead Navarro College to a 7-4 record, advancing to the SWJCFC championship game … Rated as the number three cornerback and number 11 overall prospect among Texas junior college ranks by 247 Sports … Three star recrtuit (24/7 Sports) out of Kilgore High School … Helped lead the Bulldogs to an undefeated district championship and a 14-1 record as a senior, falling to Carthage in the 3A state championship game … Two-time first team all-district selection … Coached by Mike Wood.
6-7 • 328 • Junior • Offensive Lineman
Katy, Texas (Houston Christian H.S./Blinn College)
Prior to SFA: Spent one season at Blinn C.C., starting 10 games on the offensive line for the Buccaneers … Honorable mention all-conference selection and member of honor roll … Began his career at West Texas A&M, spending one season … Two-time first team all-state selection at Houston Christian High School … Helped lead the Mustangs to an 8-4 record as a senior with a playoff appearance … Coached by Max Bowman.
5-11 • 180 • Junior • Cornerback
Miami, Fla. (Northwestern H.S./Golden West College)
Prior to SFA: Spent one season at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California … Spent his freshman season at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, both of which are members of the California Community College Athletic Association … Accumulated 71 tackles and three interceptions during his junior college career … Earned second team all-conference honors … Attended Northwestern High School in Miami, Florida ... Coached by Stephen Field … Nephew of former Miami and NFL wide receiver Brett Perriman.