Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, Ole Miss receiver A.J. Brown and Southern Mississippi receiver Quez Watkins are among the 10 finalists for the Conerly Trophy.

The Conerly is given each year to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi. This is the 23rd year for the award, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 27 in Jackson. The featured speaker will be former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints star Deuce McAllister.

Brown won the Conerly Trophy in 2017.

Southern Mississippi wide receiver Quez Watkins catches the ball as Louisiana Tech cornerback Amik Robertson defends during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Susan Broadbridge/Hattiesburg American via AP)
Southern Mississippi wide receiver Quez Watkins catches the ball as Louisiana Tech cornerback Amik Robertson defends during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Hattiesburg, Miss. (Susan Broadbridge/Hattiesburg American via AP)

The other finalists for the award include Alcorn State quarterback Noah Johnson, Belhaven linebacker Denarrius Noel, Delta State quarterback Patrick Shegog, Jackson State kicker and punter Christian Jacquemin, Millsaps linebacker Chandler Coleman, Mississippi College running back Tiberias Lampkin and Mississippi Valley receiver/running back Booker Chambers.

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Source: The Associated Press

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