Monday, November 17, 2014

SIAC and CIAA All-Conference Football Teams Named


Over the weekend, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association named their best on the football field this season.

In the SIAC, Fort Valley State linebacker Anthony Furr was named the conference's Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year.  Furr led the SIAC in tackles with 108, had 16.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.  He was twice named the SIAC Player of the Week this season.

Jarvis Small of Albany State led the SIAC in rushing with 1,129 yards in being named Offensive Player of the Year.  Small had 12 touchdowns and has seven straight games of at least 100 yards rushing.

SIAC Newcomer of the Year is Cameron Stover of Stillman. Stover led the conference in passing with 2,136 yards for 237 yards a game, and in total offense with 2,260 yards this season.  Stover threw 19 touchdowns.

Co-Freshmen of the Year went to Clark Atlanta Terrence Montgomery, who had 51 tackles, and Osband Thompson of Tuskegee, who had 63 tackles this year.

Coach of the Year honors are shared by Albany State's Mike White and Tuskegee's Willie Slater.  White's team finished 2014 with a 7-2 record, including a 7-0 regular season conference record and a second-consecutive championship game appearance.  Slater's team won the SIAC title and heads to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second straight year after a 8-2 overall record and 7-0 SIAC regular season mark.

Here is the entire SIAC All-Conference team:

SIAC Football Player of the Year (MVP)
LeRon Furr (Fort Valley State)

Offensive Player of the Year
Jarvis Small (Albany State)

Defensive Player of the Year
LeRon Furr (Fort Valley State)

Newcomer of the Year
Cameron Stover (Benedict)

Co Freshman of the Year
Terrance Montgomery (Clark Atlanta)
Osband Thompson (Tuskegee)

Co Coach of the Year
Mike "James" White (Albany State)
Willie Slater (Tuskegee)

Josh Straughan Stillman QB Cameron Stover Benedict
Jarvis Small Albany State RB Jovontae Thurmon Stillman
Jacquise Lockett Kentucky State RB Hoderick Lowe Tuskegee
Drelon Freeman Fort Valley State WR Kendariss Brown Benedict
Antonio Pitts Miles WR Dondre Purnell Stillman
Tahj Dent Tuskegee TE Zach Thomas Central State
Jamil McKenzie Tuskegee OL Danny Bunch Albany State
Matthew Reese Tuskegee OL Javoris Wilburn Albany State
Darrius Moore Tuskegee OL Tyree Bell Stillman
Victor Moli Albany State OL Eddie Thomas Miles
Terrence Owens Miles OL Brandon Baker Fort Valley State
Braysean Jones Miles DL Jack Ndem Albany State
Artrell McMillan Central State DL Grover Stewart Albany State
Bernard Little Fort Valley State DL Julian Morgan Tuskegee
Craig Drummond Lane DL Gabriel Mass Lane
LeRon Furr Fort Valley State LB El'Malik Chinn Tuskegee
Bre'nard Williams Clark Atlanta LB Lydell Simon Kentucky State
Tavarius Washington Albany State LB Jewell Ratliff Tuskegee
Travis Lee Miles DB Joseph Blount Central State
Brian Walker Fort Valley State DB Keionten Miller Albany State
Michael Robinson Tuskegee DB Will Lacy Lane
Cameron Stallings Stillman DB Calvin Harris Albany State
Juan Serna Fort Valley State K Wisdom Nzidee Paine
Juan Serna Fort Valley State P Temitayo Argoro Morehouse
Hoderick Lowe Tuskegee KR Dondre Purnell Stillman
Darius Mitchell Lane PR Devozea Gaines Tuskegee

In the CIAA, Virginia State head coach Latrell Scott was named Coach of the Year.  His team won the CIAA championship game Saturday and heads to the NCAA Division II playoffs after completing a 9-2 season, winning nine games in a row, and a 7-0 regular season conference record.
Livingstone All-Conference QB Drew Powell and Offensive Player of the Year Jalen Hendricks

Jalen Hendricks of Livingstone was named Offensive Player of the Year.  The junior receiver had 71 receptions for 1,070 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 118 yards per game.

Defensive Player of the Year is Winston-Salem State's Duvontae Covington. The senior defensive lineman had 52 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in anchoring one of the nation's stingiest defenses.

His teammate, graduate student Brenden Felder, was named Special Teams Player of the Year.

Here is the entire CIAA All-Conference team:

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