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)
|FIRST TEAM||SECOND TEAM|
|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: