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Fort Valley, Ga —Junior running back, Justin Hardy of Miles, was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Football Player of the Year (MVP) and Offensive Player of the Year as voted on by the leagues head coaches and sports information directors.siac09 logo

Senior linebacker, Osband Thompson (Tuskegee) was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, while defensive lineman, MarQuel Shelton (Miles) was tabbed Freshman of the Year.

Junior quarterback, Slade Jarman (Fort Valley State) was named Newcomer of the Year and second-year head coach, Kevin Porter, was named Coach of the Year.

Hardy, a 5’8 junior from Homewood, Ala., led the SIAC in total rushing yards, yards per game, rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns, and scoring. The junior is No. 10 in Division II in rushing yards and had five 100-yard games and four games with more than 165 yards, including a 210-yard, three touchdown effort against Central State. The Alabama native has seven plays of more than 50 yards and three touchdowns runs of longer than 80 yards, including an SIAC-long 86-yard touchdown run against Clark Atlanta.

Thompson, a senior linebacker from Miami, Fl., led the SIAC and is second in the nation in tackles with 112 on the season. The Florida native had three interceptions with one returned for a touchdown.  He had a season-high 16 tackles against Albany State.

Shelton, a 6’0 freshman defensive lineman from Bessemer, Ala., has enjoyed a dominant campaign as a true freshman.  He is tied for the league lead in sacks and is tied for second in tackles for loss. His best performance came against Clark Atlanta, where he set single-game career highs in tackles (7), solo tackles (6), tackles for loss (3.5), and sacks (2.5).

Jarmon, a junior from Pensacola, Fl., led the SIAC in passing efficiency and finished second in passing average as he completed 119-of-207 passes for 1,640 yards while averaging 182.2 yards per game. The Florida native was named both Offensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week.

Porter, finished his second season leading the Wildcats and directed them to an Eastern Divisional title with a 5-1 record. Porter finished his first season with a 5-6 record and 4-3 SIAC record, while leading the Wildcats to their 11th  SIAC Championship with a win over Albany State for the Eastern Division Title.

The Wildcats won last year's Championship in overtime, 33-30 over Kentucky State.  FVSU’s lprevious championship came in 1999.  

 

 First Team  

Johnathon McCrary

Quarterback

Clark Atlanta

Ellenwood, Ga

Rodney Morris

Tight End

Clark Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga

Deandre Jackson

Wide Receiver

Clark Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga

Okechi Ntiasagwe

Wide Receiver

Benedict

Columbia, SC

Justin Hardy

Running Back

Miles

Homewood, AL

Brett Sylve

Running Back

Kentucky State

Hammond, La.

Jamie Glenn

Offensive Lineman

Albany State

Snellville, Ga

Derrick Tucker

Offensive Lineman

Miles

Sweet Water, Ala.

Justin Brown

Offensive Lineman

Benedict

Marietta, Ga

Darrius Hicks

Offensive Lineman

Fort Valley State

Camilla, Ga

Leward Brown

Offensive Lineman

Tuskegee

Miami, FL

Kaelan Bonds

Defensive Lineman

Miles

Florence, Ala.

Marquel Shelton

Defensive Lineman

Miles

Bessemer, Ala.

Rodriquez Jones

Defensive Lineman

Kentucky State

Hampton, Va.

Zavondric Shingleton

Defensive Lineman

Albany State

Millen, Ga

David Smith

Linebacker

Morehouse

Newport News, VA

Osband Thompson

Linebacker

Tuskegee

Miami, Fl.

Anthony Hardy

Linebacker

Miles

Demopolis, Ala.

Jawaski Randle

Defensive Back

Miles

Albany, Ga

Jonah McCutcheaon

Defensive Back

Tuskegee

Mobile, Ala.

Cameron Young

Defensive Back

Fort Valley State

Eastman, Ga

Charles Dudley

Defensive Back

Lane

Douglassville, Ga

Nick Christiansen

Kicker

Miles

Clayton, NC

Nick Christiansen

Punter

Miles

Clayton, NC

Brett Sylve

Kick Returner

Kentucky State

Hammond, La.

Lorenzo Smothers

Punt Returner

Fort Valley State

Buena Vista, Ga

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Second Team

Slade Jarmon

Quarterback

Fort Valley State

Pensacola, Fl

Ryan Edwards

Tight End

Morehouse

Atlanta, Ga

Johnathon Sanders

Wide Receiver

Clark Atlanta

East Point, Ga

Amyr Smith

Wide Receiver

Morehouse

Atlanta, Ga

Hoderick Lowe

Running Back

Tuskegee

Atlanta, Ga

McKinley Habersham

Running Back

Albany State

Savannah, Ga

Marcus Campbell

Offensive Lineman

Kentucky State

Radcliff, Ky.

Roger Womack

Offensive Lineman

Miles

Birmingham, Ala.

Craig Hinson

Offensive Lineman

Benedict

Hephzibah, Ga

Max Williams

Offensive Lineman

Clark Atlanta

Marianna, Fl.

Tedric Cofield

Offensive Lineman

Albany State

Atlanta, Ga

Demetrius Harris

Defensive Lineman

Fort Valley State

Decatur, Ga

Antonio Johnson

Defensive Lineman

Morehouse

Birmingham, Ala.

Bundrea Conway

Defensive Lineman

Morehouse

Lansing, MI

Walter Tucker

Defensive Lineman

Fort Valley State

Melrose, Fl.

Austin Stephens

Linebacker

Miles

Mumford, Ala.

Kailen Abrams

Linebacker

Central State

Detroit, Mi.

Marquez Thomas

Linebacker

Albany State

Perry, Ga

Quantavious Singletary

Defensive Back

Clark Atlanta

Moultrie, Ga.

Nicco Whigham

Defensive Back

Fort Valley State

North Lauderdale, Fl.

Jaylin Boyd

Defensive Back

Albany State

Fairburn, Ga

Edward Kirkland

Defensive Back

Benedict

Columbia, SC

Juan Serna

Kicker

Fort Valley State

Douglassville, Ga

Tory Mimbs

Punter

Benedict

Sandersville, Ga

Deandre Jackson

Kick Returner

Clark Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga

Brett Sylve

Punt Returner

Kentucky State

Hammond, La.

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