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Rams dominate All-SIAC honors

December 11, 2003

Atlanta – The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced its 2003 All-Conference football team and individual award winners. The selections were voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

SIAC Champion Albany State University led the way with nine players on the first team. Fort Valley State University notched the second most first team participants with five. Both squads also swept the 2003 individual awards, as FVSU running back Derrick Wimbush garnered Offensive Player of the Year honors. Albany State took home a pair of crowns with defensive lineman Walter Curry’s SIAC Defensive Player of the Year trophy and head coach Mike White’s Coach of the Year nod.

Wimbush made his first year in the SIAC a memorable one. In 11 games, Wimbush rushed for 1,348 yards and 14 TD’s, while averaging an astonishing 7.3 yards per carry.

Curry set the NCAA Division II world on fire with 16 sacks, a mark second best in the nation. He also recorded 72 tackles, with a national best 35 for a loss of 168 yards.

Coach White took Albany State to the SIAC title, and the school’s first ever Pioneer Bowl berth. The Golden Rams will take the field against CIAA Champion Fayetteville State University on December 20, 2003 at the Georgia Dome in Pioneer Bowl VI Presented by Chrysler. Kickoff is slated for 2pm.

 

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

2003 All-Conference Football Team

SIAC Offensive Player of the Year

Derrick Wimbush, Fort Valley State

SIAC Defensive Player of the Year

Walter Curry, Albany State

SIAC Coach of the Year

James "Mike" White, Albany State

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

POS NAME CLASS SCHOOL

QB Uyl Joyner Junior Albany State

RB Derrick Wimbush Junior Fort Valley State

RB John David Washington Sophomore Morehouse

WR Raymond Johnson Junior Morehouse

WR Taqua Thrasher Senior Fort Valley State

OL Jason Shepherd Junior Fort Valley State

OL Sterlie Calhoun Senior Albany State

OL Ron Simmons Sophomore Albany State

OL Byron Doomes Junior Albany State

OC Rodney Magwood Junior Albany State

TE Edward Harper Junior Albany State

RS Marcus Wright Sophomore Kentucky State

PK Andrew Jacas Junior Fort Valley State

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

POS NAME CLASS SCHOOL

DL Jordan Brumbaugh Junior Tuskegee

DL Sylvester Peoples Senior Kentucky State

DL Herman McCord Senior Benedict

DL Walter Curry Junior Albany State

LB Sam Evans Junior Fort Valley State

LB Andre Warren Senior Morehouse

LB Vernell Rogers Senior Kentucky State

CB Selwyn Scott Senior Morehouse

CB Demetrie McCray Junior Albany State

SS Daniel Dukes Senior Albany State

FS Carlos Leggins Senior Tuskegee

PU Travis Gumbs Junior Tuskegee

 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

POS NAME CLASS SCHOOL

QB Nicholas Smith Junior Miles

RB Anthony (Roni) Robinson Junior Kentucky State

RB Antonio Atkins Freshman Albany State

WR Jocoby Jones Freshman Lane

WR Alvin Ray Jackson Junior Albany State

OL Cedric Hand Senior Fort Valley State

OL Daniel Cramer Senior Morehouse

OL Ronald Richards Sophomore Morehouse

OL Brian Williams Junior Benedict

OC Kenneth Turner Junior Fort Valley State

TE Santonio Cunningham Senior Benedict

RS Dontreal Williams Junior Albany State

PK Scott Lambert Senior Kentucky State

 

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

POS NAME CLASS SCHOOL

DL Michael Stewart Senior Fort Valley State

DL James Byner Junior Miles

DL Robert Kilpatrick Senior Morehouse

DL Larry Brown Sophomore Lane

LB DeAnthony Weems Junior Miles

LB James Sentell Harris Junior Albany State

LB Andropolis Williams Senior Albany State

CB Curtwan Lowther Senior Kentucky State

CB Jermaine Collins Sophomore Albany State

SS Gerard Washington Sophomore Benedict

FS Shelton Belton Senior Fort Valley State

PU Andrew Jacas Junior Fort Valley State

Posted at 12:00am by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com