January 15, 2004
Albany- The 100% Wrong Club of Atlanta will honor Albany State University head football James "Mike" White and defensive lineman Walter Curry during their 70th Annual Awards Banquet at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in Atlanta on February 7th.
They will be honored as the SIAC Coach and Defensive Player of the Year.
White, who received the club's 2002 SIAC Coach of the Year award, led the 2003 Golden Rams to their first SIAC championship since 1997 and a spectacular 10-2 record during the 2003 season.
Albany State made its first appearance in the Sixth Pioneer Bowl, which pits the SIAC champion against the champion of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and defeated the Fayetteville State University Broncos, 52-30.
Under White's leadership, the 2003 Golden Rams were ranked first in total defense and pass efficiency defense and second on scoring defense.
Curry, a 6-4, 268-pound junior from Crescent City, FL, is a three-year starter for the Golden Rams.
He is credited with 18 sacks for 152 yards during the 2003 season and is ranked first in the nation in Division II.
In 12 games for the Golden Rams this season, he also recorded 79 tackles (39 solos), with 40 for a loss of 187 yards.
He is ranked first in the nation in tackles for loss.
The 2003 SIAC Defensive Player of the Year also had four pass break-ups, 17 quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and one safety.
He was the Most Valuable> Defensive Player of the 2003 Pioneer Bowl.
White and Curry were honored recently by The Pigskin Club, Inc. of Washington, DC during their 66th Annual Awards Dinner at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington.
They were honored as the SIAC Coach and Player of the Year.
White received the Charles B. Fisher Award, and Curry was > presented the Oliver M. Thompson Award.
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