September 14, 2005
Albany - Albany State head coach Mike White knew he had alot of starters to replace this season. But White had to worry who if anyone could fill the shoes of defensive end Walter Curry.
Curry simply dominated the SIAC for all four of his years and left Albany State with a school record 49 sacks.
Coach White is not worried anymore about who can get to the enemy quarterback after watching Alton Pettway in action.
The junior from Bay Minette had a Walter Curry type game in Sunday's win over Kentucky State.
Pettway led the Dirty Blue defense with 14 tackles.
He also recovered two fumbles and had two quarterback sacks against the Thorobreds.
As a back-up last year, Alton Pettway knows the shoes he is following and he says the goal of his teammates is to take the Rams football program even higher than last year's senior class.
Pettway said "The guys we had in the past they all set standards. And we all try to go by those standards but we also try to surpass those standards and set out own."
Coach White said "Alton is the man. He is an outstanding pass rusher and we will see him, he while wind up at the end of the year with 20-plus sacks. He is that kind of pass rusher."
Coach White is counting on Alton Pettway and company to put some pressure on the quarterback when the Albany State Rams face the strong passing attack of the Lane College Dragons Saturday night in Jackson, Tennessee.