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ATLANTA—The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announces the 2012 Football All-Conference team as voted by the SIAC Football Coaches Association.

Leading the 2012 All-Conference Team, is SIAC Player of the Year Derriick Washington of Tuskegee, who also was named SIAC Offensive Player of the Year. Fort Valley' State's LeRon Furr and Clark Atlanta's Vauchard Goodridge was named SIAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Washington, a senior from Raymore, MO, led the SIAC in rushing with 1,399 yards rushing (139.9 yards per game) and 13 touchdowns on 8.1 yards per carry. Washington, a transfer from the University of Missouri, ranks 8th overall in rushing in Division-II. Washington rushed for 224 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns to lead Tuskegee to its first SIAC Football Championship since 2009. He was also named MVP of the SIAC championship game. He is also a candidate for the Harlon Hill Trophy, awarded to Division-II's most outstanding football player.

Furr, a junior from Columbus, GA, led Fort Valley State with 100 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and two interceptions. His 29 tackles for losses leads the SIAC. Furr , one of Fort Valley's big playmakers on defense was named Defensive MVP of the Fountain City Classic and SIAC Championship Game, in a losing effort.

Goodridge, a 6-foot-2 defensive lineman from St. Petersburg, FL, was a nightmare for opposing offenses this season. Despite facing many double teams, the senior finished the season with 51 tackles, 16 tackles for losses, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries for Clark Atlanta this year.

Clark Atlanta's Se'Cortney Gardner was named SIAC Freshman of the Year.  The linebacker from Prattville, AL had a stellar campaign finishing the season with 62 tackles, two tackles for losses, and a sack. He also had three quarterback hurries for the Panthers this season.

Tuskegee head football coach Willie Slater was selected as SIAC Coach of the Year. In his sixth season under helm, Slater led Tuskegee to a 9-1 record, West Division Title, and 2012 SIAC Football Championship.

Headlining the 2012 SIAC All-Academic Team is Deshon Floyd of Kentucky State. Floyd, a junior Criminal Justice major from Frankfurt, KY, led the team with a 3.957 grade point average, followed by Lane College's Evan Yabu's 3.939 grade point average. Kentucky State won the overall team All-Academic Team award this year.

 

 

2012 SIAC All-Conference Football Team

First Team

OFFENSE

Tight End

Vance Locke             #89   KSU   SR    6'3   231   Lexington, KY

Offensive Linemen

David Garbo             #68   FVSU  SR    6'4   312   Quitman, GA

Lester Jackson                #53   MC    SR    6'0   280   Tuscaloosa, AL

Devonte Jones                 #73   TU    JR    6'1   330   Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Christopher Tolbert           #74   TU    JR    6'7   320   Birmingham, AL

Drew Wilkins                  #78   MHC   SO    6'4   315   Elkins Park, PA

Quarterback

Antonio Henton                   #7 FVSU  SR    6'2   230   Fort Valley, GA

Wide Receiver

Christopher Slaughter         #2    FVSU  SR    6'3   180   Fort Valley, GA

Damian Ford             #1    SC    SR    6-3   185   Birmingham, AL

Running Back

David Carter                  #32   MHC   SR    5-10  225   Marietta, GA

Derrick Washington            #2    TU    SR    6'    220   Raymore, Missouri

Kick Returner

Sam Gilmore             #25   MHC   SR    5-8   195   Houston, TX

Placekicker

Justin Rosenbaum        #14   FVSU  SR    6'2   185   Owosso, MI

 

DEFENSE

Defensive Linemen

Carlos Ware                   #98   KSU   SR    6'3   222   Cincinnati, OH

Justin Blash                  #96   ASU   SR    6-5   345   Alma, GA

Vauchard Goodridge            #52   CAU   SR    6'1   250   St. Petersburg, FL

Bernard Little                #90   FVSU  SO    6'3   290   Eatonton, GA

Linebackers

Leron Furr              #33   FVSU  JR    6'3   235   Columbus, GA

Quavon Taylor                 #1    TU    SO    6'1   210   Miami, FL

Corey Jones             #5    LC    SR    6'2   240   Compton, CA

Defensive Backs

William Buford                #11   TU    SR    6'0   200   Thomasville, AL

Vernon Kearney                #3    LC    SR    6'2   185   Bradenton, FL

Dexter Moody                  #3    ASU   JR    6-3   200   Twin City, GA

Dajuan Williams                 #1  FVSU  SR    6'0   182   Baxley, GA

Punter

Justin Rosenbaum        #14   FVSU  SR    6'2   185   Owosso, MI

Punt Returner

Christopher Slaughter         #2    FVSU  SR    6'3   180   Fort Valley, GA

Second Team

OFFENSE

Tight End

Cessel Taylor                 #86   ASU   SR    6-3   240   Griffin, GA

Offensive Linemen

Mike Coke               #65   MHC   SR    6-3   320   Stone Mountain, GA

Terrance Owens                  #73 MC    FR    6'1   292   Greenville, AL

Monterrio Taylor        #52   MC    SR    6'1   287   Lawrence County, MS

Richard Washington            #74   MHC   SO    6'9   345   Washington, DC

Darold Whitfield        #77   TU    SR    6'3   270   Eight Mile, AL

Quarterback

David Thomas                  #16   MC    SR    6'2   206   Opelika, AL

Wide Receiver

Antonio Pitts                 #12   MC    SO    5'10  174   Montgomery, AL

Jessie Atkins                 #4    ASU   SO    5-10  180   Camilla, GA

Running Back

Floyd Graves                  #7    MC    JR    5'8   180   Newton, MS

Nathan Hoyte                  #1    ASU   SR    5-10  195   Waldorf, MD

Kick Returner

Travis Richmond                  #4 FVSU  SO    5'10  185   Fort Valley, GA

Placekicker

Alejandro Huerta        #15   SC    SR    6-2   210   Rex, GA

DEFENSE

Defensive Linemen

Clarence Christian            #97   MHC   SO    6-3   255   Atlanta, GA

Devin Gainer                  #92   BC    JR    6'0   285   St. Petersburg, FL

Alexander Morrison            #32   MC    JR    5'10  259   Columbus, GA

Adontavious Turner            #99   TU    SR    6'    300   LaGrange, GA

Linebackers

Elijah Anderson               #7    MHC   SR    5-10  225   Ellenwood, GA

Brandon Houston                 #54 MHC   SR    5-10  220   Boynton Beach, FL

Bernard Williams        #49   CAU   SO    5'11  225   Omega, GA

Defensive Backs

Joe Beckham             #20   MC    RFR   5'11  180   Daleville, AL

Jamar Hornsby                 #9    TU    SR    6'2   210   Jacksonville, FL

Justin Oliver                 #8    MHC   SR    6-3   200   Pennsauken, NJ

Carlos Wilson                 #20   SC    JR    5-10  175   Mobile, AL

Punter

Gene Moody              #13   TU    JR    6'1   190   Greenville, AL

Punt Returner

Damian Ford             #1    SC    SR    6-3   185   Birmingham, AL

Superlatives:

Player of the Year: Derrick Washington - Tuskegee

Offensive Player of the Year: Derrick Washington - Tuskegee

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Vauchard Goodridge - Clark Atlanta,

Leon Furr – Fort Valley State

Freshman of the Year: Secortney Gardner - Clark Atlanta

Coach of the Year: Willie Slater - Tuskegee

 

SIAC Football All-Academic Team

 Name                       School             Classification            Major                   Overall GPA

Deshon Floyd      Kentucky State         Junior                  Criminal Justice        3.957

Evan Yabu   Lane              Senior                  Physical Education            3.939

Robert Click      Kentucky State          Sophomore         Business Administration       3.935

Derrick Miles     Stillman          Junior                  Biology                       3.89

James Lewis Kentucky State          Junior                  Political Science         3.867

Bernard Little    Fort Valley State Sophomore         Health and Physical ED          3.83

Ashton Fontenot  Clark      Junior            Computer Information Systems   3.77

Brandon Curry     Kentucky State          Junior                  Biology                       3.758

Quin Adams  Fort Valley State Sophomore         Middle Grades Education     3.71

Sean Moore  Morehouse         Junior                  Chemistry               3.71

From the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

 

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