ATLANTA, Ga. (October 1, 2018) – McKinley Habersham (Albany State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, while Davoris Thomas (Tuskegee) earned Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Monday.
Jordy Andrade (Morehouse) was also tabbed Special Teams Player of the Week alongside Kelvin Murray (Morehouse) who earned Newcomer of the Week.
OFFENSIVE – McKinley Habersham, Albany State
Running Back | 5’9 | 180 | Savannah, Georgia
McKinley Habersham led the charge for the Golden Rams with a season high 140 yards on 15 touches. The first play of the second half came courtesy of Habersham, a 46-yard carry down to the Golden Bears’ 26-yard line. After two called timeouts, Albany State sealed the win with a fourth down conversion on a one yard carry by Habersham.
DEFENSIVE – Davoris Thomas, Tuskegee
Linebacker | 5’10 | 195 | Mobile, Alabama
Thomas led Tuskegee’s defense with 12 tackles, one tackle for a loss, a forced fumble and a game clinching fumble recovery that halted a late Lane drive in the 4th quarter with 1:07 left to play. The Mobile, Ala. native assisted the Golden Tigers in holding the Dragons scoreless for three quarters and only allowed 69 yards passing. TU’s defense surrendered 183 yards of total offense.
SPECIAL TEAMS – Jordy Andrade, Morehouse
Punter | 6’0 | 200 | Union City, Georgia
The Morehouse freshman punter Jordy Andrade (Union City, Ga.) had an outstanding day in the Maroon Tigers come from behind victory over Kentucky State as he gave MHC the field position that they needed in the second half. Andrade finished the day with five punts for 184 yards an average of 36.8 yards per punt including three (3) punts inside the KSU 20 yard line and a long of 48 yards that pinned the Thorobreds deep in their own territory at the three yard line.
NEWCOMER – Kelvin Murray, Morehouse
Defensive Back | 6’1 | 200 | Orlando, Florida
The junior defensive back transfer led the defense in Saturdays come from behind victory over SIAC foe Kentucky State as he finished with three tackles and one key interception that he returned 14-yards to the KSU one yard line which set up the go ahead touchdown for the Maroon Tigers.
OTHER PLAYERS NOMINATED
|OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK||Santo Dunn (Morehouse); Danye Washington (Benedict); Roger Thomas (Clark Atlanta)|
|DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK||Robert Cummings (Benedict); Coemba Jones (Albany State); Brayce Mckinzie (Lane); Kirey Thompson (Clark Atlanta)|
|SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK||Carlos Saldana (Clark Atlanta); Gabriel Ballinas (Albany State)|
|NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK||Tyrone Mixon (Clark Atlanta); Kevin Greenhow (Central State)|