Albany State’s Bonnaeu named SIAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

To kick off 2022 SIAC Media Day the conference announced preseason football honors and Albany State quarterback Dionte Bonneau was tabbed Offensive Player of the Year. In 8 games last season, the redshirt spohmore out of Atlanta threw for 1076 yards, 10 touchdowns and had a QB rating of 109.66 and also ran for another 170 yards in guiding a Golden Rams offense that averaged Last season Bonneau’s game highs for passing were 278 yards against Shorter College, touchdowns with three scores against Clark-Atlanta, longest pass play of 54 yards,…

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SIAC announces 2022 Preseason Football Honors

Courtesy of the SIAC: This year’s Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) preseason team features 29 returning players from the 2021 SIAC Football All-Conference team, led by Dionte Bonneau of Albany State University who was selected as this year’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year alongside Andrew Farmer, Lane College, who was tabbed as the 2022 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year announced Wednesday during the league’s media day presented by Cricket Wireless in Atlanta, Ga. All nominations and votes are submitted by head coaches and sports information directors.  Preseason Offensive Player of…

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Albany State’s Grover Stewart tabbed as NFLPA Black College Football Pro POTY

Courtesy of the NFLPA: Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Grover Stewart has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Black College Football Pro Player of the Year presented by the NFL Players Association. Stewart is the sixth winner of the prestigious award, which is presented annually to a top professional football player who attended a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The 2017 fourth-round pick from Albany State has emerged as one of the NFL’s best defensive tackles while serving as a key contributor for the Colts’ defensive unit. After…

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Golden Rams add Charlie Skalaski IV to coaching staff

From Albany State Athletics Charlie Skalaski (Skuh-LA-Skee) IV enters his first season at Albany State after being hired to serve as the Passing Game Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Skalaski joins the Golden Rams with fourteen seasons of coaching experience, including four at the high school level, and ten years at the college level. In those seasons, Skalaski has been a part of one State Championship, five conference championships, two trips to the Division I FCS playoffs and one NCFA National Championship. Prior to Albany, Skalaski spent the 2021…

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Savannah State hires Aaron Kelton as new head football coach

from Savannah State Athletics: Savannah State Athletics has hired Aaron Kelton as the 27th head football coach, Director of Athletics Opio Mashariki announced Tuesday morning. Kelton arrived on campus this morning to meet with the team and administration. Kelton and Mr. Mashariki will hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon. “We are very excited to welcome Aaron Kelton to Savannah State, “Mashariki said. “Following our national search, we had a very tough choice to make. We feel confident Aaron Kelton is the right leader for our football program as we continue to create a winning culture. “We would like to thank Russell DeMasi for…

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Albany State to play first of two spring games April 2

In a few short hours fans will get their first look at the Golden Rams, as the Albany State University football team will have the first of two scheduled spring scrimmages. Coming off an 11-2 season that saw Albany State win the SIAC title game and secure a spot in the Division II Playoffs, expectations will be lofty for head coach Gabe Giardina and the Golden Rams. Both games are free and open to the public. April 2 | 9:30 a.m EST | ASU Coliseum, East Campus  April 9 | 9:30…

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Albany State University 2022 Football schedule released

Courtesy of Albany State Athletics: The Albany State University (ASU) football team, under the direction of Head Coach Gabe Giardina, released their 2022 football schedule. The Golden Rams will play a total of 10 football games, playing 4 home games in the ASU Coliseum, and 6 away games including the Fountain City Classic.  “We are excited for our campus and the community to have another opportunity to support Golden Rams Football this year. Football season is a time for celebration and reunion. It is our hope to see the community come…

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Albany State softball sweeps Agnes Scott

Via Dr. Earnest Brown at Albany State Athletics The Golden Rams swept the Agnes Scott Scotties to improve to 10-0 on the season.  The Scotties begin the season 0-2. In Game 1, the Golden Rams defeated the Scotties 15-6.  The Scotties jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning.  But, Sydney Pettus 2-run HR in the bottom of the 1st inning tied the game at 2-2. After falling behind 5-4 in the top of the 4thinning, the Golden Rams exploded for 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning.…

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Albany State’s Pierre claims PYS/HBCU Gameday D-II DPOY

via HBCU Gameday For Stephan Pierre, the accolades just continue to roll in for his stellar 2021 season.  For helping the Golden Rams win the 2021 SIAC football championship, Pierre was selected as First team All-SIAC, SIAC Defensive Player of the Year and the SIAC Overall Player of the Year.  With all of those awards wrapped into one player, it identifies the unique talent Pierre showed on the field this season. Today, Pierre was awarded the Protect Your Skull/HBCU Gameday 2021 Division II Defensive Player of the Year.  The award is…

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Albany State adds 19 on 2022 signing day

From Albany State Athletics: Albany State Coach Gabe Giardina on the 2022 class: I am very excited to announce 19 new FAMILY members to our Albany State football family. I would like to personally thank our coaches and their families for the effort they have put into signing such a talented collection of young men.  We have continued to find our type of guys that recognize how special and how hard it is to be a Golden Ram.  These are not only guys who jump off the tape but men who are leaders and…

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