Week 2: SIAC Announces Football Players of the Week

ATLANTA, Ga—Chancellor Johnson (Albany State) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, while teammate, Marquez Thomas earned Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Tuesday.

Dalton Hall (Tuskegee) was also tabbed Special Teams Player of the Week alongside Michael Sims (Morehouse) who earned Newcomer of the Week.

OFFENSIVE

Chancellor Johnson, QB, Albany State

  • Redshirt Freshman, Johnson, led the Golden Rams to their first win over Tuskegee since 2010 as ASU defeated the Golden Tigers 20-7 at the Fourth Annual Whitewater Classic in Phenix City, Ala.
  • Completed 20 of 21 (95.2 pct.) for 209 yards
  • Three touchdowns with no interceptions

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DEFENSIVE

Marquez Thomas, LB, Albany State

  • Senior, Thomas, a native of Perry, Ga., led a stingy Golden Ram defense that pitched a shutout over the final three quarters in ASU’s win over Tuskegee.
  • ASU only allowed, 27 plays from scrimmage, 2 first downs and 119 yards of total offense, and Thomas led the way with 6 tackles (4 solo) including a sack for a loss of 8 yard and a quarterback hurry.

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SPECIAL TEAMS

Dalton Hall, Punter/Kicker, Tuskegee

  • Tuskegee’s Dalton Hall punted the ball six times for 275 yards
  • Hall finished with three punts +50 yards with the longest being a 54 yarder while averaging 50 yards per punt
  • He was 1-for-1 on his point after touchdown (PAT) which kept the Golden Tigers in the game defensively until after a late 3rd quarter touchdown from the Golden Rams which made it a two possession game

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NEWCOMER:

Michael Sims, QB, Morehouse

  • Freshman, native of Detroit, MI, came in as relief of the injured starting quarterback and engineered two scoring drives to put the game out of reach and allow Morehouse to defeat Lane, 24-10.
  • Sims completed 8 for 13 (61.5 pct.) for 117 yards with his longest being 39 yards.

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About Tyler Williams

I am a senior, Mass Media Arts major with a concentration in Radio, Television, and Film at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. I plan to pursue a graduate degree following my undergraduate experience where I am interested in studying Sports Management. I am also exploring the field of communications in order to fuse my passion for creativity with my undying love for sports. I stay involved on-campus as I maintain being a full time Division II student-athlete with being active in organizations and activities such as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., "The Panther" Student Newspaper, etc. Career interests are in fields such as sports management, broadcast journalism, public relations, and strategic communications.

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