Albany State University’s Demetrice Johnson was selected Offensive Player of the Week by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Johnson, an Atlanta native, received the honor after his stellar performance against the Miles College Golden Bears on Saturday, Oct. 10. The senior wide receiver rushed for a game-high 240 yards on 29 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Golden Rams to a 31-7 victory over the Golden Bears. Johnson, who averaged 8.3 yards per carry, also caught two receptions for 27 yards, accounting for 273 yards of total offense for the Golden Rams.
Johnson is the son of Sharon Johnson of Thomson, Ga. The 2004 graduate of Thomson High School is a criminal justice major at Albany State. He attended Georgia Military College before transferring to ASU in 2007.
Justin Hannah of Tuskegee University was named Defensive Player of the Week, and Darryl Perry of Miles College received Newcomer of the Week honors. Christopher Khan of Tuskegee was selected as the Special Teams Player of the Week, and Brian Beeler of Kentucky State received Offensive Lineman of the Week honors.
Johnson and the Golden Rams will travel to Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 17 to take on the Clark Atlanta University Panthers. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Panther Stadium.