Albany State University quarterback A.J. McKenna is one of four nominees for a national football fan poll award, presented by the Heritage Sports Radio Network. McKenna was selected for the football fan poll National Player of the Week award for his outstanding performance against the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers on Saturday.
McKenna passed for 273 yards, completing 22 of 34 passes, for two touchdowns to lead the Golden Rams to 30-12 victory over the Maroon Tigers. The senior from Scranton, Pa., and the “Gold Rush” offense racked up 367 yards of total offense on the day.
HSRN honors the top-performances on the gridiron for Division I FCS and Division II each week. To add to the excitement, fans across the country can get into the action by casting votes for the player they think had the top performance in HBCU football. Other Division II nominees are Travis Robinson of Shaw University, Terry Griffin of Elizabeth City State University, and Nathaniel Samas of Fort Valley State University.
Thanks to Albany State University football fans, Golden Rams kicker Juan Bongarra was named two weeks earlier as HSRN’s national player of the week. In the Albany State-Clark Atlanta University game on Oct. 17, Bongarra kicked a 35-yard field goal to tie the game at 26 points as the game time expired, forcing overtime play for the Golden Rams and Panthers. The Panthers kicked a field goal in overtime, but the Rams scored a touchdown to win the game, 32-29. Bongarra scored eight total points for the Rams, including a 23-yard field goal and two PATs.