By Edythe Bradley
Two Albany State University Golden Rams have been selected for football player of the week honors by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).
Junior quarterback Stanley Jennings was named Offensive Player of the Week, and junior running back Robert Welton received Newcomer of the Week honors. The dynamic duo was selected after their stellar performances in the 42-13 victory over the Lane College Dragons on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Jennings, a Marietta, Ga. native, completed 13 of 22 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns, including 65-yard and 59-yard passes, in the Golden Rams’ victory. A Macon, Ga. native, Welton rushed for 138 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns for the Golden Rams. He averaged 9.9 yards per rush. Welton and Jennings led the ASU “Gold Rush” to 414 total offensive yards, including 284 passing yards
Two other Golden Rams received honorable mention recognitions for their performances against the Dragons. A member of the “Dirty Blue” defense, Prathon Wilkerson, a senior cornerback, recorded five solo tackles, including a tackle for a loss, and two interceptions for 32 yards. He also blocked a PAT attempt by the dragons. Freshman kicker Brandon Hamilton added seven points to the ASU scoreboard after kicking four successful PATs and a35-yard field goal. Hamilton recorded 430 yards on eight kickoffs, an average of 53.8 yards per kick