Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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ALBANY -- The results are in and thanks to Albany State University football fans, Rams quarterback Stanley Jennings was named The Heritage Sports Radio Network's (HSRN) National Player of the Week on Tuesday night.
One of four nominees for the national football fan poll award, Jennings won by a landslide, receiving 1,210 total votes, 994 more votes than runner-up Octavious Hawkins, the quarterback at Winston-Salem State University.
Malcolm Jenkins, a defensive lineman at Elizabeth City State University, received 41 votes, while David Carter, a running back at Morehouse College, received 35 votes.
In the Albany State-Kentucky State University game last Saturday, Jennings passed for 267 yards, completing 13 of 19 passes, for three touchdowns to lead the Rams to a 42-12 season opening victory over the Thorobreds. The junior from Marietta led the "Gold Rush" offense to 418 yards of total offense on the day.
Jennings and the Rams will make their home debut on Sept. 11 against the Clark Atlanta University Panthers. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Albany State University Coliseum.
HSRN honors the top-performances on the gridiron for Division I FCS and Div. II each week. Fans across the country get to cast votes for the player they think had the top performance in HBCU football. Check out the HSRN by visiting www.HSRN.com.