Rams rack up awards, land at No. 16 in poll

Photo by Mike Phillips

Photo by Mike Phillips

ALBANY -- The Golden Rams are living up to their name these days, and they have the gold to prove it.

The Albany State football team racked up some more awards this week, as the SIAC announced Monday that multiple Rams earned honors for their performance in a 34-6 win against Tuskegee Saturday.

Quarterback Stanley Jennings earned Newcomer of the Week after he completed 9 of 15 passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 83 yards.

Starting center Michael Mavromichalis was also honored, earning Co-Offensive Linemen of the Week with Fort Valley State's Bobby Young.

"Big Mike" and the Rams didn't allow a sack against the Tigers as the Albany State offense racked up 362 total yards on offense.

ASU's Jacob Hardwick and Octavius Staton both received Honorable Mentions. Hardwick had two sacks, while Staton finished with three receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns.

VOTE FOR SUPERMAN: Jennings was also nominated for the Heritage Sports Radio Network National Player of the Week on Monday for the second time this season.

Jennings won the award in Albany State's season-opening 42-12 win against Kentucky State, while ASU running back Robert Welton earned it during the 28-13 win against Clark Atlanta on Sept. 11.

Fans can vote for Jennings at www.HSRN.com until 2 p.m. Wednesday.

RAMS RANKED: Albany State (3-0) is No. 16 in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll, which was released Monday.

It's the first time the Rams have been in the Top 25 since week eight of last year. Morehouse (4-0) also made the poll at No. 20, while Tuskegee (2-1) is No. 25.