0

ASU receiver Childs one of four SIAC All-Americans

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

ALBANY -- The 2010 Albany State football team received another award recently.

Sound familiar?

Receiver Ronnie Childs was the main recipient this time, as he led four SIAC standouts named to the 2010 Bowtorow.com/BASN All-American team.

The other conference players named to the team were Fort Valley State tight end Tony Davis, Morehouse defensive lineman Derrin Nettles, and Stillman punter Ronnie Partridge.

Childs said he was surprised when he heard the news.

"I didn't even know I made it," Childs said. "Somebody called and told me. I was like 'Wow, that's a blessing.' Then I saw (the news) on Facebook."

Four other Rams also received honorable mentions, including offensive lineman Michael Mavromichalis and defensive lineman Jacob Hardwick, as well as defensive backs Prathon Wilkerson and Mario Fuller.

"I wish all of them would have made (the team) as well," Childs said. "I thought Jacob definitely would -- (quarterback) Stanley (Jennings) could have made it too -- but I can't control the voting or the polls. I'm happy they were honored though."

Childs, a native of Manchester, led the SIAC with 1,005 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. The 6-foot-3 senior led all wide receivers with 45 receptions while averaging 22.3 yard per catch. He was a first-team All-SIAC selection.

Hardwick and Wilkerson, both seniors, led the SIAC with 13.5 sacks and seven interceptions, respectively. Wilkerson also finished tied for the league lead in passes defended with 16. Fuller, also a senior, was ASU's fourth-leading tackler with 58 stops while Mavromichalis, a junior, was a leader on the offensive line, helping the Golden Rams lead the SIAC with 4,386 yards of total offense.