(Pittsburgh, PA) – American Urban Radio Networks and the Black College Football Hall of Fame are proud to announce the 2011 SBN Sports Black College All-American (BCAA) Team. They will be honored at the 38th Annual BCAA Awards Reception and during the Black College Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, February 17-18, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia along with SBN’s 2011 Black College National Champions, the Winston-Salem State University Rams.
The 2011 SBN All-American Team is lead by several players from Norfolk State, Jackson State and Winston-Salem State. The Spartans, Tigers and Rams each had four members of their respective squads selected to the team. Individually, Jackson State University quarterback Casey Therriault is the “SBN Sports Doug Williams Offensive Player of the Year,” Grambling State University linebacker Cliff Exama has been named “SBN Sports Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year” and Winston-Salem State University Head Coach Connell Maynor is the “SBN Sports Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year.”
Casey Therriault, (6-3, 205, Sr., Wyoming Park, MI) Jackson State University, “SBN Sports | Doug Williams Offensive Player of the Year”
Therriault was the Offensive Player of the Year in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). During the season he had 3,808 yards passing, 27 touchdowns and a 143.7 passer rating. He also threw for more than 400 yards in four games and surpassed the 300-yard passing mark against five opponents. He was also a member of the 2010 SBN Black College All-American Team.
Cliff Exama (5-10, 235, Sr., N. Miami Beach, FL) Grambling State University, “SBN Sports | Mel Blount Defensive Player of the Year”
Exama was a member of the 2010 SBN Black College All-American Team and followed up his junior campaign with 136 total tackles including 78 unassisted, 19 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 4 pass-breakups and 2 interceptions. His late interception against Alabama A&M sealed the Tigers 16-15 win in the SWAC Championship Game.
Connell Maynor, Winston-Salem State University, “SBN Sports | Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year”
Maynor lead the Rams to a 13-1 overall record in 2011 and the school’s first SBN Black College National Championship. The Rams also advanced to the semi-finals of the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
The 2011 SBN Sports Black College All-American Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, Coach of the Year and National Championship Team will be honored at the 38th Annual BCAA Awards Reception on February 17 and during the Black College Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on February 18, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
The SBN Black College All-American Awards (BCAA) recognize and celebrate the academic and athletic achievements of student athletes who play football at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.