ATLANTA — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named Drelon Freeman (Fort Valley State), Bre’nard Williams (Clark Atlanta), Roderick McKee (Lane), Trevor Wylie (Tuskegee) and Matthew Reese (Tuskegee) as its football players of the week.
Freeman was voted SIAC Offensive Player of the Week with Williams selected to defensive honors. McKee was tabbed as top newcomer while Wylie collected the league’s specialist award. Reese was handed the lineman weekly award.
Fort Valley State
WR • 6-0 • 170 • Fr. • Columbus, Ga.
Freeman guided the FVSU to a win over Division I Savannah State accounting for 52 percent of the offense. He finished with five receptions for 204 yards and two touchdowns. He also tacked on 55 return yards from a combined effort as a punt and kick-off returner. Both of his scores were back-to-back in the second half to give the Wildcats a 35-21 lead putting them for the remainder of the game. He caught an 80-yard pass to go up 35-21 and a 12-yard reception to move ahead 42-21.
LB • 5-11 • 240 • Sr. • Omega, Ga.
Williams tallied a game-high 11 tackles including nine solo with six accounting for 78 yards lost. He also finished with one sack for an 11-yard loss and one pass breakup in the Panthers’ 20-17 win over Lane. Williams was also part of a defense that scored to help power the come from behind win in the fourth quarter.
QB • 6-1 • 210 • Jr. • Jackson, Miss.
Despite the 20-17 loss to Clark Atlanta, Roderick, in the reserve role, connected 18-of-30 attempts for 278 yards and two touchdown passes. He recorded touchdowns of 42 and 37 to help the Dragons to a 17-0 lead after three quarters of play.
PK/P • 181 • 6-2 • So. • Douglasville, Ga.
Wylie accounted for eight of the Tuskegee’s 20 points in their 20-12 win over Albany State. He split the uprights for a 22 and 41 yarder to finish the night 2-for-2. He put TU on the board first and closed out the scoring for the Golden Tigers with his longest on the day. He also connected all of his point after attempts.
OL • 315 • 6-3 • Sr. • Birmingham, Alabama
Reese led offensive line that helped produced 14 first downs, 55 net rushing yards, and 205 passing yards for 260 total offensive yards. He anchored a line that allowed two sacks during the contest, en route to a 20-12 victory over Albany State.