BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alcorn State quarterback Lenorris Footman, Southern linebacker Aaron Tiller, Grambling State punter Jonathan Wallace and Prairie View A&M cornerback Dominique Weaver have been recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference for their outstanding performances during action on Nov. 14.
Offensive Player of the Week
QB – So. – 6-0 – 181 – Monticello, Fla.
Starting in place of John Gibbs Jr., Footman produced with his arms and legs, accounting for 260 total yards and four touchdowns in the Braves’ 65-13 win at Texas Southern. Footman was 11-of-18 through the air with 185 yards and two scores. On the ground, he rushed for 75 yards and found the end zone twice. All of Footman’s scores came in the first half, where Alcorn State jumped out to a 38-0 lead before the break.
Defensive Player of the Week
LB– So. – 6-1 – 237 – Columbus, Ohio
Tiller spent a lot of time in the Alabama A&M backfield, with four of his five total tackles coming behind the line of scrimmage. Tiller also got to the quarterback for three sacks in Southern’s 46-7 win over Alabama A&M. With the performance, Tiller cracked double-digits in sacks on the season (10) and currently leads the Southwestern Athletic Conference in the category.
Special Teams Player of the Week
P – Jr. – 6-0 – 175 – Rayville, La.
Wallace was a significant part of Grambling State’s field position battle during the Tigers 49-31 win at Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He punted five times for 168 yards – an average of 33.6 yards per boot – but four of his punts pinned the Golden Lions inside of their own 20-yard line. Arkansas-Pine Bluff was unable to score on any of its drives that started inside of the 20-yard line.
Newcomer of the Week
Prairie View A&M
CB – Fr. – 5-8 – 160 – Dallas, Texas
Weaver made three stops – one for loss – and picked off a pass in the Panthers’ 38-13 road victory at Alabama State. He also broke up two passes. The freshman currently sits atop the leaderboard in terms of combined pass defenses – interceptions and pass breakups – with nine. He has two picks and seven pass breakups on the year for Prairie View A&M.