SIAC announces 2010 grid honors

By SIAC Media Relations
Updated: November 19, 2010

ATLANTA — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced the 2010 SIAC All-Conference football team, as selected by the Football Coaches Association, led by Albany State quarterback Stanley Jennings and Morehouse defensive lineman Derrin Nettles.

Jennings, a native from Marietta, Ga., finished the regular season with a league-leading 2,202 yards of total offense, including 2,066 passing yards. Jennings also led the SIAC in almost every major passing category, including passing yards (2,066), yards per game (206.6), and touchdowns with 23.

The 6-foot-2 junior currently ranks second in the nation in passing efficiency with a rating of 170.6. For his efforts, Jennings was named SIAC Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

Nettles, named SIAC Defensive Player of the Year, led the SIAC, with 24.5 tackles for loss which currently leads the nation.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound senior also ranks second in the nation with six forced fumbles and second in the SIAC with nine sacks. He finished the regular season with 54 total tackles, including 32 solo.

Head Coach Mike White was named Coach of the Year after leading Albany State to a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season. He led the Golden Rams to their first conference title since 2006.

Lane College quarterback Tahj Dent was named Freshman of the Year.

The 5-foot-11 Akron, Ohio native led the Dragons with 1,153 yards of total offense, 625 passing yards, and 528 rushing yards. He also finished with nine touchdowns, including five rushing and four passing.

Conference champion Albany State led the way with 13 selections, including eight first-team selections, followed by Morehouse with 10 and Fort Valley State with eight.

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