SIAC Week 5 Football Honors
ATLANTA (October 3, 2016) – Johnathan McCrary of Clark Atlanta was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Offensive Player of the Week and Osband Thompson of Tuskegee was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week, announced on Monday.
Mack Green (Albany State) was selected as the Special Teams Player of the Week and Dre Martin (Clark Atlanta) was selected as the Newcomer of the Week.
McCrary, a 6’5 redshirt junior from Decatur, Ga. helped Clark Atlanta rally from behind to defeat Morehouse 37-36 in an SIAC contest on Saturday. The quarterback completed 27-of-45 passes and threw five touchdowns. McCrary’s 456 passing yards were a conference-high this season along with his pass attempts.
Thompson, a 6’0 junior linebacker from Miami, Fla. led Tuskegee with 13 tackles in a come-from-behind 21-16 victory over UNC Pembroke. The junior pressured quarterback Patrick O’Brien of UNC Pembroke, recovering a fumble which led to the Golden Tigers second touchdown in 19 seconds to trim the deficit to just two at the time in the fourth quarter. He also finished with a tackle for loss and a pair of quarterback hurries in the victory. Saturday’s performance was the third time in five games that Thompson recorded double-digit tackles.
Green, a 5-7 senior from Albany, Ga. returned a kick for 95 yards in the third quarter to give Albany State a 35-10 lead over Miles. Green also rushed four yards for his first career touchdown to give Albany State a 14-10 edge heading into the second quarter on Saturday.
Martin, a 5-7 freshman from LaGrange, Ga. made his second career start against Morehouse and hauled in seven receptions for 238 yards and three touchdowns all in second half. The three scoring plays were the first three career touchdowns. Additionally, Martin set a conference best this season in receiving yards in a game.