ATLANTA, Ga. (November 1, 2021) – Eric Phoenix (Benedict) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, while N’Ktavious Floyd (Miles) earned Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Monday.
Rigoberto Tinoco (Benedict) was also tabbed Special Teams Player of the Week alongside, Jamal Holloway (Central State) who earned Newcomer of the Week.
OFFENSIVE – Eric Phoenix, Benedict
Quarterback | 6’3 | Sophomore | Savannah, Ga.
Phoenix completed 27-of-34 passes for 280 yards and 3 TDs against Clark Atlanta in a 24-21 victory. The Savannah, Ga. native had one interception, and was not sacked. On the game-winning drive, he completed 4-of-6 passes and rushed twice for 17 yards.
DEFENSIVE – N’Ktavious Floyd, Miles
Linebacker | 5’11 | Senior | Phenix City, AL
Floyd had 10 tackles (eight solo), two tackles for loss and a sack as Miles defeated Edward Waters.
SPECIAL TEAMS – Rigoberto Tinoco, Benedict
Kicker | 5’8 | Senior | Lyons, Ga.
Tinoco kicked the game-winning 17-yard field goal with no time on the clock as Benedict defeated Clark Atlanta 24-21. He was also perfect on three PAT kicks.
NEWCOMER – Jamal Holloway, Central State
Defensive End | 6’3 | Senior | Camden, NJ
Central State senior Jamal Holloway stood out on the defensive side of the ball last Saturday against the SIAC’s top ranked offense in Lane College. Holloway had 15 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and a blocked extra point on Saturday. Holloway has 72 total tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles this season.
OTHER PLAYERS NOMINATED
|OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK||Donte Edwards (Miles); Louis Williams (Tuskegee)|
|DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK||Kameron Tate (Tuskegee); Jamal Holloway (Central State)|
|SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK||Jay Fitch (Miles); Ryan Duff (Tuskegee)|
|NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK||Louis Williams (Tuskegee)|