Offensive Player of the Year
AJ McKenna - Albany State University
Albany State University quarterback A.J. McKenna was the offensive mastermind behind the suc- ess of the 2009 Golden Rams. Starting all 11 games, McKenna led the Golden Rams to an 8-3 overall record and an NCAA Division II playoff berth. McKenna led the ASU “Gold Rush” offense with 2,355 yards of total offense. In 11 games, he passed for 2,027 yards, completing 154 of 288 passes for 19 touchdowns, an average of 184.3 yards per game; and rushed for 328 yards on 92 carries for a touch- down.
Defensive Player of the Year
Justin Hannah - Tuskegee University
Born March 9. Son of Jocelyn Hannah and John Hannah...2006 graduate of West End High School, Birmingham, Alabama ...A biology major in the College of Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Sciences HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 9 interceptions, 39 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 13 break-ups on offense...Caught 74 passes for 922 yards and 6 touchdowns on offense All-City (WR,DB), All-Metro (DB), All-State (DB) Grid Forecasters Most Outstanding wide receiver Team’s MVP, Best of the Super Senior List. Tied a State record for interceptions in a single-game. Led the city in receptions. First team Preseason All-SIAC Earned First Team All-SIAC 2009 - First Team Preseason All-SIAC D2Football.com All- SIAC Preseason Team.