Originally created 11/17/00

Area players in college



PlayerTeam, Yr./High School/Position/News and notes

Troy Albea/Appalachian State, Sr./Lincoln County/WR/Has 804 yards of offense (604 receiving, 200 rushing) and seven touchdowns.

Michael Anderson/Georgia Southern, Sr./Evans/RT/Starter up front for offense that is averaging 331.1 rushing yards and 32.9 points.

David Aubrey/S. Carolina St., So./Butler/OL/Helped Bulldogs (3-7) put up 57 points in victory over Morgan State.

Lannis Baxley/Alabama, So./Burke County/OL/Starter at right tackle for the Crimson Tide, which is averaging 22.8 points through 10 games.

Jerry Beard/Appalachian State, So./Lincoln County/RB/Has team-high 583 yards on 115 carries and six touchdowns for the 7-3 Mountaineers.

Kendrell Bell/Georgia, Sr./Laney/LB/Has 65 tackles (38 unassisted), including four for losses (two sacks) for 6-3 Bulldogs.

Bubba Brantley/Georgia Southern, Jr./Washington Co./OG/Reserve guard for Eagles, who have scored 44 offensive TDs through 11 games.

Chris Brown/Georgia Tech, Sr./Butler/OT/Starter up front for Yellow Jackets, who are averaging 431.1 yards of offense and 34.4 points.

Ryan Bowers/Presbyterian, So./Greenbrier/SS/Among team leaders with 52 tackles (three for losses) and has two interceptions.

Travis Burkett/Georgia Southern, Sr./South Aiken/OT/Reserve lineman for Eagles, who are averaging 448.3 yards of offense.

Tyeler Dean/South Carolina, So./Barnwell/P/Averaging 39.2 yards per punt, with a long of 56; has dropped 12 inside the 20-yard line.

Chris Dickerson/Presbyterian, So./Lakeside/DL/Has recorded 38 tackles, five for losses, for the Blue Hose.

Terrence Edwards/Georgia, So./Washington Co./WR/Leads Bulldogs with 43 receptions for 593 yards (13.8 average) and has four TDs.

Brian Elam/South Carolina, So./North Augusta/DB/Has nine tackles (six unassisted) through 10 games.

Michael Hicks/SW Baptist, Fr./Greenbrier/WR/Ranks among the top 15 in the MIAA conference in kickoff return average.

Brian Jones/North Greenville, Fr./Butler/LB/Has 25 tackles and has been named special teams player of week six times.

Kendrick Jones/S. Carolina St., So./Glenn Hills/DE/Helped Bulldogs extend win streak to two with victory over Morgan State.

Nick Kearns/Georgia Southern, Jr./Westside/S/Thirty-two tackles, including three for losses, to go with one interception and one fumble recovery.

Kelvin Leverett/S. Carolina St., Jr./Lincoln County/DB/Starting cornerback for Bulldogs, who improved to 3-7 with a victory over Morgan State.

Basail Mack/Georgia Southern, LB/Josey/Sr./Has recorded 13 tackles, six unassisted, for one of Southern Conference's top defenses.

Nate Mahoney/The Citadel, So./Silver Bluff/TB/Has 99 carries for 354 yards (3.6 average) and two TDs with a long of 19 for the 2-8 Bulldogs.

Chip Pearson/East Tennessee State, Jr./Lakeside/LG/Starter up front for Buccaneers, who improved to 5-5 with victory over Chattanooga.

Dennis Quinn/South Carolina, So./Washington-Wilkes/LB/Has 29 tackles (21 unassisted), two interceptions and one sack.

Lavar Rainey/Georgia Southern, Sr./Richmond Academy/CB/Third on team with 59 tackles (32 unassisted) and is second with five interceptions.

Jamal Reynolds/Florida State, Sr./Aiken/DE/Leads ACC with 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and two safeties; 55 tackles (15 for losses).

David Rivers/Western Carolina, Sr./Lakeside/QB/Has completed 188 of 316 passes (59.5 percent) for 2,450 yards to go with 14 TDs and eight picks.

Derek Rogers/Chattanooga, So./Silver Bluff/DE/Has six tackles while seeing action in nine of the Moccasins' 10 games.

Shanard Smith/Elon, Sr./Laney/DB/Completed his fourth season as a starter for the Phoenix, who fell to 7-4 with loss to Georgia Southern.

Ryan Sprague/Florida State, Sr./Lakeside/TE/Has 11 receptions for 205 yards (18.6 average) for the 10-1 Seminoles.

Troy Tolbert/Georgia Tech, Sr./Josey/CB/Has six tackles (three unassisted) while seeing action in eight games for the 7-2 Yellow Jackets.

Ben Troupe/Florida, Fr./Butler/TE/One reception for 22 yards while seeing action in five games for the Gators.

Shannon Wadley/South Carolina, Jr./Swainsboro/LB/Has 48 tackles (35 unassisted), including nine for losses, to go with one sack and one pick.

T.J. Watkins/Clemson, Jr./North Augusta/LT/Starter up front for the Tigers, who are averaging 38.0 points and 455.2 yards of offense.

Ed Wilder/Georgia Tech, Sr./Wash.-Wilkes/FB/One of team's top blocking backs; has two receptions for 25 yards and one carry for one yard.

Tyrie Williams/Georgia Southern, So./Washington Co./NT/Has recorded seven tackles, four unassisted, as one of Eagles' top reserve linemen.

Seth Yates/East Carolina, Fr./Evans/TE/Has five receptions for 80 yards for the 6-3 Pirates.

Anthony Young/Wake Forest, Fr./North Augusta/QB/Has 539 yards of offense (328 rushing, 211 passing) and four TDs (two passing, two rushing).

Brian Young/Georgia Southern, Fr./Washington Co/OG/Reserve lineman for Eagles, who are averaging 5.8 yards per rushing attempt.

Michael Youngblood/Georgia Southern, Jr./Burke County/LB/Has 42 tackles (three for losses), one interception (78-yard return) and one fumble recovery.