Tuskegee picked to win SIAC

Tuskegee was selected by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football coaches to win the 2008 conference title.

Tuskegee, which is the defending undefeated HBCU national champion and SIAC champion, was chosen by seven of the 10 coaches. Albany State, Fort Valley State and Clark-Atlanta all received one vote.

Albany State finished second in the voting, followed by Fort Valley, Morehouse, Stillman, Miles, Lane, Benedict, Clark and Kentucky State. Bendict and Clark tied for eighth.

Tuskegee placed seven played on the preseason all-SIAC team, led by quarterback Jacary Atkinson.





Jacary Atkinson, SR, Valley, AL, Tuskegee University

|Running Back|

Winston ThompsonJR, Miami, FL, Clark Atlanta University

Pierre Brown, SR, New Haven, CT, Fort Valley State University

|Wide Receivers|

Jason English, SR, Mobile, AL, Tuskegee University

Derrick Hector, JR, Mobile, AL, Miles College|

Tight End|

Robert Smith, *, SR, St. Louis, LaneCollege|

Offensive Lineman|

Jonathan Didier, SR, Miami, FL, Clark Atlanta University

Eric Martinear, JR, Selma, AL, Lane College

Montrell Neal, SR, Thomson, GA, Albany State University

Michael Stevens, JR, Montgomery, AL, Tuskegee University

Alphonso Johnson, SR, Montgomery, AL, Clark Atlanta University


|Defensive Lineman|

Jarvis Devaughn, SR, Katy, TX, Tuskegee University

Sammie Hill , SR, West Blockton, AL, Stillman College

Develle Miller, SO, Macon, GA, Albany State University,

Chris Bostock, SR, Birmingham, AL, Miles College


|Jeffrey Cargile, SR, Cincinnati, OH, Morehouse College

Darrin Mack, JR, Epps, AL, Stillman College

Cordell Key, JR, Atlanta, GA, Kentucky State University

|Defensive Backs|

Dre’Mail Hardin, SR, Tuscaloosa, AL, Stillman College

Justin Hannah, JR, Birmingham, AL, Tuskegee University

Terry McGhee, JR, Fort Valley, GA, Albany State University

Mario Fuller , JR, Jesup, GA, Albany Sate University

|Special Teams|

|Kick Returner|

Jamaree Gordon, SO, Atlanta, GA, Kentucky State University

|Punt Returner|

Antoine Mitchell , SO, Decatur, GA, Tuskegee University

|Place Kicker|

Matt Sims, SO, Birmingham, AL, Tuskegee University


Micah Streiff, SR, Atlanta, GA, Morehouse College