Former Carver High standout LeRon Furr was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year on Friday.
Furr had 108 total tackles (49 solo and 59 assists) for the Fort Valley State Wildcats. He also had two sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss.
"I am honored," Furr said. "I feel privileged to be honored with that award."
Two of Furr's Fort Valley State teammates also received recognition.
Another former Carver player, Drelon Freeman, made the all-SIAC first team as a wide receiver. And Brandon Baker, a former Northside player, earned second-team honors as an offensive lineman.
Freeman had 33 catches for 720 yards and 11 touchdowns.
While Furr was appreciative of the individual honor, he was disappointed as the Wildcats went 6-4.
"I had an OK season," he said. "It could have been better as a team."
Furr will start training with an eye on next year's NFL draft as soon as the school semester ends.
Furr's brother, DeRon, signed a undrafted free-agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs in May, but he was cut before the season.