Golden Eagle football program receives more post-season honors
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech's Watson Brown received another nod as Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year and four Golden Eagle players were named to the all-OVC team chosen by College Sports Madness, a national website that covers collegiate athletics.
Brown had previously been voted the league's Coach of the Year in conference-wide voting after leading the Golden Eagles to a 7-4 overall record and a share of their first OVC title in 36 seasons. Tech advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs for the first time in school history.
The Golden Eagles were also represented with four players named to the website's all-OVC team, including three on offense and one from the defense.
On offense, Tech's selections were runningback Dontey Gay, wide receiver Tim Benford, and guard Scott Schweitzer. All three had previously been recognized by the league's vote.
On the defensive side of scrimmage, Golden Eagle senior defensive back Corey Watson was selected.
2011 Ohio Valley All-Conference Team selected by College Sports Madness
|Ohio Valley Conference Page|
|Coach of the Year||Freshman of the Year|
|Watson Brown, Tennessee Tech||Spencer Davis, Southeast Missouri St.|
|Offensive Player of the Year||Defensive Player of the Year|
|Casey Brockman, Murray State||Blake Peiffer, Southeast Missouri St.|
|QB||Casey Brockman, Murray State||DL||Kevin Robinson, Murray State
|RB||Matt Denham, Eastern Kentucky||DL||Artavious Dowdell, Eastern Illinois|
|RB||Dontey Gay, Tennessee Tech||DL||D.J. Roberts, Tennessee- Martin|
|WR||Chris Wright, Eastern Illinois||DL||Jamison Wadley, Jacksonville State|
|WR||Tim Benford, Tennessee Tech||LB||Kevin Hamlin, Easten Kentucky|
|TE||Sam Hendricks, Eastern Illinois||LB||Blake Peiffer, Southeast Missouri St.|
|OL||Scott Schweitzer, Tennessee Tech||LB||Sam Small, Murray State|
|OL||Patrick Ford, Eastern Kentucky||DB||Dontrell Johnson, Murray State|
|OL||Michael Mancini, Tennessee-Martin||DB||Corey Watson, Tennessee Tech|
|OL||Sherman Carter, Tennessee State||DB||C.J. Estelle, Tennessee-Martin|
|OL||Raymond Hopson, Murray State||DB||Jeremy Caldwell, Eastern Kentucky|
|K||Kienan Cullen, Murray State||P||Joe Vucic, Southeast Missouri St.|
|KR||Tavares Crawford, Eastern Illinois||PR||C.J. Estelle, Tennessee-Martin|
College Sports Madness has covered FCS football all season. The season started by providing in-depth previews of the Top 44 FCS football teams. During the regular season the Madness provided an updated FCS Top 25 each week, recognized players of the week for each conference, and updated a projection of the FCS playoff bracket each week. Playoff coverage <http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/fcs-football/fcs-playoffs> includes a capsule profile of each team in the field of 20, game breakdowns for each round of the playoffs and a continuously updated playoff bracket.