A RECORD 20 STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO ALL-SAA TEAMS

ATLANTA, Ga. – An historic season for Panther football continues as a record 20 student-athletes were named to All-Conference Honors today (Nov. 23). BSC was awarded six first team honors, nine second team honors, and five were voted honorable mention.
 
DJ Albright earned his third All-Conference award of his career after an outstanding 2021 fall season. Albright compiled 24 total tackles, one interception and seven pass break ups. He not only played great on the defensive side of the ball he was electric on special teams. The Alpharetta, Ga. native averaged 23.81 yards per kickoff return, which led the team. Albright also helped the defense rank 8th in the country in scoring defense en route to being named All-SAA Second Team Defense.
 
Joining Albright on the All-SAA Second Team is safety Jimmy Anderson. This is the second all-conference selection for the Tuscaloosa, Ala. native. Anderson recorded a career-high in tackles with 35, pass break ups with six, and recorded his first career interception against Berry, which he took back for a touchdown. He also recorded a blocked kick and forced fumble while playing on the special teams unit.
 
Brandon Armstrong received his third all-conference selection. Armstrong was one of two Panther players named to All-SAA First Team Offense. The Clarksville, Tenn. native was a key component on the offensive line. Armstrong helped led the Panther offense to rank first in the SAA in total rushing yards and rushing yards per game. BSC also ranked inside the top 20 nationally in total offense and rushing offense.
 
Court Coley saved his best season for last. The linebacker led the team in tackling and ranked fourth in total tackles in the Southern Athletic Association. This is the first all-conference selection of Coley’s career. Coley also ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (9.0), and sacks (5.5). He went on to rank inside the top six in both stat categories in the SAA as well. Coley was named to All-SAA First Team Defense.
 
Cameron DeArman also had a stellar final season for the Panthers. The senior recorded 50 total tackles including 32 solo tackles. He also led the team in tackles for loss (12.0) and sacks (7.0). The totals ranked him second in the conference in both categories. He caused havoc in backfield on season long forcing two fumbles, recording nine quarterback hurries and two pass breakups at the line of scrimmage. This was DeArman’s second all-conference selection.
 
Tavion Fleming earned his first all-conference selection being named to Honorable Mention Offense. Fleming was the second leading rusher for the Panthers, rushing for 584 yards on 81 carries good for 7.2 yards per rush, ranking second on the team as well. Fleming compiled nine total touchdowns on the season as well.
 
Zach Ford went nearly perfect on the year both on field goals and extra point attempts. Ford was 5-for-6 on field goals with a long of 38 yards. He was 1-for-1 inside the 20-yard line and 4-5 from 30-39 yards. He was also 47-for-48 on extra points this season. He compiled 62 points good for second on the team. Ford picked up his first all-conference selection by being named to All-SAA Second Team Offense.
 
Defensive lineman, Trey Gory earned his first all-conference selection being named All-SAA Second Team Defense. When the Panthers needed a spark on defense Gory showed up time and time again. The Mountain Brook, Ala. native recorded 19 total tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. The junior also added two quarterback hurries to his stat line.
 
Wes Guilford earned his second all-conference selection after being named to All-SAA First Team Defense. Guilford, who played opposite Albright also had a remarkable season. The senior recorded 19 total tackles with 18 of them being solo tackles. He recorded one tackle for loss as a defensive back and had one interception which he returned for 42 yards. Guilford added three pass breakups on the season as well.
 
Aidan Hood was recognized for his outstanding work on special teams and flipping field position for the Panthers. Hood was named to All-SAA First Team Defense, his first all-conference selection of his career. Hood only punted 26 times for a total of 1,051 yards. He averaged 40.42 yards and pinned the opposing team inside the 20 six times. He also had four punts go 50 or more yards.
 
Derrick Maddox was a beast up front all year and paved the way for the offense. Maddox helped the BSC offense rank first in the conference in rushing yards and rushing yards per game. He also helped the Panthers rank second in the conference in scoring averaging 38.8 points per game. This is the third time Maddox has been named to an all-conference team in his career.
 
Freshman, Byron Millsap made an immediate impact for the Panthers as a tight end. Millsap caught 12 passes for 231 yards and averaged 19.25 yards per reception. He ranked third on the team in yards per reception and fourth in total yards. He caught his lone touchdown against in-state rival Huntingdon that gave them a spark and went on to win 48-9. Millsap earned All-SAA Second Team Offense for his efforts.
 
Offensive lineman, Chris Moore is the third lineman to get recognized for their work in the trenches. Moore was the signal caller on offense. The Brentwood, Tenn. native was named to All-SAA Second Team Offense for the second year in a row. Moore helped the offense rank first in the conference in total rushing yards and yards per game. He helped the Panthers to a record setting year on offense.
 
Gage Motes was a part of one of if not the best linebacking core in the conference. Motes recorded 45 total tackles with over half of them being solo tackles. He ranked seventh on the team in tackles for loss with 4.5 and he also added a sack against Hendrix. This is Motes first all-conference selection as a Panther as he was selected to Honorable Mention Defense.
 
Gentry Neese was one of two pass catchers to make an all-conference team. Neese grabbed 28 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns. The three touchdowns are a career-high for Neese. He had a long catch of 73 against Sewanee. His catches and yards rank second on the team. Gentry was named to Honorable Mention Offense.  
 
The second receiver to make an all-conference team is Branden Rew. Rew had a tremendous season catching 30 passes for 642 yards and six touchdowns. He led wide receivers in all three categories. Rew also had four straight games where he got a touchdown. He recorded two games of 100+ yards and a touchdown. Rew received All-SAA Second Team Offense.
 
Gibbs Sherrell was one of three Panther linebackers selected to an all-conference team. Sherrell was awarded selected to All-SAA Second Team Defense. Gibbs recorded 42 total tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss for a loss of nine yards. Sherrell also broke up four passes. This was the first all-conference selection for Sherrell.
 
Robert Shufford had another exceptional season on the ground. Shufford rushed for 1,296 yards with 19 rushing touchdowns. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry. The McKenzie, Ala. native averaged 117.82 yards per game. The senior ranked in the top 20 in Division III in rushing touchdowns, rushing yards, and rushing yards per game. This is the third time Shufford has received an all-conference award after being named All-SAA First Team Offense.
 
Garrett Smith was also a wrecking ball on the defensive line for Birmingham-Southern. Smith recorded 24 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks. Smith also forced one fumble and had two quarterback hurries. Smith recorded career-highs in all stat categories en route to being named Honorable Mention Defense.
 
Birmingham-Southern’s last all-conference selection is Carson Walter. Walter a Fayetteville, Ga. native received his second all-conference selection after being named to All-SAA First Team Defense. The junior recorded 35 total tackles and a tackle for loss from his defensive back position. He also recorded a career-high in pass break ups with five.
 
The 20 student-athletes is a new single-season record for the BSC Football program.
 
Trinity’s Tucker Horn earned SAA Offensive Player of the Year, Caleb Harmel also of Trinity earned SAA Defensive Player of the Year. Trinity’s Christ Stewart earned SAA Special Teams Player of the Year and the Tigers Head Coach Jerheme Urban was named SAA Coach of the Year. Berry’s Brandon Cade was awarded SAA Newcomer of the Year.
 
To see the complete list of All-SAA honors, click here.

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