MONTGOMERY – After Alabama State’s thrilling 27-21 victory over Tennessee State the play of two Hornets has caught the attention to the tune of receiving player of the week honors.
Senior Malcolm Cyrus, Autaugaville, has been named the Offensive Player of the Week by the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and also by College Sports Madness.
Cyrus finished the game with 256 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 170 yards on 26 carries and he also caught three passes for 86 yards and a score.
Freshman Preston Clark, Jacksonville, Fla., has been named the SWAC’s Special Teams Player of the Week. He connected on both of his field goals (32, 27) and hit all three of his extra points.
Clark also pulled double duty as the Hornets’ punter. He had 10 punts, averaging 33.5 yards per punt. One of his punts was downed inside the 20 while he had a long of 42. The height of his punts forced four fair catches, while only three of his punts were returned for only 22 yards.