Atlanta, GAThe Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announces the 2011 SIAC Preseason Football All-Conference Team and Predicted Order of Finish as voted by the SIAC Football Coaches Association. The 2011 preseason team is led by Albany State quarterback Stanley Jennings, Fort Valley State linebacker Ricky Johnson, and Stillman punter Ronnie Partridge.
In 2010, Jennings led the SIAC with 2392 yards passing and 26 touchdowns while leading Albany State to an 11-1 record including an SIAC regular season title and a berth in the NCAA playoffs. The Marietta, GA native also led the conference in passing efficiency, completion percentage, and total offense. For his efforts, Jennings was named 2010 SIAC Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.
Johnson is the SIACs leading returning tackler with 85 stops including 42 solo tackles. In 2010, the Stone Mountain, GA native led a Wildcat defense that was the best in the nation in total defense and was a All-SIAC first team selection.
In 2010, Partridge led the nation with a 45.5 punting average which earned him several All-American honors.
Defending champion Albany State was picked to win the east division while Tuskegee was selected to win the west division. The Golden Rams were also selected to repeat as SIAC champions.
2011 Predicted Order of Finish
1. Albany State University
2. Fort Valley State University
3. Morehouse College
4. Clark Atlanta University
5. Benedict College
1. Tuskegee University
2. Miles College
3. Kentucky State University
4. Stillman College
5. Lane College