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December 19, 2013

Williams named AFCA Coach of the Year

GMC football recognized nationally

MILLEDGEVILLE — Finishing as the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association’s runner-up football team, Georgia Military College wrapped up an impressive season this week earning numerous national honors for the team’s efforts.

Bulldogs’ head coach Bert Williams was named American Community College Football Coaches Association (ACCFCA) Coach of the Year after leading the squad to an 11-1 season this fall.

“It is very gratifying to get the award,” Williams said. “It sends a message out there about what our program is about. It rewards our whole program for the good job we did this year.”

Days later the NJCAA also honored six GMC players, three on offense, two on defense and one on special teams, with All-American status for the 2013 season.

“It’s always good to have a player get that award,” Williams said.

Offensively, freshman Jovon Robinson and sophomore Devon Williams earned First-Team All-American honors. Robinson led the league in rushing and scoring with 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns and tied the record for most points scored in a season with 204 this fall, while Devon helped open up room for the Bulldogs’ tailbacks on the offensive line.

“I think with the success we had running the ball, Jovon was an easy one,” Williams said.

The NJCAA placed sophomore offensive lineman Adam Duckett on the Honorable Mention list as well for the Bulldogs for helping create one of the most powerful rushing attacks in the country.

On the defensive side of the ball, GMC’s Kenderius Whitehead represented well earning First-Team All-American honors as a freshman lineman having earned 36 total tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles, while sophomore defensive back Stephen Houston was honored with Second-Team All-American Status for the Bulldogs after finishing the year with 36 tackles, 10 pass breakups and four interceptions.

“On defense, again our top two guys were at the top statistically,” Williams said. “I think it ought to create some attention throughout the community and across the state.”

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