ATLANTA (Sept. 16, 2019) – The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced that Austin Russell (Millsaps), Keegan Nichols (Austin), and Sandy Burks (Hendrix) have been named SAA Football Player of the Week winners.
Offense - Austin Russell - Receiver - Millsaps
Russell was outstanding in the Majors' 35-10 win at Westminster. The junior receiver had 10 catches for 102 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 10.2 yards per catch and was consistently open with his longest catch being of 20 yards.
Defense - Keegan Nichols - Linebacker - Austin
Nichols led Austin to a 27-26 road win over Southwestern Assemblies, Saturday. Nichols finished with 13 tackles, three and a half tackles for a loss, and one sack. His sack was for seven yards.
Special Teams - Sandy Burks - Kicker - Hendrix
Burks was a perfect 2-for-2 on field goals in the Warriors' win at Texas Lutheran. Most importantly, he connected on a 31-yard field goal as time expired which gave Hendrix the win.