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2011 Conerly Trophy nominees announced

November 8, 2011

The nominees for the 2011 Conerly Trophy were announced today by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Below are the nominees from each of the 4-yard college football programs in the state.

Alcorn State : Terrence Lewis, Jr. WR- Fort Meyers, FL Starting punt returner and wide receiver who garnered 23 catches, 388 yards, and 5 touchdowns this season, thus far.

Belhaven: Justin Gaines, Jr., Running back - Montrose, MS, - leads the team with 923 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Delta State: Micah Davis, Sr. Quarterback - Wesson, MS tops the GSC charts in passing yardage (2,575), completions (210), attempts (337), TDs (17) and TDs responsible for (25) and ranks 8th in total offense in
NCAA DII.

Jackson State: Casey Therriault, Sr., Quarterback Wyoming, Michigan - ranked 3rd in total offense (329.11 yds) in FCS and 4th in passing (315.67) .

Millsaps: Jason O’Rear, Jr. , Wide Receiver, Mandeville, LA, Named Second-Team All-SCAC and Academic All-SCAC... led the SCAC with an average 17.1 yards per catch.

Miss. College: arrad Craine, Defensive Back, Sr., Brandon, MS Jarrad leads all of Division III football with 21 passes defended and paces the Choctaws with four interceptions, including returning one for a touchdown.

Miss. State: Johnthan Banks, Jr., Defensive Back – Maben, MS - Made the switch from safety to corner following an outstanding true freshman campaign . . . Provided a highlight of the 2009 season with 100 interception return for touchdown against Florida.

Miss. Valley: Paul Cox, Sr. Wide Receiver P Patterson, LA, currently leads the Delta Devils with 334 catches for 604 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Ole Miss: Charles Sawyer, Soph., Defensive Back- Miami, FL - Tied 12th in nation and 5th in the SEC with 4 interceptions this season.

Southern Miss.: Austin Davis, Sr., Quarterback, Meridian, MS - Has led Southern MS to an 8–1 record and has broken every passing record in USM history – Named Top Ten national finalist for Lowe’s Senior Class Award.

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