Despite last Saturday’s loss to Morehouse College, two Fort Valley State University football players were named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference “Players of the Week.” Senior defensive back Ricky Johnson is this week’s SIAC Defensive Player of the Week and junior wide receiver Christopher Slaughter is the SIAC Newcomer of the Week.

Johnson, a native of Atlanta, Ga., earned the defensive weekly recognition after his 19-tackle performance against the Maroon Tigers.  The tackles were a career, single-game high for Johnson. He also finished with one tackle for loss; one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and one sack.

Slaughter, a native of Fort Valley, was named newcomer of the week after posting seven catches against the Morehouse defense.  His seven receptions covered 127 yards and he scored on touchdown passes of 41 and 20 yards.  The weekly recognition was the second of the season for Slaughter.

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