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  12/12/21 - Montrell WashingtonrSr/2022, Samford, 5-09, 181 (DS#61 WR) + More +

  2021 ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): WR & KR Montrell Washington, Sr., Samford,...Washington led the nation this season in all-purpose yards per game, with an average of 176.2 all-purpose yards per game. He also led the Southern Conference in scoring at 9.8 points per game and in punt return average at 17.4 yards per return. He ranked second in the league in receiving yards per game at 73.9 and third in the SoCon in receptions per game at 5.5. Washington caught 60 passes for 813 yards and nine touchdowns. He finished the season with 1,938 all-purpose yards. - Samford Football

(DS#61 WR) rSr/2022 WR Montrell WashingtonSamford
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  12/12/21 - Liam WelchrSr/2022, Samford, 6-1, 210 (DS#50 QB) + More +

  2021 ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB Liam Welch, Gr., Samford,...This season, Welch ranked fifth in the nation in total offense per game, averaging 352.4 total yards per contest. He also ranked seventh nationally in passing yards per game, with an average of 306.0 yards per game through the air. For the season, Welch completed 315-of-477 passes for 3,366 yards and 22 touchdowns. He passed for at least 300 yards in six games this season, including a Samford and Southern Conference record 582 yards against ETSU. - Samford Football

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  12/12/21 - Jabari BrooksrSo/2025, Samford, 6-2, 338 (DS#999 OG) + More +

  2021 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (COACHES): Jabari Brooks, Samford,...As a young player stepping up, Brooks saw action in all 11 games and started the final seven games of the season at left guard. He was one of the key players on the Bulldogs' offensive line throughout the season. - Samford Football

(DS#999 OG) rSo/2025 OG Jabari BrooksSamford
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  12/12/21 - Seth SimmerrSr/2023, Samford, 6-3, 302 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  2021 ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Seth Simmer, Gr., Samford,...Simmer was a consistent presence on the Samford defensive line this season. He ranked fourth on the team with 35 tackles, including 28 solo stops. He was also second on the team in tackles for loss with 7.0 tackles for a loss of 30 yards. He also produced 2.0 sacks for 15 total yards. - Samford Football

(DS#999 DT) rSr/2023 DT Seth SimmerSamford
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  12/12/21 - Gavin OrrrJr/2024, Samford, 6-3, 281 (DS#999 OG) + More +

  2021 ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OL Gavin Orr, Sr., Samford,...Orr was one of the leaders of the Bulldogs' offensive line this season. He started at right tackle for Samford on an offensive line that produced 100-yard rushers in four games and, despite leading the SoCon in pass attempts, was tied for fourth in fewest sacks allowed. - Samford Football

(DS#999 OG) rJr/2024 OG Gavin OrrSamford
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  11/16/21 - Montrell WashingtonrSr/2022, Samford, 5-09, 181 (DS#61 WR) + More +

  Samford's Montrell Washington had touchdowns rushing, receiving and on a kickoff return in his team's 70-52 loss at Florida. According to ESPN, Washington was the first FCS player since Villanova's Brian Westbrook in 1998 to accomplish that feat against a current Power Five team. - AP College Football

(DS#61 WR) rSr/2022 WR Montrell WashingtonSamford
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  11/07/21 - Jay StantonrJr/2024, Samford, 5-11, 185 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Jay Stanton ran for a season-high 134 yards with a touchdown, Samford's defense and special teams added scores and the Bulldogs defeated The Citadel 35-14 on Saturday. Stanton's 68-yard run gave Samford (4-5, 3-4 Southern Conference) a 14-7 lead in the second quarter and Montrell Washington added a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown for a 21-7 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Demarcus Ware scored his second rushing touchdown of the game and Midnight Steward scored on a 94-yard fumble return. Quarterback Jaylan Adams led The Citadel (2-7, 1-5) with 23 rushes for 80 yards but was just 4-of-12 passing for 73 yards. He ran for both of the Bulldogs' touchdowns. Samford quarterback Liam Welch completed 12 of 17 passes for 118 yards. - AP College Football

(DS#999 RB) rJr/2024 RB Jay StantonSamford
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  10/16/21 - Jay StantonrJr/2024, Samford, 5-11, 185 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Zach Williams kicked a 38-yard field goal with 1:38 left and Walker Gliarmis missed a 41-yarder at the buzzer as Samford held off Wofford 27-24 on Saturday. Gliarmis made a 31-yard field goal to tie it at 24 with 4:43 left. Jay Stanton rushed 12 times for 130 yards and Liam Welch completed 26-of-41 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns for Samford (3-3, 2-2 Southern), which won its seventh straight in the series. Welch also rushed eight times for 39 yards and a touchdown. Chandler Smith caught seven passes for 52 yards and a touchdown for Samford. Montrell Washington had four catches for 69 yards, and Michael Vice also caught a touchdown pass. Irvin Mulligan rushed 16 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns, including a 41-yarder to get within 24-21, for Wofford (1-5, 0-4). Gliarmis also missed a 40-yarder in the second quarter. - AP College Football

(DS#999 RB) rJr/2024 RB Jay StantonSamford
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  09/28/21 - Liam WelchrSr/2022, Samford, 6-1, 210 (DS#50 QB) + More +

  SEPT 27 STATS PERFORM FCS NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Liam Welch, Samford, QB, Grad, 6-2, 208, Augusta, Georgia,...Welch set Southern Conference records for passing yards (582) and total offensive yards (655) in a 55-48 overtime loss to then-No. 15 ETSU. He also set school records for completions (56) and attempts (73), a 76.7 percent accuracy that included three touchdowns and one interception against a defense that had allowed an average of only 7.7 points in its first three games. Welch rushed for 73 yards on 10 carries and scored on a two-point conversion.

Honorable Mention: Eric Barriere, QB, Eastern Washington; Grant Breneman, QB, Colgate; Korey Bridy, RB/PK, VMI; Jack Chambers, QB, Charleston Southern; Jack Cook, QB, Dayton; Cameron Crayton, WR, Georgetown; Tim DeMorat, QB, Fordham; Westin Elliott, QB, Merrimack; Felix Harper, QB, Alcorn State; Geno Hess, RB, Eastern Kentucky; Quay Holmes, RB, ETSU; Keon Howard, QB, UT Martin; Tyler Hudson, WR, Central Arkansas; Isaiah Ifanse, RB, Montana State; Ryan McDaniel, WR, North Carolina Central; Eric Schmid, QB, Sam Houston; Lindsey Scott, QB, Nicholls; Jason Shelley, QB, Missouri State; Rogan Wells, QB, Western Carolina. - STATS FCS Football


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  09/28/21 - Liam WelchrSr/2022, Samford, 6-1, 210 (DS#50 QB) + More +

  Samford's Liam Welch threw for 582 yards and had 655 yards of total offense against East Tennessee State, the highest totals in the Championship Subdivision in eight years. The last FCS player to put up those kinds of numbers was Stephen F. Austin's Brady Attaway, who threw for 662 yards and, with minus-7 yards rushing, had 655 in total offense against Prairie View in 2013. - AP College Football

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  09/23/21 - DeMarcus WareSr/2022, Samford, 5-09, 188 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  SEPT 20 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DeMarcus Ware, Sr., RB, Samford, Olive Branch, Miss.,...Samford running back DeMarcus Ware ran 26 times for 118 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 42-37 win at Western Carolina on Saturday. The senior from Olive Branch, Mississippi, scored the first two touchdowns of the day, the first on a 44-yard run and the second on a 4-yard scamper to make it a 14-0 game at the end of the first quarter. Ware added his third score of the day with 6:27 left in the game, scoring on another 4-yard run. Ware also caught three passes for 11 yards. Other nominees: Raleigh Webb (The Citadel), Quay Holmes (ETSU), Ailym Ford (Chattanooga), Korey Bridy (VMI) and Rogan Wells (Western Carolina). - SoCon Football

(DS#999 RB) Sr/2022 RB DeMarcus WareSamford
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  09/18/21 - DeMarcus WareSr/2022, Samford, 5-09, 188 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  DeMarcus Ware ran for 118 yards and three touchdowns, including the deciding score with 6:28 left in the game as Samford held off a second-half comeback by Western Carolina to earn a 42-37 victory in the Southern Conference opener for both teams Saturday. Ware ran 44 yards for the game's first score, then scored from the 4 on the final play of the first quarter to give the Bulldogs a 13-0 lead. Liam Welch threw 33 yards to Montrell Washington in the second quarter to push the Samford lead to 20-3. The Catamounts (0-3) scored four straight touchdowns, two on touchdown passes from Rogan Wells and a third when Western Carolina sacked Welch in the end zone early in the third quarter. Wells found Calvin Jones with a 52-yard score with 4:23 left to get within a touchdown of the lead. Welch was 27 of 48 for 352 yards and a touchdown but was picked off four times for Samford (2-1). Wells was 25 of 56 for Western Carolina and had three touchdowns to go with three interceptions. He carried 16 times for 120 yards. - AP College Football

(DS#999 RB) Sr/2022 RB DeMarcus WareSamford
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  09/10/21 - Montrell WashingtonrSr/2022, Samford, 5-09, 181 (DS#61 WR) + More +

  SEPT 6 SOCON FOOTBALL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Montrell Washington, Sr., WR/KR, Samford, Canton, Ga.,...Samford wide receiver/kick returner Montrell Washington returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown as part of an incredible all-around performance in the Bulldogs' 52-14 win over Tennessee Tech on Thursday. The senior from Canton, Georgia, had three punt returns for 69 yards (23 yards per return) and added 22 yards on a pair of kickoff returns (11 yards per return). Washington also caught seven passes for 128 yards and rushed once for 26 yards to total 245 all-purpose yards on the day, the second-most of the FCS week. Washington's play also netted him Stats Perform National Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Other nominees: Tyler Keltner (ETSU), Timmy Bleekrode (Furman), Devin Folser (Mercer), Gabe Boring (Chattanooga), Jerry Rice (VMI), Richard McCollum (Western Carolina) and Atkins Roberts (Wofford). - Southern Conference Football

(DS#61 WR) rSr/2022 WR Montrell WashingtonSamford
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  09/07/21 - Montrell WashingtonrSr/2022, Samford, 5-09, 181 (DS#61 WR) + More +

  SEPT 6 STATS FCS NATIONAL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Montrell Washington, Samford, WR/RS, R-Sr., 5-10, 170, Canton, Georgia,...Washington went 62 yards for a touchdown on his first punt return of the season, part of a huge all-around performance in Samford's 52-14 triumph over Tennessee Tech. His 245 all-purpose yards were the second-most of the FCS week, coming on three punt returns for 69 yards, two kickoff returns for 22 yards, seven receptions for 128 yards and one carry for 26 yards. Honorable Mention: Brady Buell, P, Houston Baptist; Cole Bunce, PK, Villanova; Grant Burke, P, Missouri State; Brandon Codrington, PR, North Carolina Central; Jake Gerardi, P, Southern Utah; Isaiah Gomez, PK, UC Davis; Max Quick, P, Stephen F. Austin; Rashid Shaheed, KR, Weber State. - STATS FCS Football

(DS#61 WR) rSr/2022 WR Montrell WashingtonSamford
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  09/02/21 - Liam WelchrSr/2022, Samford, 6-1, 210 (DS#50 QB) + More +

  Liam Welch threw four touchdown passes as Samford rolled to a 52-14 victory over Tennessee Tech in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night. Welch, the Southern Conference's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, was 33-of-44 passing for 370 yards. Montrell Washington made eight catches for 170 yards receiving, and he scored on a 62-yard punt return in the first quarter.

David Gist's 3-yard touchdown run pulled Tennessee Tech to 17-14 with 9:25 remaining in the third quarter before the Bulldogs scored on their next five drives. Welch threw touchdown passes between a scoring run each from DeMarcus Ware and Jay Stanton from inside the 10. Samford, which finished fourth in the nation averaging 40.3 points during the spring season, put up 475 yards of offense against the Golden Eagles. Tennessee Tech's Davis Shanley completed 19 of 34 passes for 159 yards including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Justin Oden. Gist finished with 72 yards rushing on 17 carries. - AP College Football/Samford Football


(DS#50 QB) rSr/2022 QB Liam WelchSamford
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