NASHVILLE --- Vincent Sellers and Chris Collins received adidas Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week honors for their performances in Tennessee State’s 17-10 win over Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) foe Georgia State. Sellers was selected as the Newcomer of the Week, while Collins earned a share of the Defensive Player of the Week with Jacksonville State’s Jonathan Hagler.
Sellers recorded 10 tackles, including a tackle-for-loss, during the Thursday night victory in Atlanta. His biggest stops of the night came in the second quarter, as he made a tackle at the two-yard line and followed with his tackle-for-loss which forced the Panthers to settle for a field goal. In the third quarter the freshman tracked down a GSU receiver on a 59-yard pass play, preventing a score, as Tennessee State’s defense held Georgia State scoreless on that drive.
Collins recorded 12 tackles (9 solo), had three tackles-for-loss, a sack and forced a fumble in the win. With GSU driving on the opening series of the game, the Fairburn, Ga. native knocked the ball loose two yards behind the scrimmage, allowing TSU to recover the ball on its own 25-yard line. In the third quarter the senior stopped a Georgia State runner at the four-yard line on fourth and goal to give TSU possession of the ball.
This marks the first OVC weekly honors for Collins and Sellers as the guided the Big Blue defense into holding their FBS opponent to just 10 points and 273 yards of total offense for the game.