Former ECCC Stars Continue Football Careers

New careers are under way for a host of former East Central Community College football players who transferred to various four-year colleges and universities at mid-year, announced Steve Cheatham, ECCC head football coach.

Defensive tackle Jasen Fairley of Collins and offensive lineman Josh Williams of Jackson are now attending Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro; wide receiver Dustin Alley of McDonough, Ga., has signed with Valdosta State University in Ga.; wide receiver Kendrick May of Tuscaloosa is now with the University of West Alabama; linebacker Anthony McDonald of Greenville, N. C., joined the University of North Carolina-Pembroke squad; wide receiver Donavan Tate of Hattiesburg has enrolled at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La.; and wide receiver Lamar Truman of Meridian signed with Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan.

Fairley (5-11, 270) is a product of Collins High School. Williams (6-3, 230) was named to the MACJC All-Star South squad and played high school football at Jackson Lanier.

Dustin Alley (6’, 195) was named the South team’s most valuable player in the annual All-Star Classic and previously attended Union Grove High School.

May (5-10, 175) also made the All-Star squad and was a second team All-State selection. He was named the Warriors’ most valuable wide receiver following the 2008 campaign, during which he had 28 receptions for 404 yards and one touchdown. In addition, he returned seven kickoffs for 198 yards – a 33.6-yard average – and one score. May is a product of Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) High School.

McDonald (5-11, 230) was an MACJC All-Star and came to EC from 71st High School in Greenville, N.C. Tate (6-3, 190) is a product of Hattiesburg High School.

Truman (6’, 195) received the Warriors’ “Mr. Clutch” award for 2008. He played high school football at Northeast Lauderdale.

Other Warriors continuing their careers as earlier announced are wide receiver/return specialist Maurice Langston (5-10, 175) who signed with Mississippi State University, and linebacker Randy Carter (6-1, 195), now with

Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Langston is a product of Northeast Lauderdale High School and Carter attended Quitman High School.

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