November 12, 2019
Top row (from left) Robens Beauplan, TyKeem Doss, and Ronnie Thomas; bottom row (from left) JD Martin, Jacqui Graham, Elijah Keyes, and Desmond Williams. (EC Photos)
Led by Most Valuable Offensive Lineman TyKeem Doss, seven East Central Community College football players received Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-Conference recognition it was announced today.
Doss, a 6-5, 332-pound offensive tackle from Aliceville, Ala., was named both Most Valuable Offensive Lineman and MACJC First-Team All-Conference South Offense after a stellar sophomore season.
Joining Doss on the MACJC First-Team All-Conference South Offense was freshman kicking specialist Robens Beauplan from Riverdale High School in Lehigh Acres, Fla. Beauplan, who was named to the All-Conference South Offense as both a punter and a kicker, was twice named MACJC Special Teams Player of the Week during the season and was also a National Junior College Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week. For the season, Beauplan was 9 of 14 on field goals, 15 of 18 on extra points, and averaged 45 yards per punt.
Sophomore defensive lineman Ronnie Thomas of Clinton was named to the MACJC First-Team All-Conference South Defense. Thomas had 35 total tackles on the season, with 4.5 sacks and 13 tackles for a loss.
Named to the MACJC Second Team All-Conference South Offense were freshman running back JD Martin of Wetumpka, Ala., and freshman offensive tackle Jacqui Graham of Montgomery, Ala., Jefferson Davis. Martin rushed for 858 yards in nine games with five touchdowns.
Selected for the MACJC Second Team All-Conference South Defense were sophomore linebacker Elijah Keyes of Mize and freshman cornerback Desmond Williams of Forsyth, Ga., Mary Persons. Keyes led the Warriors with 70 total tackles, including 47 solo stops. He also had two sacks and six tackles for a loss. Williams netted 45 total tackles and had a team-leading four interceptions.
East Central finished the 2019 season with a 4-5 overall record and 3-3 in the MACJC South Division.