A local product earns a weekly award from the SIAC conference. Today former AC Flora Falcon Edward Kirkland was named Defensive Player of the week for the Benedict Tigers.

The senior defensive back had 7 tackles and a fourth quarter interception to force overtime as Benedict won 29-26 over Morehouse in double overtime on Saturday. It was Kirkland's fourth interception of the season.

The team captain and the Tigers are 5-2 and second in the east division. They play their second straight road game against Albany State on Saturday.