Savannah State Honors 1992 Playoff Team


During halftime of the Savannah State vs. Albany State football game on October 22, the school recognized the 1992 football team. This team remains the first and only football team in school history to make the NCAA Division II playoffs.

The Tigers led the SIAC in offense (398 yards per game) and scoring (33.2 points per game) while its defense yielded 287.7 yards and 18.8 points a game.

Savannah State, who started the season with seven road games, finished the regular season with a 8-3 overall record and a 5-2 conference mark.

SSU faced Jacksonville State in the first round of the playoffs and lost 41-16 to the eventual Division II national champion.

Former players attending the game were linebackers Patrick Dean, Dramell Ware, Johnny Williams and Dante Myers; offensive linemen Steve Aycock, John Parks and Elton McIntosh; defensive linemen Alfredo Givens and Kenneth Wright; quarterbacks Cornelius Leverett and Eric Flournoy; running backs Ronald Rogers and Kenneth Robbins; wide receivers Eric Quarles and Doug Grant; defensive backs Edra Buckles and Jamie Gerido; and team trainer Willie Brantley.

Unable to attend because of coaching duties were Benedict head coach Chennis Berry, Louisville assistant Wesley McGriff and Johnson C. Smith assistant Kevin Thompson.

Those that attended were given tickets to the game and were able to fellowship in the newly formed End Zone Club.

Several members of the coaching staff are no longer with us such head coach/athletic director William “Bill” Davis, offensive coordinator Daryl McNeill, defensive coordinator George James and equipment manager Thomas Mackey.

2 thoughts on “Savannah State Honors 1992 Playoff Team”

  1. No disrespect to a playoff team BUT Why haven’t the SSU baseball team haven’t been honored… 6 CHAMPIONSHIP titles in a row starting with the freshman class of 93-94 runner up that year.. 95,96,97 I won championships as the shortstop and third basemen. We have ZERO BANNERS and ZERO RECOGNITION. I don’t understand!

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