Shaw’s Quintez Smith Named Division II Defensive
Player of the Week
September 2, 2009
(Raleigh, NC) – Quintez Smith – whose three “pick sixes” powered Shaw’s win over Elizabeth City State – was today named d2football.com’s National Defensive Player of the Week. This caps a week where he was also named CIAA Defensive Back of the Week, and one of four finalists for the HBCU Player of the Week.
Smith (6-1, 187, New Orleans, LA) had three interception returns for touchdowns with a total of 194 return yards in Saturday’s game. He also recovered a fumble in the end zone to stop an ECSU scoring drive, and had three tackles and six assists.
Shaw University Head Coach Darrell Asberry said, “Let’s be honest, Quintez’s game was a once in a lifetime performance. You could go to a lot of games without seeing a night like that.” He continued, “He’s a transfer (from UT-Chattanooga) and has worked hard to get here. His patience has paid off.” D2football.com is the nation’s leading source of news concerning NCAA Division II Football programs. Their national team rankings are considered one of the two Division II polls of record (the other being the Division II Rankings by the American Football Coaches Association). Theirs is the most prestigious DII Player of the Week award.
Shaw (1-0) next travels to Daytona Beach, FL, where they will step out of Division II and face FCS power Bethune-Cookman. Shaw’s next home game is Sat., Sept. 12 against Concordia (AL) at 6 p.m. at Millbrook High School.