Week 1: CIAA Football Players of the Week

CIAA Football Players of the Week- Week One
August 31, 2009

Offensive Lineman of the Week: Broderick Custis, Virginia State
Position:  OL Height:  6-3  Weight:  330  Class:  JR  Hometown:  Melfa, VA 
Comments:  Custis anchored a Trojan offensive line which enabled VSU to rack up 464 yards in total offense in Virginia State's 37-7 win over Livingstone College on Saturday. The Trojan offensive line also allowed no sacks of quarterback Leonard Johnson. 

Receiver of the Week: Kevin Robledo, Chowan
Position:  WR  Height:  5-11  Weight:  195  Class:  SO  Hometown:  Napa, CA 
Comments:  Kevin Robledo led all receivers in a 36-21 loss to #19 Albany State University on Thursday night in their season opener. Robledo caught 7 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns. He put the Hawks on the board first with a 48 yard crossing route and outran ASU defenders to paydirt. He caught the Hawks' final score from 20 yards out with time running out on the clock in the fourth quarter. 

Offensive Back of the Week: Antwain Lyde, Virginia State
Position:  RB Height:  6-0  Weight:  200  Class:  SO  Hometown:  Florence, SC 
Comments:  Lyde carried the ball 34 times (one off the school record of 35) for 145 yards and two touchdowns in his first game as a Trojan, to lead VSU to a 37-7 win over Livingstone. 

Defensive Lineman of the Week: DeMarcus Roberson, Shaw
Position:  DL Height:  6-4  Weight:  260  Class:  So.  Hometown:  Chapel Hill, NC 
Comments:  5 solo tackles, 6 assists, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack. 

Linebacker of the Week:  Frederick Sparkman, Shaw
Position:  LB Height:  6-2  Weight:  220  Class:  Jr.  Hometown:  Columbia, TN 
Comments:  9 solo tackles, 7 assists, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack 

Defensive Back of the Week: Quintez Smith, Shaw
Position:  DB Height:  6-1  Weight:  187  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  Dublin, GA 
Comments:  Smith had three interception returns for touchdowns (194 yards total). He also made 9 tackles. 

Rookie of the Week: Dedrick Anderson, Johnson C. Smith
Position:  RB Height:  5-4  Weight:  150  Class:  FR  Hometown:  Winston-Salem, NC 
Comments:  A true freshman, Dedrick Anderson rushed for a game-high 167 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown against WV Tech. He broke the game open with a 50 yard TD sprint in the first quarter, then sprung lose for 52 yards on his first carry after halftime. Anderson also gained 61 yards receiving on three catches for a total of 228 yards on offense.

Specialty Player of the Week: Austin Turner, Fayetteville State
Position:  Kicker Height:  6-0  Weight:  247  Class:  SO  Hometown:  San Diego, CA 
Comments:  5 kickoffs for 334 yards & 1 touchback...2/2 in field goals (34 & 19 yards)...4/4 in PAT Kicks...7 punts for 320 yards; averaging 45.7 per punt. His longest punt was for 84 yards; 3 went inside the 20-yard line 

Coach of the Week: Darrell Asberry, Shaw University
Comments:  Led the Bears to victory over ECSU by utilizing his defense when the offense got off to a slow start.