CIAA Football Players of the Week- Week Eight
Offensive Lineman of the Week: Paul Murphy, Fayetteville State
Height: 6-1 Weight:
285 Class: R-JR
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Comments: The Broncos mustered up 483 offensive yards. With 295 rushing yards, two running backs finished with 149 and 187 yards each. FSU also finished with 188 passing yards.
Receiver of the Week: Robert Holland, Chowan
Position: WR Height: 6-2 Weight: 175 Class: FR Hometown: Newport News, VA
Comments: Robert Holland broke three CU program records in a 53-20 loss to Shaw. Holland collected 18 passes (new single game record) for 221 yards (new single game record) putting him at 68 season receptions (new single season record).
Offensive Back of the Week: CJ Westler,
Position: QB Height: 5-10 Weight: 210 Class: SR Hometown: Marion, OH
Comments: Facing the pressure from the Bears' defense, CJ Westler completed 32 passes out of 58 attempts for 361 yards and two touchdowns. Most of his yardage came outside of the box while scrambling from Shaw's pressure. Westler went over the 2,000 yard mark in the game, busting the single season passing record he set a year ago (2,307).
Defensive Lineman of the Week: Marcus Crump,
Position: DE Height: 6-6 Weight: 240 Class: R-Sr Hometown: Pittsboro, NC
Comments: Crump played his second straight outstanding game with one fumble recovery for a touchdown, 9 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. With the offense struggling early, Crump scored on a key 7-yard fumble return in the third quarter to put the Falcons ahead 17-0 in a 31-7 win over Livingstone. He ended the run by diving over a Blue Bear player across the goal line. This was his second consecutive multi-sack game.
Linebacker of the Week: Mark Hall, Saint
Position: LB Height: 5-9 Weight: 175 Class: Sr. Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Comments: Hall led the Falcons with 10 tackles; which tied for most in the game in a 31-7 win over Livingstone. Hall also had two tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery.
Defensive Back of the Week: Quintez Smith,
Position: CB Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Class: Sr. Hometown: Dublin, GA
Comments: Smith returned one fumble recovery 37 yards for a touchdown and one 74-yard interception for a touchdown in Shaw's 53-20 win over Chowan. He also had six solo tackles, four assists and broke up one pass on the night.
Rookie of the Week: Tony Goodman,
Position: S/KR/PR Height: 6-2 Weight: 180 Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Comments: Tony Goodman, starting in just his third game this season, collected 3 solo tackles and 4 assisted tackles. The freshman also returned two punts for 41 yards and two kickoffs for 71 yards, including a 42-yard return that set up a CUI touchdown in the third quarter.
Specialty Player of the Week: Tyrone Bolden, Shaw
TE Height: 5-11
Weight: 189 Class:
So. Hometown: Cleveland,
Comments: Bolden blocked two punts that were converted into 14 points in Shaw's 53-20 win over Chowan Saturday night. After the blocked punts, the Bears were on the Chowan nine and the Chowan 30, giving the Bears outstanding field position and allowing them to score 14 points on a total of three offensive plays.
Coach of the Week: Damon Wilson, Bowie State
Comments: Wilson improved his Bulldogs to a 5-0 record in the conference and moved Bowie State one step closer to the Eastern Division crown.