CIAA Football Players of the Week- Week Ten
Offensive Lineman of the Week: Edawn Coughman,
Position: OL Height: 6-6 Weight: 300 Class: Jr. Hometown: Riverdale, GA
Comments: Coughman anchored the Shaw offensive line that allowed the Bears to accumulate 596 yards of offense, while keeping senior quarterback Travis Robinson from being sacked. The Bears gained 234 yards rushing, and 258 yards passing. Robinson was not sacked and the JCSU defense did not tally a quarterback hurry. On the night, the Bears averaged 5.7 yards per rush and 9.5 yards per pass attempt.
Receiver of the Week: Robert Holland,
Position: WR Height: 6-2 Weight: 175 Class: Fr Hometown: Newport News, VA
Comments: Robert Holland scored the Hawks' two touchdowns in a 28-18 loss to St. Augustine's on Saturday. Holland caught 14 passes for 147 yards and two scores of 27 and 9 yards. With Saturday's performance, Holland exceeded the 1,000 yard mark for receiving; ending the year with 1,078 yards as a freshman.
Offensive Back of the Week: Travis Robinson, Shaw
Position: QB Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Class: Sr. Hometown: Rockingham, NC
Comments: Robinson paced the Bears in their 50-0 win over JCSU. The senior threw for 313 yards; 18 for 30 attempts and four touchdowns. Travis connected with four different receivers for those scoring strikes. Robinson also rushed for 39 yards on the evening.
Defensive Lineman of the Week: Terry Griffin, Elizabeth City State
Position: DL Height: 6-3 Weight: 240 Class: Jr. Hometown: Hobgood, NC
Comments: Griffin had a career day in the Vikings' 21-13 win over Virginia Union. He snagged the first interception of his career, which he returned for 33 yards. He also had a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, 1 sack for a loss of 7 yards and a QB hurry to go along with 4 tackles (2 solo, 2 assisted); including two tackles for a loss of 12 yards. The ECSU defense pitched a second half shut out of VUU. The Panthers never passed further than the Viking 44 yard line in the second half.
Linebacker of the Week: Dewitt Dixon, Elizabeth City State
Position: LB Height: 5-9 Weight: 220 Class: So. Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Comments: Dixon had a career high 12 tackles (8 solo, 4 assisted) in the Vikings' win over Virginia Union.
Defensive Back of the Week: Charles McKenzie, Saint Augustine'
Position: CB Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Class: Jr. Hometown: Warner Robins, GA
Comments: McKenzie intercepted two passes and earned seven tackles against Chowan.
Rookie of the Week: Daronte McNeill, Elizabeth City State
Position: TB Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Class: Fr. Hometown: Elizabeth City, NC
Comments: McNeill kept the Panther defense off balance with his third 100+ rushing game of the season. He finished with 117 yards on a career high 27 carries. His longest run was for 29 yards and he also caught a pass for 16 yards.
Specialty Player of the Week: Daniel Mendez, Elizabeth City State
Position: Punter/Kicker Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Class: Sr. Hometown: Riverside, CA
Comments: Mendez was 3-for-3 in extra point attempts and booted a career long 67 yard punt in the first quarter versus Virginia Union. In the second half, where the Panthers were held scoreless, Mendez kept VUU pinned deep in their own territory as they only crossed midfield once.
Coach of the Week: Waverly Tillar, Elizabeth City State University
Comments: Coach Tillar and the Vikings defeated Virginia Union 21-13, forcing a three-way tie for the Eastern Divisional title.