CIAA Football Players of the Week
CIAA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE
October 8, 2011
Baron Coffin, Elizabeth City State University
Position: LG Height: 6-3 Weight: 310 Class: SR Hometown: Pago Pago, American Samoa
Comments: Coffin led a unit that blocked for a season high 524 yards of offense, 235 rushing yards and a career best four touchdowns for tailback Daronte McNeill. The Vikings had six rushing touchdowns in their triple overtime win against Virginia Union in Richmond.
Jamian Smith, Saint Augustine’s College
Position: WR Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 Class: Sr. Hometown: Kenansville, NC
Comments: Jamian Smith achieved a rare feat against WSSU. Needing three catches to become the modern career receptions leader at St. Aug, Smith finished with a career-high 16 catches for 152 yards. Smith now has more career receptions (109) than any player at St. Aug in the modern era. In addition to setting a school career mark, Smith holds the school’s modern single-game record for catches. He was four yards off the school’s modern single-game mark for receiving yards.
Teddy Bacote, Saint Augustine’s College
Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Class: R-So Hometown: Hampton, VA
Comments: Teddy Bacote also set a modern school record against WSSU. His 464 passing yards is the most by a Falcon since St. Aug brought football back in 2002. He beat the previous mark of 380 yards set by Darrell Nesbit against WSSU in 2003 by 74 yards. Bacote threw for 356 yards by halftime. The sophomore gunslinger completed 38 of 65 passes for four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Daronte McNeill, Elizabeth City State University
Position: TB Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Class: Jr Hometown: Elizabeth City, NC
Comments: McNeill rushed for a career best four touchdowns on Saturday. He had more yards rushing (233 on 41 carries) than the entire Virginia Union rushing output. He also caught two passes for 11 yards and rushed for the two point conversion in the 3rd OT that proved to be the winning point spread in the Vikings 43-41 win to spoil Virginia Union's Homecoming.
Derrick Johnson, Johnson C. Smith University
Position: DE Height: 6'0 Weight: 245 Class: JR Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Comments: CIAA sack leader Derrick Johnson collected six tackles including two sacks for a loss for 29 yards in the 36-27 victory against Shaw. Johnson now has a season-high eight sacks on the year.
Carlos Fields, Winston-Salem State University
Position: LB Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 Class: Jr Hometown: Henderson, NC
Comments: Carlos Fields had a tremendous afternoon, finishing with 10 tackles (seven solo), one forced fumble, four pass deflections and one huge interception in the endzone to stop a Falcon drive before halftime that swung the momentum back to the Rams, in WSSU's 35-28 win over the Falcons of Saint Augustine's College. The Rams held SAC's offense to -3 rushing yards.
Antonio Harris, Virginia Union University
Position: DB Height: 5-11 Weight: 182 Class: SR Hometown: Newport News, VA
Comments: Harris tied for team-high honors with 17 tackles, including eight solo tackles, against Elizabeth City State. Harris' 17 tackles tied for the fifth-most in VUU history.
Keahn Wallace, Johnson C. Smith University
Position: QB Height: 6'2 Weight: 210 Class: FR Hometown: Homestead, FL
Comments: Wallace reemerged with another stellar game under center. He passed for 179 yards off 20-of-31 passing with three touchdowns in the air. Wallace also rushed for 48 yards and the game sealing TD on the ground in the 36-27 win over Shaw.
Paul Jones, Virginia Union University
Position: P Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 Class: FR Hometown: Victoria, Austalia
Comments: Virginia Union University's Paul Jones set a new school record by booming a 72-yard punt against Elizabeth City State University and had the highest single-game punting average in the history of the VUU football program in the Panthers' 43-41 triple-overtime loss to ECSU in Hovey Field. Jones' 72-yard punt shattered the school record of 71 yards, set by Johnathan Clark against Saint Augustine's College on October 4, 2003. Jones' average of 51.3 yards per punt for nine punts also broke the school record held by Keefe Latta, who averaged 50.0 yards per punt against Kentucky State University on October 4, 1986. Jones' total punt yardage of 463 yards is second only to Clarence "Toe" Perkins, who totaled 494 yards against Hampton University on November 24, 1948.
Steven Aycock, Johnson C. Smith University
Comments: Coach Aycock led the Golden Bulls to their first victory over the (defending CIAA Champions) Shaw Bears in 33 years. Aycock improves to 1-2 against Shaw, while issuing the first loss to the Bears under Coach Asberry's tenure (4-1). This victory allows JCSU to remain in CIAA title contention with a 2-1 conference record.
Notes of Interest:
Lincoln won its first homecoming game since bringing back football in 2008.
Teddy Bacote of St. Aug passed for a career high against WSSU wih 464 yards which set a school record. Jamian Smith set two modern school marks in the loss to WSSU. He is the new career reception leader (109) and single-game receptions leader (16) at St. Aug.