CIAA Football Players of the Week
Monday, October 8, 2012
Name: Marion Holt
Position: OL School:
Height: 6-4 Weight: 322 Class: SR Hometown: Grandview, MO
Comments: Holt anchored an offensive line which allowed VUU runners to rush for 321 yards while Panther quarterbacks tossed for 273 yards. Their 594 total offensive yards were the second-most in school history.
RECEIVER (Wideouts/Tight Ends)
Name: Tyron Laughinghouse
Position: WR School:
Height: 6-3 Weight: 175 Class: Sr. Hometown: Greenville, NC
Comments: Laughinghouse caught seven passes for 109 yards and 3 TDs in a 32-27 win over Livingstone. He scored on touchdown receptions from five, eight and 27 yards. His 27-yard score in the fourth quarter gave the Falcons the breathing room they needed to hold off Livingstone. He is tied for first in the CIAA with seven TD catches, and tied for 10th in Division II in scoring with an average of 10.0 points a game.
Name: Kameron Smith
School: Winston-Salem State
Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Class: R-Sr Hometown: Garner, NC
Comments: Kameron Smith continued his hot hand and assault on CIAA opponents, going 13 for 15 for 259 yards and five touchdowns, while only playing in the first half, in Winston-Salem State's 63-7 blowout win over Johnson C. Smith.
OFFENSIVE BACK (Running back/Halfback/Fullback/Tailback)
Name: Jerrell Washington
Position: RB School:
Height: 5-6 Weight: 176 Class: SR Hometown: Fort Pierce, FL
Comments: Washington broke the VUU school record by rushing for 266 yards on 28 carries in VUU's 61-13 win over Lincoln University on October 6. Washington's 266 yards broke the VUU record of 260, set by Judge Thomas against Saint Paul's College in 1976. Washington also rushed for two touchdowns in the win.
Name: Oladimeji Layeni
Position: NT School:
Height: 5-11 Weight: 5-11 Class: 240 Hometown: Washington, DC
Comments: Layeni was a terror on the Bulldogs defense, racking up nine total tackles (8 solo), three sacks (17 yards), four tackles for loss (22), three QB hurries and one forced fumble.
Name: Brandon Robinson
Position: LB School:
Height: 6-1 Weight: 220 Class: SO Hometown: Mechanicsville, VA
Comments: Robinson had a game-high 12 tackles (7 solo, 5 assisted) against the Vikings on national television. He added a tackle for a loss and recovered a fumble for the VSU offense as the Vikings rallied late in the second half.
Name: Darnell Evans
Position: CB School:
Height: 5-9 Weight: 181 Class: Jr Hometown: Madison, NJ
Comments: Darnell Evans collected two interceptions on two straight Fayetteville State offensive plays in Shaw's 45-28 win over the Broncos on Saturday. His first interception was returned for 48 yards and a touchdown, both stopping the FSU drive and giving the Bears a 17-point lead in the waning minutes of the game. His second interception was returned for 17 yards. In all, defensively, Evans had seven tackles - five of them solo - and the two interceptions. Evans also returned one punt and one kickoff for a total of 30 yards.
Name: Marquise Grizzle
Position: RB School:
Height: 5-7 Weight: 165 Class: Fr. Hometown: Camden, NC
Comments: Marquise Grizzle was an offensive powerhouse for Shaw in their 45-28 win on Saturday afternoon. He not only collected 163 yards rushing in the game - his third straight 100-plus yard game - but also pulled in five passes for 103 yards. He scored one touchdown rushing and another as a receiver and totaled 266 combined yards on the day; including two touchdowns.
Name: Kyle Jaski
Position: K School:
Height: 5-11 Weight: 209 Class: So Hometown: Escondido, Calif.
Comments: Jaski booted a pair of field goals in the Lions’ loss. He connected on a 25-yarder in the first quarter and booted a career-long 42-yard field goal as time expired right before halftime. He had seven punts for 304 yards, averaging 43.4 yards a punt and had a long of 63.
Name: Damon Wilson
School: Bowie State
Comments: Wilson and the Bulldogs picked up a huge Northern Division win, defeating the division leading Hawks of Chowan 35-31 in the final 39 seconds of the game. This was Wilson's first career win versus Chowan.
General Notes of Interest:
- St. Augustine’s, ranked first in the CIAA in rush defense, held Livingstone to 35 rushing yards. The Falcons gained a season-high 525 total offensive yards.
- Bowie State's Keith Brown rushed for a career-high 132 yards
and his 57 yard TD run vs. Chowan marked the second time he has
rushed for a TD of over 50 yards. Brown recorded a 76 yard TD at