CIAA Football Players of the Week

CIAA Football Players of the Week
Week 2
Games Ending September 4, 2011

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Dajuan Smith, Bowie State University

Position: Offensive Guard  Height: 5-11 Weight: 310 Class: Sr. Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Comments: Smith was the key hub in Bowie State's offensive line; helping the Bulldogs accumulate 344 yards in total offense against Assumption College.


RECEIVER (Wideouts/Tight Ends)
Jamian Smith, Saint Augustine’s College

Position:  WR  Height:  6-0  Weight:  185  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  Kenansville, NC
Comments:  Smith caught nine passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns including a 40-yard TD catch in a 30-5 win over Catawba. He is nine receptions away (currently has 87 receptions) from becoming the school's career leader in catches in the modern era.


OFFENSIVE BACK
Cameron Stover, Chowan University

Position:  QB   Height:  6-3  Weight:  190  Class:  So.  Hometown:  Flint, MI
Comments:  Stover completed 19 of 30 pass attempts against Livingstone for 237 yards and four touchdowns. Stover also rushed for 40 yards. Cameron led the Hawks to the red zone nine times; scoring on six of those trips.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
Shonquez Nelson, Saint Augustine’s College

Position:  DT   Height:  6-2  Weight:  275  Class:  So.  Hometown:  Lake City, SC
Comments:  Nelson had the best game of his short career - recording two sacks and two interceptions in a 30-5 win over Catawba. Nelson added eight total tackles, one forced fumble and two pass break-ups.


LINEBACKER
Bekewele Amadi, Bowie State University

Position: LB  Height: 5-10 Weight: 215 Class: Jr. Hometown: Riverdale, MD
Comments: Amadi paced Bowie State with a team-high 11 total tackles (nine solo), one sack, two tackles for a loss and forced two fumbles in BSU's road win at Assumption.

 
DEFENSIVE BACK
Derrick Parker, Virginia Union University

Position:  DB  Height:  6-2  Weight:  195  Class:  SR  Hometown:  Delray Beach, FL
Comments:  Parker had six tackles, including five solo tackles as VUU shut down Benedict 27-0 on Saturday.

 
ROOKIE
Antonio Stewart, Saint Augustine’s College

Position:  LB  Height:  5-10  Weight:  225  Class:  Fr  Hometown:  Ellenwood, GA
Comments:  Stewart led the Falcons with nine total tackles and had one of four St. Aug interceptions in a 30-5 win over Catawba.


SPECIALTY
Michael Gagne, Bowie State University

Position: K/P  Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Class: Sr. Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Comments: Gagne averaged 44.5 yards per punt in Bowie State's 28-7 victory at Assumption. His longest punt was 54 yards and placed two of his six punts inside the 20.


COACH
Michael Costa, Saint Augustine's College

Comments:  The Falcons bounced back under Costa from a tough opening-weekend loss in tropical storm-like weather to a 30-5 victory over Catawba from the highly-regarded South Atlantic Conference. Saint Augustine's College defeated Catawba for the second straight season. The Falcons lead the season series 3-1. This was the largest margin of victory for the Falcons in the series.

 
Notes of Interest: 

  • *Saint Augustine's College defeated Catawba for the second straight season. The Falcons lead the season series 3-1. This was the largest margin of victory for the Falcons in the series.
  • *First back-to-back shut-outs for Virginia Union University football since 1985.

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