CIAA Football Players of the Week

CIAA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Games as of September 10, 2011


 
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 
Markus Lawrence, Jr., Winston-Salem State University
Position:  OL/Center  Height:  6-4  Weight:  290  Class:  Jr  Hometown:  Charlotte, NC
Comments:  Markus Lawrence, Jr., WSSU’s preseason All-CIAA selection on the offensive line, helped lead the Rams’ offensive attack of 493 total yards including 178 rushing yards and 315 passing yards and no sacks, in the Rams’ 67-16 win over previously undefeated Virginia Union. 
 
 
RECEIVER (Wideouts/Tight Ends)
Robert Holland, Chowan University

Position:  WR    Height:  6-3  Weight:  195  Class:  Jr.  Hometown:  Newport News, VA
Comments:  Holland caught 10 balls for 150 yards and three touchdowns against UNC-Pembroke. He also caught a two-point conversion. 
 
 
OFFENSIVE BACK 
Keahn Wallace, Johnson C. Smith University

Position:  QB  Height:  6-2  Weight:  210  Class:  Fr.  Hometown:  Homestead, FL
Comments:  Wallace recorded 404 total offensive yards (325 passing, 79 rushing) in an overtime shootout against Brevard. This true freshman threw for three touchdowns and scrambled for two more on the ground. He currently has 662 yards passing and 133 rushing for the season. He accounted for every touchdown scored in the 38-35 overtime grudge match with Brevard.
 
 
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 
Shonquez Nelson, St. Augustine’s College

Position:  DT   Height:  6-2  Weight:  275  Class:  So.  Hometown:  Lake City, SC
Comments:  Nelson tied for a game-high 12 total tackles (8 solo, 4 assisted) and two tackles for loss including one sack in a 50-14 loss to New Haven. 
 
 
LINEBACKER
Delano Johnson, Bowie State University

Position:  LB Height:  6-4  Weight:  262  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  Baltimore, MD
Comments:  Johnson paced the Bulldogs’ defense with a team-high eight total tackles and recovered one fumble. 
 
 
DEFENSIVE BACK
Darnell Evans, Shaw University
Position:  CB Height:  5-9  Weight:  181  Class:  Soph  Hometown:  Madison, NJ
Comments:  Darnell Evans was everywhere on Saturday as the Bears nearly upset Division-I Delaware State. He had two interceptions, including one returned for 70 yards, one fumble recovery and five solo tackles. He also broke up two passes. 
 
ROOKIE
Keahn Wallace, Johnson C. Smith University

Position:  QB  Height:  6-2  Weight:  210  Class:  Fr.  Hometown:  Homestead, FL
Comments:  Wallace recorded 404 total offensive yards (325 passing, 79 rushing) in an overtime shootout against Brevard. This true freshman threw for three touchdowns and scrambled for two more on the ground. He currently has 662 yards passing and 133 rushing for the season. He accounted for every touchdown scored in the 38-35 overtime grudge match with Brevard. 
 
SPECIALTY
James Langford, Shaw University

Position:  KR  Height:  6-1  Weight:  220  Class:  Jr.  Hometown:  Richmond, VA
Comments:  James Langford, for the second week in a row, returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown for the Bears. He returned five kickoffs for 169 yards - an average of 33.8 yards per return. In addition, he had 65 yards rushing, including another touchdown for a total of 234 all-purpose yards for the Bears. 
 
 
COACH
Damon Wilson, Bowie State University

Comments:  Coach Wilson led his Bulldogs to a comfortable 31-14 home victory against Benedict College. Benedict is a member of the SIAC, but this game counted as a conference game for Bowie State, who improved to 2-0 on the year (1-0 in the CIAA).

 

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