September 26, 2011

CIAA Football Players of the Week

CIAA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week 5
September 24, 2011

 

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Darrell Billiot, Winston-Salem State University
Position:  OL/Guard  Height:  6-3  Weight:  340  Class:  Sr  Hometown:  Texas City, Texas 
Comments:  Billiot helped lead the WSSU offensive attack, by opening holes for the Rams to finish with 559 yards of total offense, including a season high 448 rushing yards. The Rams had one rusher with over 250+ yards and another with 100+ yards rushing in their 56-20 victory over Fayetteville State.  

RECEIVER (Wideouts/Tight Ends)
Tyron Laughinghouse, Saint Augustine’s College
Position:  WR School:  Saint Augustine’s
Height:  6-3  Weight:  175  Class:  Jr.  Hometown:  Greenville, NC 
Comments:  Laughinghouse scored three touchdowns against Lincoln including two on pass receptions. He caught TD passes of 37 and 32 yards. Laughinghouse also scored on a 58-yard punt return and finished the night with four catches for 98 yards and 197 all-purpose yards. Tyron tied the mark for most TDs in a game by a Falcon player since 2002. 

QUARTERBACK
Cheston Hickman, Virginia Union University 
Height:  6-0  Weight:  195  Class:  SR  Hometown:  Columbia, SC 
Comments:  Hickman had a career-high 320 yards passing as VUU downed Bowie State 32-29 in Hovey Field. Hickman connected on 19 of 35 passes and tossed a 49-yard touchdown pass in the win. Hickman's 320 passing yards were the most by a Panther quarterback since Lamar Little passed for 455 yards against Tuskegee in 2007. 

OFFENSIVE BACK (Running back/Halfback/Fullback/Tailback)
Nicholas Cooper, Winston-Salem State University
Position:  RB  Height:  6-0  Weight:  245  Class:  R-Sr  Hometown:  Clinton, NC 
Comments:  Cooper had a career night, as the preseason All-American and All-CIAA running back finished the contest with a career high 257 rushing yards and a career high four touchdowns. He also had two catches for 16 yards in the blowout win over Fayetteville State, 56-20. 

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
Michael Haygood, Livingstone College
Position:  NT  Height:  6'0  Weight:  275  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  Greensboro, NC 
Comments:  Michael Haygood helped anchor the Blue Bear defensive line. Haygood recorded eight total tackles, one sack and 3.5 tackles for loss in Livingstone's victory over the Virginia University of Lynchburg. 

LINEBACKER
Jeremy Pruitt , Virginia State University
Position:  LB Height:  6-2  Weight:  230  Class:  Sr  Hometown:  Far Rockaway, NY 
Comments:  Senior, Pruitt led all tackles with an amazing 15 recorded (8 solo, 7 assist). Pruitt led a Trojan defense that held Chowan's offense to under 100 yards rushing. Pruitt forced a fumble and made one tackle for a seven yard loss. 

 

 

 

DEFENSIVE BACK
Justin Carr, Virginia State University
Position:  CB Height:  5-11  Weight:  180  Class:  Jr  Hometown:  Richmond, VA 
Comments:  Junior, Carr recorded one interception and eight tackles (5 solo, 3 assist). Carr defended Chowan's receivers and finished with two pass breakups and one tackle for a loss. 

ROOKIE
Terry Anderson, Livingstone College
Position:  WR Height:  5'9  Weight:  180  Class:  Fr.  Hometown:    
Comments:  Anderson had a breakout game for the Blue Bears Saturday; returning two kickoffs for touchdowns. One in the second quarter that went for 100 yards and one to start the second half that went for 91 yards. 

 

SPECIALTY
Terry Anderson, Livingstone College
Position:  WR Height:  5'9  Weight:  180  Class:  Fr.  Hometown:    
Comments:  Anderson had a breakout game for the Blue Bears Saturday; returning two kickoffs for touchdowns. One in the second quarter that went for 100 yards and one to start the second half that went for 91 yards. 

COACH
Elvin James, Livingstone College 
Comments:  Coach Elvin James guided the Blue Bears to victory on Saturday over the Virginia University of Lynchburg 24-21. It was James' first victory as head coach of the Blue Bears. It was Livingstone's first victory since October of 2008 . Livingstone’s past 28-game losing streak was the third-longest active losing skid in the NCAA. The win also broke a 20-game home losing streak that dated back to October of 2004. 

 

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