CIAA Football Players of the Week

CIAA FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week SIX
October 1, 2011

 

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

James George, Virginia Union University
Position:  OL Height:  6-6  Weight:  340  Class:  SR  Hometown:  Jersey City, NJ 
Comments:  George anchored the middle of a VUU offensive line that racked up 479 total offensive yards, including 218 rushing yards and 261 passing yards in VUU’s 43-29 win over Chowan.  

RECEIVER (Wideouts/Tight Ends)
James Pettway, Shaw University
Position:  WR  Height:  6-2  Weight:  210  Class:  Jr  Hometown:  Prichard, AL 
Comments:  Pettway was one of a battery of Shaw receivers that helped the Bears accumulate 356 yards through the air. Pettway not only pulled in five receptions for 113 yards, but hauled in two touchdowns as well, helping pace the Bears to their first win with a 54-0 win over visiting Livingstone. 

QUARTERBACK
Cheston Hickman, Virginia Union University
Height:  6-0  Weight:  195  Class:  SR  Hometown:  Columbia, SC 
Comments:  Hickman had another great day at quarterback, connecting on 15 of 23 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns. Included in his totals are touchdown passes of 55 and 33 yards in VUU’s victory. 

OFFENSIVE BACK (Running back/Halfback/Fullback/Tailback)
Nicholas Cooper, Winston-Salem State University 
Position:  Running Back  Height:  6-0  Weight:  245  Class:  R-Sr  Hometown:  Clinton, NC 
Comments:  Nic Cooper continued his rushing assault on the CIAA, finishing the afternoon with 203 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in WSSU’s 28-10 homecoming win over Johnson C. Smith. It was his second consecutive 200+ yard rushing game. 

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 
Dorian Edwards, Livingstone College
Position:  DE  Height:  5'10  Weight:  280  Class:  Jr.  Hometown:  Kinston, NC 
Comments:  Dorian Edwards had a career day against the Shaw Bears. Edwards recorded 15 total tackles with 11 solo and four assists;  including one sack and two tackles for loss. 

LINEBACKER
Delano Johnson , Bowie State University
Position:  LB  Height:  6-4  Weight:  262  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  Baltimore, MD 
Comments:  Johnson led the Bowie State Bulldogs with a team-high 14 total tackles, tying his career-high- 10 of which were solo.  Delano also recorded one tackle for a loss, forced one fumble and intercepted one pass in Bowie State's 28-21 overtime loss at Virginia State. 

 

DEFENSIVE BACK

Antonio Harris, Virginia Union University
Position:  DB Height:  5-11  Weight:  182  Class:  SR  Hometown:  Newport News, VA 
Comments:  Harris came close to tying the VUU school record by recording three interceptions in Virginia Union's 43-29 win over Chowan. Harris' three interceptions were one short of the school record, set in 1999 by Tommie Dawson. Harris also had a team-high seven tackles.  

ROOKIE
William Trimble, Johnson C. Smith University
Position:  WR Height:  5'9  Weight:  165  Class:  FR  Hometown:  Fayetteville, GA 
Comments:  Trimble had a huge, momentum swaying kick return for a touchdown in the loss to No. 16 Winston-Salem State. Following an interception returned for a score, Trimble took the ensuing kickoff  88 yards for a JCSU touchdown. He led the team in all-purpose yardage and scored the Golden Bulls' only TD. He concluded the day with three returns for 117 yards against WSSU. Trimble has now returned a 88 yard kickoff and a 70 yard punt for touchdowns halfway through his freshman season. 

SPECIALTY
Austin Turner, Fayetteville State University
Position:  PK/P  Height:  6-2  Weight:  232  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  San Diego, CA 
Comments:  Turner booted a 34-yard game-winning field goal to lift Fayetteville State to a 31-28 win over St. Augustine's in overtime. Turner made each of his four PAT attempts and averaged 42.8 yards per punt, including a season-long 58-yarder. 

COACH
Andrew Faison, Virginia State University 
Comments:  Faison guided his Trojans to another come from behind win against the Bulldogs of Bowie State University, 28-21 in overtime. The Trojans won their first overtime game since 2007 and has improved their CIAA conference record to 2-1. 

 

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