Monday, October 29, 2012
Name: Devan Gray Position: OL
School: Winston-Salem State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 310 Class: Jr Hometown: Kernersville, NC
Comments: Gray helped guide the #2 WSSU Rams to 484 yards of total offense in their 62-31 win over Shaw University.
RECEIVER (Wideouts/Tight Ends)
Name: Matthew Jeffries
Position: WR School:
Johnson C. Smith
Height: 6'4 Weight: 205 Class: SR Hometown: Gainesville, GA
Comments: Jeffries had a career and record-setting day with his performance in the 27-21 win over Saint Augustine's. He caught eight passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns. It was his first 100-plus yard game of the season. Jeffries' 170 yards receiving sets a career and a JCSU single-game record. His three touchdown catches were also a career-high.
Name: Kameron Smith
School: Winston-Salem State
Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Class: R-Sr Hometown: Garner, NC
Comments: Kameron Smith was 23 of 36 for a career-high 363 yards and six touchdowns, while also rushing for one score in WSSU's 62-31 win over Shaw University. Smith played just three quarters in the win.
OFFENSIVE BACK (Running back/Halfback/Fullback/Tailback)
Name: Colon Bailey, Jr.
Position: RB School:
Height: 6-0 Weight: 200 Class: Jr. Hometown: Manteo, NC
Comments: Bailey, Jr. broke Fayetteville State's single-game rushing record as he ran for 288 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries in Fayetteville State's 47-29 win over Livingstone. His 288 yards and three touchdowns are both career-highs. Bailey eclipsed the previous single-game mark of 265 yards set by Clifton Davis in 1993 and has reached the 200-yard rushing plateau in back-to-back games. Colon had a game-long rush of 40 yards and averaged eight yards per carry.
Name: Dorian Edwards Position:
DL School: Livingstone
Height: 5-10 Weight: 290 Class: SR Hometown: Kinston, NC
Comments: Edwards had an explosive game against Fayetteville State, recording a career high 17 tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. One of his fumble recoveries resulted in a 23 yard touchdown.
Name: Carlos Fields Position:
LB School: Winston-Salem State
Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 Class: Jr Hometown: Henderson, NC
Comments: Carlos Fields continues to lead the Rams’ defense, as he finished with nine tackles and one forced fumble in WSSU's 62-31 win over Shaw University.
Name: Nigel Rios Position: CB
School: Elizabeth City State
Height: 5-9 Weight: 170 Class: Jr Hometown: Washington, DC
Comments: In the Vikings' 27-21 win over Virginia Union on Saturday, Rios swung momentum in ECSU's favor with his first interception of the season; which he returned 94 yards for a TD. Rios also finished the day with seven solo tackles.
Name: Curtis Pumphrey
Position: CB School: Bowie
Height: 5-8 Weight: 155 Class: Fr. Hometown: Laurel, MD
Comments: Pumphrey had a stellar performance and played a key role in spoiling the Lincoln (PA) Lions’ Homecoming by recording a team-high nine tackles (five solo and four assisted), one interception return for 30 yards and three punt returns for 97 yards. One of Pumphrey's returns was a 68 yard touchdown. Curtis had one return for 103 yards called back in Bowie State’s 45-9 rout of the Lions.
Name: Brett Symonds Position:
Kicker School: Elizabeth City State
Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 Class: Jr Hometown: Temecula, CA
Comments: Symonds had another solid outing in ECSU's division clinching win over Virginia Union. He connected on two 27 yard field goals, was 3-3 on extra point attempts and booted six kickoffs for 350 yards; four of which were touchbacks.
Name: Steven Aycock School:
Johnson C. Smith University
Comments: Coach Aycock has expanded the JCSU win streak to three consecutive games after a 27-21 victory over Saint Augustine's during Homecoming. The Golden Bulls have rattled off three straight victories in-conference, despite being counted out by most when they lost to #2 Winston-Salem State and Lincoln (PA). Aycock earned his first career victory over the Falcons and JCSU has a three game win streak for the first time since 2006.
General Notes of Interest:
• Chowan defeated Virginia State on the road to earn their first victory over the Trojans in their five game series.
• Fayetteville State head coach Kenny Phillips won his 75th game at the helm of the Broncos program in the 47-29 win over Livingstone. He is now 75-62 in his 13 seasons with the program.