September 9, 2013

CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week

CIAA Players and Coach of the Week
for the week ending September 8, 2013

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Jeremy Gatson - Shaw
Height:  6-4  Weight:  303  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  Rochester, NY
Gatson anchored an offensive line that allowed Shaw to accumulate 520 yards on offense overall, including 244 on the ground. Gatson helped lead the Bears to a 44-14 win over Charleston.

RECEIVER
Kowaski Kitchens - Shaw Position:  WR
Height:  6-4  Weight:  220  Class:  Jr.  Hometown:  Atlanta, GA
Kitchens broke a Shaw single game record by hauling in 12 passes - beating the old record by one. His catches totalled 144 yards and he scored two touchdowns in Shaw's 44-14 victory over visiting Charleston. Kitchens' longest catch was for 24 yards.

QUARTERBACK
Quinshon Odom - Shaw
Height:  6-3  Weight:  200  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  Lakeland, FL
Odom led his Bears to a 44-14 victory over Charleston, going 23 for 30 for 264 yards with four touchdowns. Odom, who hadn't started for the Bears in over a year, led the team to 520 yards overall.

OFFENSIVE BACK
Jordan Anderson - Virginia State  Position: RB
Height: 5-11  Weight: 220  Class: Sr.  Hometown: Houston, TX
In the season-opener at Fayetteville State, Anderson, a transfer from James Madison University rambled for 182 yards and two scores in a 29-28 triumph over the Broncos. He rushed  for 112 yards in the second half as the Trojans rallied from a 28-8 third quarter deficit to post the win.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
Donnie Owens - Winston-Salem State   Position:  DL
Height:  6-3  Weight:  295  Class:  Sr  Hometown:  Fayetteville, NC
Owens had a solid night defensively for the WSSU Rams, as he finished with eight tackles, two sacks, two tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and a pass deflection in Winston-Salem State's 25-21 loss to UNCP Pembroke on Thursday night.

LINEBACKER
Chaz Robinson - St. Augustine's  Position:  LB
Height:  5-11  Weight:  220  Class:  Sr.  Hometown:  Hampton, VA
Robinson recorded a game-high 19 tackles including 11 solo stops against N.C. Central. He had 2.5 tackles for loss and was two tackles shy from tying the school record of 21. He also had a pass breakup.

DEFENSIVE BACK
Corey Davis - Elizabeth City State     Position:  DB
Height:  5-9  Weight:  175  Class:  Jr  Hometown:  Union, NJ
Comments:  In the game against Newberry, Davis finished with a game high 12 tackles (eight solo) a forced fumble, an interception returned for two yards and three pass breakups.

ROOKIE
A.J. Gilford - St. Augustine's     Position:  QB
Height:  6-2  Weight:  210  Class:  R-Fr  Hometown:  Savannah, GA
Comments:  Gilford threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns against N.C. Central in his first collegiate start.

SPECIALTY
Devonte Hunt - Virginia State     Position: PK
Height: 5-10  Weight:  150  Class: Jr.  Hometown: Newport News, VA
Hunt missed a 19-yd field goal and extra point attempt earlier but with the game on the line, he delivered a 30-yard field goal in the final seconds to lift VSU to a 29-28 road vistory over Fayetteville State.

COACH
Damon Wilson - Bowie State
Wilson's Bulldogs outscored Saint Anselm 21-7 in the second half and defeated the Hawks on their home field by a score of 42-28.


Notable Performances:
Malcolm Speller, OL, BSU - Was instrumental up front for the Bulldogs helping the team accumulate 483 total offensive yards while only giving up one sack.
Daven Gray, OL, WSSU - Led the WSSU offensive unit that gained 345 yards of total offense

Robert Holland, WR, Chowan - In his first complete game for the Hawks since 2011, Holland led all receivers with nine catches and 129 receiving yards.
Keith Strickland, WR, ECSU - Set a career best with 135 receiving yards on 5 catches, including two touchdowns in the Vikings 35-32 loss to Newberry College.
Fred Scott, WR, JCSU - Was named Commemorative Classic MVP with six catches, 107 yards, and two touchdowns in the win over Livingstone.
Jermaine Jones, WR, SAU - Caught a career-high 11 passes for 99 yards against N.C. Central.

Anthony Carrothers, QB, WSSU - Finished with 254 yards passing and one touchdown on 24 of 40 attempts, while also leading the Rams in rushing with 64 yards on 13 carries.
Casey Turner, QB, ECSU - In his first start for the Vikings, Turner completed 25 of 40 passes for 374 yards and two touchdowns.
Jared Johnston, QB, BSU - Completed 18 of 35 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns.
Andrew Alexander, QB, JCSU - Completed 11 of 26 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns.

Marquise Grizzle, RB, Shaw - Led the Bears' ground attack amassing 147 yards on 26 carries and scoring two touchdowns. He averaged 5.7 yards per carry. He also had two receptions for eight yards.
Kendall Jefferson, RB, BSU - Carried the ball 23 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns.  Also recorded 155 kick return yards and 43 punt return yards
LeAnder Barney, RB, JCSU - Starting at tailback, Barney rushed 18 times for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Nigel Crawford-Kinney, DT, SAU - Recorded eight tackles including six solo against N.C. Central. He had three tackles for loss including one sack.

Jerel Miller, LB, JCSU - Had a team-high 11 tackles (four solo) including two for a loss of 15 yards, a forced fumble, and a sack and a half against Livingstone.
Carlos Fields, Jr., LB, WSSU - Led the Rams defensively with 11 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.
Joseph Blanks, LB, VUU - Led the team with 12 total tackles (four solo) and an interception against Bethune-Cookman.
Jason Ampy, LB, CU - Recorded eight tackles (seven solo) with two tackles for loss.
Antoine Young, LB, BSU - Came off the bench to lead the Bulldogs with eight total tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss.

Willie Bailey, DB, VUU - Playing in his first collegiate game, Bailey had nine total tackles (five solo) against Bethune-Cookman
Willie Hickman, DB, CU - Led all Hawk defensive players with nine tackles (five solo) in contest against Charlotte.

Matias Lambrecht, P, JCSU - Had six punts averaging 46.7 yards with a long punt of 62 yards.

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