MEAC Announces Weekly Football Honors

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 09/20/2010
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., September 20, 2010 - Hampton quarterback David Legree and Norfolk State running back DeAngelo Branche were selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Football Co-Offensive Players of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.  Qier Hall of Florida A&M earned Defensive Player of the Week accolades.

Antwon Chisholm, also of Hampton, earned the Rookie of the Week honor.  Florida A&M's Christopher Sands was named the Offensive Lineman of the Week while North Carolina A&T's Justin Ferrell earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors, respectively. 

Legree (QB, 6-4, 220, Jr., Brooklyn, NY) completed 17 of 25 passes for a career-best 206 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Pirates to a 35-21 win over North Carolina A&T.  He also recorded eight carries for 36 yards while leading the Pirates to 518 yards of total offense.

Branche (RB, 5-11, 200, r-Sr., Norfolk, Va.) rushed for 167 yards on 26 carries in the Spartans 51-28 win over Virginia State.  Branche scored a career-high four touchdowns and averaged 6.4 yards per carry as he led the Spartans to their fifth straight series win over rival VSU. 

Hall (CB, 6-2, 175, Sr., Cocoa, Fla.) recorded six total tackles, four solo, with one for a loss of two yards in the Rattlers 50-7 win over Howard.  Hall also forced and recovered a fumble that he returned 30-yards for his first career touchdown.

Chisholm (RB, 5-9, 170, Fr., Belle Glade, Fla.) carried the ball 11 times for 114 yards including a 72-yard touchdown run in the Pirates 35-21 win over N.C. A&T.  He also caught two passes for 13 yards and finished the game with 127 yards of total offense.

Sands (OT, 6-8, 315, r-Sr., Tallahassee, Fla.) anchored the Rattlers line that accounted for 406 total offensive yards.  He graded out at 92-percent of his assignments and recorded five pancake blocks in the win. 

Ferrell (DB, 5-9, 185, Jr., Danville, Va.) returned a kick 85-yards for a touchdown in a loss to Hampton.  Ferrell finished the game with 104 total kick return yards on two attempts.

Other Top Performers

Richard Christie (SCSU) returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown in the Bulldogs win over Benedict.

Dominique Ellis (SCSU) forced two fumbles and tallied six tackles, five solo, with one for a one-yard loss in the Bulldogs win over Benedict. 

Jerry Evans (MSU) received a grade of 94-percent on his assignments and posted four pancake blocks in the Bears loss to No. 23 North Dakota State.

Jacobi Fenner (Hampton) finished with eight tackles, two for a six-yard loss, with one pass breakup in the Pirates win over N.C. A&T.

William Falakiseni (NSU) graded out at 86-percent on his assignments with five pancake blocks as he aided the Spartans to 505 yards of total offense in a 51-28 win over Virginia State.

Dwight Fluker-Berry (NSU) had 121 return yards on four attempts, including 105 punt return yards, in the Spartans non-conference win over VSU. 

Patrick Harris (B-CU) caught four passes for 74 yards including a 43-yarder for a touchdown in the Wildcats victory over Savannah State.

Josh Harrison (SCSU) spearheaded the Bulldogs offense that amassed 371 yards rushing and 415 total yards.  He graded out at 87-percent of his assignments and recorded five pancake blocks. 

Rodrigo Hernandez (Hampton) was a perfect 5-for-5 on PATs with 296 kickoff yards, averaging 49.3 yards per kick, against N.C. A&T.

Matt Johnson (B-CU) completed 14-of-21 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 112 yards and another two TDs on the ground as he led the Wildcats to a 42-7 win over Savannah State.

Kory Kowalkski (B-CU) punted three times for 121 yards and rushed once for 15 yards to pick up a first down in the Wildcats win over Savannah State.

Chuka Okakpu (MSU) caught five passes for 73 yards against North Dakota State.

Chris Massey (SCSU) collected 154 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns in the Bulldogs 61-20 win over Benedict. 

Corey Mason (B-CU) posted five pancake blocks and graded out at 80-percent of his assignments as he aided the Wildcats to 446 yards of total offense.

Eddie Rocker (FAMU) recorded three touchdowns in the Rattlers 50-7 win over Howard with two scores on  the ground (58-yards; 10 carries) and a receiving TD for 77-yards. 

Kemar Scarlett (MSU) connected on field goals from 32, 23 and 29 yards and recorded 24 points in the Bears loss to North Dakota State.

Arkee Smith (B-CU) recorded two interceptions with three tackles, one for a loss, in the Wildcats win over Savannah State. 

Bakari Smith (MSU) collected four tackles, 2.5 for a loss of nine yards, and stripped the ball once and returned the fumble 33 yards to set up a score in the Bears loss to top-ranked North Dakota State.





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