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MEAC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY FOOTBALL HONORS
NORFOLK, Va., - Jackie Wilson of Bethune-Cookman was selected as the MEAC Football Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Corwin Hammond of Norfolk State was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
D'Vonte Grant of North Carolina A&T and Tracy Martin of Morgan State was selected as the Co-Rookie's of the Week while Lawrence Brewer, also of Morgan State, was named the Offensive Lineman of the Week. Blake Erickson of South Carolina State was selected as the Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Wilson (QB, 6-0, 210, So., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) completed 12 of 15 passes for 183 yards with one touchdown in the Wildcats' 34-6 win over North Carolina Central. He also carried the ball nine times for 113 yards with another touchdown on the ground.
Hammond (LB, 6-1, 220, r-Sr., Louisville, Ky.) recorded a season-high 12 tackles, nine solo, in the Spartans' 14-10 win over North Carolina A&T to remain in first place of the conference standings. He registered five tackles for a loss of 17 yards including one sack for a nine-yard loss. He also forced a fumble and broke up a pass in the win.
Grant (LB, 5-11, r-Fr., Charlotte, NC) collected a career-high 17 tackles, 15 solo, in the Aggies loss to Norfolk State. He tallied 3.5 tackles for a loss of 14 yards and recorded a broken up pass.
Martin (RB, 5-9, 190, r-Fr., Beltsville, Md.) ran for 154 yards on 38 carries with two touchdowns in the Bears' (12-0) shutout victory over Delaware State.
Erickson (PK/P, 5-10, 165, Sr., Cantonment, Fla.) finished a perfect 4-of-4 on PATs and connected on a 22-yard field goal in South Carolina State's 31-0 win over Howard. He averaged 38.8 yards on six punts, including a long of 66 yards. He also handled the kickoff responsibilities, averaging 58.7 yards on six attempts.
Other Top Performer
Travis Champion (Hampton) completed 21 of 32 passes for 197 yards with one touchdown and rushed for 32 yards on seven attempts in the Pirates' 22-5 win over Savanah State.
Matthew Cornelius (NCCU) averaged 51.5 yards on four punts, including a 56-yarder, with 2-of-4 kicks inside the 20-yard line.
Jean Fanor (B-CU) posted six tackles, two solo, with one interception and one forced fumble in the Wildcats' win over North Carolina Central.
Quentin Ferguson (DSU) recorded a career-high 18 tackles, 11 solo, with one for a one-yard loss.
Vincent Harper (Hampton) graded out at 94-percent and recorded three pancake blocks as he anchored the Pirates' offensive line that accounted for 348 total offensive yards.
DeVonte' Hawkins (Hampton) finished with 13 tackles, five solo, with 2.5 for a loss of four yards against Savannah State.
Terrance Leffall (Howard) rushed for 109 yards on 30 carries in the loss to South Carolina State.
Kevin Myrie (MSU) collected a career-high nine tackles, six solo, with two for a loss of four yards. He also recovered a fumble in the shutout victory over Delaware State.
Keith Pough (Howard) collected 14 tackles, including nine solo, and 3.0 for a loss of 10 yards. He also recorded two pass breakups.
Jordan Stovall (Hampton) averaged 41.8 yards on six punts with one inside the 20 and one touchback in Hampton's victory over Savannah State.
Joe Thomas (SCSU) tallied nine tackles, seven solo, in the Bulldogs' shutout victory over Howard.