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MEAC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY FOOTBALL HONORS
Aquanius Freeman of Howard was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Nick Addison of Bethune-Cookman was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Elandon Roberts of Morgan State was selected as the Rookie of the Week. Teammates Bradley Bush Johnson and Devin Rollins, also of Howard, were named Offensive Lineman and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.
Freeman (RB, 5-10, 195, So., New Orleans, La.) rushed for a career-high 212 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns to lead Howard to a 56-9 victory over Savannah State. Freeman averaged over 16 yards a per carry en-route to recording the third highest run production in school history.
Addison (FS, 6-2, 180, So., Tampa, Fla.) tallied 11 tackles, nine solo, with 0.5 for a loss. He also picked off two passes, one of which he returned 90-yards for a touchdown in the Wildcats 38-26 victory against Hampton. Addison also forced a fumble to aid B-CU to its second conference win of the season.
Roberts (LB, 6-1, 225, Fr., Port Arthur, Texas) recorded a game-high 14 tackles, eight solo, with one for a two-yard loss in the Bears win against N.C. A&T.
Johnson (C, 6-3, 300, Sr., Charlotte, N.C.) graded out at 98-percent on all blocking assignments as he aided the Bison to 551 total offensive yards including 466 yards on the ground. He also recorded four pancake blocks as Howard defeated Savannah State 56-9.
Rollins (LB, 5-11, 235, Miami, Fla.) returned a blocked punt 23 yards for a touchdown in Howard's 56-9 win over Savannah State. He also tallied four assisted tackles on special teams in the win.
Other Top Performances
Damon Greshan Chisholm (Howard) recorded six tackles, three solo, with 2.5 for a loss of seven yards including a forced fumble in a win over Savannah State.
Robert Council (MSU) completed 14-of-29 passes for a career-high 251 yards with two touchdowns in the win against N.C. A&T. He also carried the ball 10 times for 59 yards.
Damien Fleming (FAMU) connected on 30-of-35 passes for 256 yards with two touchdowns in a 14-21 loss to Southern.
Earvin Gonzalez (MSU) finished perfect (3-of-3) in point after attempts and punted 10 times, including a 65-yarder, for 457 yards with one touchback and one inside the 20-yard line in the Bears win against N.C. A&T. He also averaged 59.0 yards on two kickoffs.
Javon Hargrave (SCSU) led the Bulldog defensive line with six tackles, four solo, in the win over Norfolk State.
Takeem Hedgemen (NSU) rushed 26 times for 148 yards in the Spartans loss to South Carolina State.
Branden Holdren (FAMU) recorded seven boots for 292 yards to average 41.7 yards per punt in the Rattlers loss to Southern.
Kevin House (FAMU) graded out at 85-percent on his assignments with three pancake blocks as he helped the Rattlers to 260 yards of total offense in a loss to Southern.
Mike Mayhew (NCAT) became N.C. A&T's all-time leading rusher and recorded the 12th 100-yard rushing game of his career following a 105 yard performance on 23 attempts with two touchdowns in the Aggies loss to Morgan State.
Kimario McFadden (SCSU) recorded two interceptions, one for a 34-yard touchdown, and four tackles with two for a loss in the Bulldogs' 14-0 win over Norfolk State.
Alex Monroe (B-CU) logged three pancake blocks as he helped the Wildcats to 380 yards of total offense in the win over Hampton.
Chris Neal (NCAT) recovered a fumble and an interception along with two tackles, both for a loss, against Morgan State.
William Parker (Howard) rushed for a career-high 87 yards with one touchdown in a win over Savannah State.
Devan Roberts (FAMU) recorded a team-high nine tackles with one interception and one breakup as he was named the FAMU Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic MVP in the team's matchup against Southern.
Jeremiah Schwartz (Hampton) rushed for a career-high 201 yards in 25 carries with one touchdown as Hampton fell to Bethune-Cookman 26-38.
Domanic Wilson (SCSU) graded out at 90-perecent of his assignments, with three pancake blocks, as S.C. State amassed 261 yards of total offense in a shutout victory over Norfolk State.