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Riddick Named to Jerry Rice Award Watch List
Written By: Associated Press         Release: 10/03/2012
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NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk State redshirt freshman running back Brendon Riddick has been named to the initial watch list for the Jerry Rice Award, given annually to the top freshman in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision by The Sports Network.

Despite being limited last week by an ankle injury, Riddick is 10th in the MEAC in rushing with 279 yards through the Spartans' first five games. Riddick, who splits time with senior Takeem Hedgeman in the Spartan backfield, also has a team-high six touchdowns, five rushing and one receiving. His six touchdowns are tied for the second-most among MEAC players. Earlier this year, Riddick was named The Sports Network's FCS National Freshman of the Week following his 150-yard, three-touchdown performance in the win at Liberty on Sept. 8.

Riddick is the only MEAC player on the initial watch list for the Jerry Rice Award, named for the former Mississippi Valley State and San Francisco 49ers star receiver. The current list consists of 16 players but will expand to 20 by the end of the regular season. A nationwide panel of sports information and media professionals will vote on the winner, which will be announced at the FCS national awards banquet on Dec. 17 in Philadelphia.

A complete listing can be found at TSN's FCS awards page, located here: http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2/fcsawards/index.aspx.

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Richmond
46
Morgan State
24
11/29
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North Carolina Central
21
North Carolina A&T
14
11/22
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Morgan State
69
Delaware State
7
11/22
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Howard
30
Hampton
29
11/22
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South Carolina State
30
Norfolk State
20
11/22
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Brigham Young
64
Savannah State
0
11/22
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Florida A&M
17
Bethune-Cookman
18
11/22
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Norfolk State
14
North Carolina Central
19
11/15
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Savannah State
0
North Carolina A&T
34
11/15
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Delaware State
7
Florida A&M
41
11/15
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Central Conn. St.
25
Howard
28
11/15
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Morgan State
24
South Carolina State
21
11/15
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Hampton
40
Bethune-Cookman
35
11/13
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Savannah State
21
Howard
51
11/08
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Florida A&M
17
South Carolina State
34
11/08
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North Carolina Central
47
Hampton
13
11/08
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North Carolina A&T
45
Morgan State
0
11/08
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Norfolk State
7
Bethune-Cookman
13
11/06
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Bethune-Cookman
34
North Carolina Central
20
11/01
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South Carolina State
59
Savannah State
7
11/01
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Hampton
35
Morgan State
38
11/01
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Howard
17
Delaware State
10
11/01
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Florida A&M
10
Norfolk State
12
11/01
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North Carolina Central
42
Savannah State
14
10/25
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Delaware State
0
Hampton
23
10/25
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Villanova
48
Morgan State
28
10/25
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South Carolina State
20
Bethune-Cookman
14
10/25
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North Carolina A&T
40
Florida A&M
21
10/25
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Savannah State
20
Bethune-Cookman
48
10/18
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Delaware State
20
North Carolina A&T
33
10/18
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Hampton
13
Norfolk State
21
10/18
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Howard
28
Florida A&M
31
10/18
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Morgan State
21
North Carolina Central
20
10/18
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Florida A&M
24
Savannah State
14
10/11
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Bethune-Cookman
49
Howard
12
10/11
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Norfolk State
10
Delaware State
13
10/11
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South Carolina State
35
North Carolina Central
48
10/11
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North Carolina A&T
31
Hampton
14
10/09
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Florida A&M
9
Morgan State
24
10/04
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Bethune-Cookman
27
Delaware State
7
10/04
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North Carolina A&T
0
South Carolina State
13
10/04
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Savannah State
7
Norfolk State
14
10/04
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North Carolina Central
27
Howard
22
10/04
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Delaware State
35
Savannah State
10
09/27
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Tennessee State
27
Florida A&M
7
09/27
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Norfolk State
15
Morgan State
14
09/27
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Bethune-Cookman
34
Florida Tech
33
09/27
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Hampton
10
South Carolina State
17
09/27
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Howard
22
North Carolina A&T
38
09/27
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Hampton
34
Miles College
30
09/20
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