MEAC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY FOOTBALL HONORS
NORFOLK, Va., - Travis Tarpley of Delaware State was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Keenan Lambert of Norfolk State was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Deon King, also of Norfolk State, was named Rookie of the Week. William Robinson of North Carolina A&T was selected as the Offensive Lineman of the Week while Chase Varnadore of Florida A&M was named Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Tarpley (WR/KR, 5-7, 175, r-Sr., Danville, Va.) caught a career-high six passes for 171 yards to lead the Hornets to a 35-27 win over Hampton. He recorded a career-long reception of 83 yards along with two touchdowns in the win. Tarpley recorded 212 all-purpose yards against the Pirates and became the Hornet's all-purpose yards leader during the game.
Lambert (DB, 6-0, 200, r-So., Norfolk, Va.) recorded four tackles, two solo, with one for a loss of two yards. He also picked off a pass and returned it eight yards for a touchdown as the Spartans shutout Morgan State 30-0. Lambert added three breakups and four passes defended in Norfolk State's final game of the season.
King (LB, 6-1, 230, Fr., Reston, Va.) returned his first career interception 15 yards for a touchdown as the Spartans defeated Morgan State in their final game of the season. The rookie added two tackles, one for a loss of two yards to help secure the victory.
Robinson (LT, 6-3, 205, r-So., Clinton, Md.) graded out at 91-percent of his blocking assignments as he anchored the Aggies' offensive line that accounted for 401 yards of total offense including 250 yards on the ground in a win over South Carolina State. His efforts along the offensive line did not surrender a sack and individually he recorded nine pancake blocks.
Varnadore (PK, 5-11, 170, r-So., Tallahassee, Fla.) tied a school record for most field goals in a game with five as he connected on kicks of 19, 17, 22, 17 and 36 yards out. His final kick of 36 yards clinched the Rattlers one-point victory against N.C. Central.
Other Top Performers
Joe Boyd (DSU) collected 13 tackles, eight solo, with one forced fumble in the Hornets' win over Hampton.
Tyrone Bouie, Jr. (B-CU) blocked a punt, recorded an interception and broke up one pass in the Wildcats' victory over Savannah State.
Terrick Colston (DSU) recorded eight tackles, three solo, with one break up against Hampton.
Julien David (HOW) posted eight tackles, five solo, with one for a loss of 16 yards in a loss to Georgia Southern.
John Fleck (HOW) averaged a career-high 42.2 yards on five punts including a 55-yarder while also knocking three inside the Georgia Southern 20-yard line.
Damien Fleming (FAMU) recorded 270 passing yards on 29-of-41 attempts in the Rattlers' 22-21 win over North Carolina Central.
Nico Flores (NSU) completed 14-of-26 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for 18 yards on five carries in the Spartans' shutout victory against Morgan State.
Tazmon Foster (NCCU) recorded a game-high 11 tackles, eight solo, with 1.5 for a loss of four yards and 0.5 sacks, and one break up in a loss to Florida A&M.
D'Vonte Graham (NCAT) recovered a fumble and returned it for a 10-yard touchdown and blocked two field goals in a 17-7 victory over South Carolina State.
Damon Gresham Chisohlm (HOW) collected four tackles, 1.5 for losses, and a fumble recovery against Georgia Southern.
Cory Gwinner (HOW) received a grade of 98-percent on his blocking assignments as he aided the Bison to 447 yards of total offense, with four pancake blocks, in a loss to Georgia Southern.
Kevin House (FAMU) graded out at 90-percent as he helped FAMU to 387 yards of total offense in a win over N.C. Central. He also tallied four pancake blocks.
Devontae Johnson (FAMU) recorded an interception and a fumble in FAMU's win over N.C. Central. He also added two tackles and two breakups in the win.
Mike Mayhew (NCAT) rushed for 141 yards, averaging 6.4 per carry, on 22 attempts to lead the Aggies to a 17-7 victory over South Carolina State.
Lavon McCoy (B-CU) led the Wildcats blocking efforts that accounted for 537 yards of total offense. McCoy received a grade of 90-percent and recorded two pancake blocks.
Greg McGhee (HOW) recorded 239 yards and one touchdown on 24 completions in a loss to Georgia Southern. He also rushed for 94 yards on 19 attempts with three touchdowns in the loss.
Nail Muradymov (DSU) graded out at 95-percent of his blocking assignments as he anchored the offensive line that accounted for 512 yards of total offense.
LeBrandon Richardson (B-CU) posted five tackles, two solo, with 2.5 for a loss of 11 yards and 1.5 sacks for a nine-yard loss.
Ryan Smith (NCCU) collected an interception and returned it 19 yards to set up a touchdown. He also posted three tackles, two solo, in a one-point loss to Florida A&M.
Kevin Thompson (NCCU) returned a blocked punt 45 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles loss to Florida A&M.
Quentin Williams (B-CU) completed 9-of-12 passes for 103 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 113 yards to lead the Wildcats to a 49-7 victory over Savannah State.