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MEAC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY FOOTBALL HONORS
Damien Fleming of Florida A&M was selected as the MEAC Football Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Ryan Smith of North Carolina Central was named Defensive Player of the Week.
Dae-Hon Cheung of Delaware State was selected as the Rookie of the Week. Douglas Almendares, also of FAMU, and Arthur Goforth of N.C. Central, were named Offensive Lineman and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.
Fleming (QB, 6-3, 205, So., Jacksonville, Fla.) connected on 30-of-37 passes for 399 yards with three touchdowns as he led the Rattlers to a 24-22 victory over Delaware State. Also, Fleming carried the ball nine times for 28 yards and caught one pass for a six-yard gain to amass 433 total offensive yards on the day.
Smith (DB, 6-0, 160, r-Fr., Upper Marlboro, Md.) intercepted a pass in the end zone to save a touchdown in the Eagles matchup against Savannah State. Smith finished second on the team in tackles with six, three solo, and two pass break ups.
Cheung (RB, 5-9, 170, Fr., Coastesville, Pa.) rushed for a career-high 135 yards with two touchdowns on 18 carries in the Hornets two-point loss to Florida A&M.
Almendares (OL, 6-3, 310, Jr., Miami, Fla.) recorded a grade of 91-percent with six pancake blocks as he aided the Rattlers to 519 yards of total offense in a 24-22 victory over Delaware State.
Goforth (R, 5-8, 171, Sr., Columbia, S.C.) returned a punt 57 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles 45-33 victor over Savannah State. Goforth accounted for 213 all-purpose yards, including 72 punt return yards (36 avg.) and eight kickoff return yards.
Other Top Performances
Brandon Cunningham (DSU) graded out at 90-percent on his assignments as he aided the Hornets to amass 341 yards of total offense against Florida A&M.
Brandon Davis (FAMU) recorded four tackles, two sacks, one quarterback hurry and a pass break-up in the Rattlers' victory over Delaware State.
Charles Goodwin (NCCU) graded out at 88-percent of his assignments as he aided the Eagles to 545 total offensive yards in a 45-33 victory over Savannah State.
Marco Kano (DSU) booted three punts for 149 yards with a long of 54 yards and two kicks inside the 20 yard-line against Florida A&M.
Simon Heyward (SSU) set a single-game school record in receiving yards with 220 on seven catches in the Tigers 33-45 loss to N. C. Central.
Davon Moore (DSU) forced two fumbles, recovered one, and collected four solo tackles, with one for a loss of seven yards in the Hornets' loss to Florida A&M.
James Owens (FAMU) recorded 99 yards on four kick-off returns in the Rattlers' victory over Delaware State.
Jordan Reid (NCCU) completed 22-of-34 passes for 241 yards with three touchdowns in the Eagles 45-33 win over Savannah State. He also rushed the ball six times for 39 yards and caught one pass for 26 yards in the victory.
Travis Tarpley (DSU) caught 10 passes for 129 yards and added 53 kickoff return yards in the Hornets loss to Florida A&M.
John Wilson (SSU) tallied nine tackles, four solo, with one for a four-yard loss and four pass breakups in the Tigers loss to N.C. Central.