CIAA Week 3 Football Honors
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #75 Phillip Moses, Chowan (Sr, OL - Accokeek, MD) Moses' efforts led to a 35-29 win over West Florida. Chowan's offense tallied a season-high 529 offensive yards in the victory (399 passing, 130 rushing).
QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK #6 Amir Hall, Bowie State (Fr, QB - Bowie, MD) Hall continues to put up impressive numbers, completing 33-of-50 passes (2 interceptions) for a game-high 418 passing yards and three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing).
RECEIVER OF THE WEEK #17 Victor Tabbs, Elizabeth City State (Sr, TE - Suitland, MD) In the Vikings' 35-30 win over Morehouse College, Tabbs held true to his All-CIAA form, hauling in 8 receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns. His finished the day with an average of 19.3 per catch including a long of 44 yards.
OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK #8 William Stanback, Virginia Union (Sr, RB - Hempstead, NY) Stanback rushed for 94 yards on nine carries, including three touchdowns in VUU's 37-14 win over Winston-Salem State. Stanback became the first Panther to rush for 3 or more TDs in a single game since Hakeem Holland turned the trick against Lincoln (PA) on October 10, 2015.
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK #42 Tarell Cisneros-Harrison, Virginia State (So, DB - Bronx, NY) Cisneros-Harrison gave the Trojans their first touchdown against the KSU Thorobreds with a 15-yard fumble recovery. He also secured 4 solo and 3 assisted tackles during the matchup to lift VSU to a 20-7 victory.
LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK #20 Demetrius Newberry, Chowan (Sr, LB - Brunswick, GA) Newberry recorded a game-high 14 tackles (seven solo, seven assisted) in Saturday's 35-28 win over West Florida. He had one sack (six yards) and three tackles for loss (10 yards).
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #90 Tremayne Sweat, Elizabeth City State (Jr, DE - Hampton, VA) Sweat had a solid outing in the Vikings' 35-30 win over Morehouse College. He finished the game with 5 tackles (3 solo) including 2.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards. ECSU defeated the Maroon Tigers 35-30 at the 19th Annual Down East Viking Football Classic.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK #17 Matias Lambrecht, Johnson C. Smith (Sr, P - Venice, FL) Lambrecht punted seven times for a 44.7 average with a long of 62 yards. He also pinned Wofford inside their own 20-yard line on two occasions.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK #47 Lavatiae Kelly, Virginia Union (Jr, WR - Miami, FL) Kelly had four catches for 97 yards and rushed for 15 more yards in VUU's 37-14 win over Winston-Salem State. Kelly also returned a punt for 31 yards.
COACH OF THE WEEK Mark James, Virginia Union Coach James guided VUU to a 37-14 win over defending CIAA Champion Winston-Salem State on Saturday. It was also the first time the Panthers had won in Bowman-Gray Stadium since 2002.