MEAC Football Player of the Week – Week 8
North Carolina Central quarterback Chauncey Caldwell was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. Morgan State’s Ian McBorrough and Howard’s Bryan Cook were named Co-Defensive Players of the Week while North Carolina Central’s Nick Leverett received Offensive Lineman of the Week honors. Howard’s Zamon Robinson was tabbed Rookie of the Week while North Carolina Central’s Adam Lippy was named Specialist of the Week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chauncey Caldwell N.C. Central QB 6-3 | 230 | So. Durham, N.C.
Caldwell completed 15-of-28 passes for 188 yards and added 53 yards on the ground for 241 yards of total offense in the contest against Norfolk State, including the history-making 93-yard touchdown connection made with tight end Sherman McLeod. He also added a rushing touchdown.
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Ian McBorrough Morgan State LB 6-2 | 225 | Jr. Essex, Md.
McBorrough had a game-high 12 tackles ( 9 solo) in the contest versus Howard with one sack. He also recovered a fumble, had one pass break up, and returned an interception 30 yards in the contest.
Bryan Cook Howard DB 6-1 | 194 | So. Cincinnati, Ohio
Cook singlehandedly kept Howard in the contest at Morgan State as the sophomore caused a game-changing fumble on the Bison’s one-yard line in the third quarter, preventing Morgan State from scoring. He also recorded his first interception on the season, which he converted into 41-yard touchdown in the win over Morgan State. He finished with three tackles on the night.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Zamon Robinson Howard DB 6-4 | 225 | Fr. Silver Springs, Md.
Robinson finished with eight tackles (4 solo) along with a pair of tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in the win over Morgan State.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Nick Leverett N.C. Central OL 6-4 | 300 | R-Jr. Concord, N.C.
Leverett helped pave the way for 388 yards of total offense and 36 points in the win at Norfolk State. He graded out at 98 percent with three pancake blocks, no sacks allowed and zero penalties.
SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Adam Lippy N.C. Central PK 6-0 | 200 | Fr. Tucker, Ga.
Lippy accounted for 12 points with three field goals and converted three extra-point kicks at Norfolk State.
Justin Cates (DL/North Carolina A&T State) Finished with six tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack versus Bethune-Cookman.
Tavon Lofties (DL/N.C. Central) Finished with five tackles while accounting for two of NCCU’s six sacks at Norfolk State.
Jahad Neibauer (DB/Delaware State) Had a total of nine tackles (8 solo), one tackle for loss and broke up three passes in the contest at South Carolina State.
Nicholas O’shea (P/Morgan State) Averaged 42.5 yards on six punts while nailing a 76-yard punt which was three yards shy of the school record. He also downed two punts inside the 20-yard line.
Dedrick Parson (RB/Howard) Parson led Howard’s ground attack with a career-high 148 rushing yards on 16 attempts. He scored two touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown with just seven minutes remaining to seal the victory over Morgan State.
Jerome Pettiway (P/South Carolina State) Punted nine times for an average of 35.4 yards per punt. He also placed four punts inside the 20-yard line.
Lamar Raynard (QB/North Carolina A&T State) Passed for 189 yards and two touchdowns on 11-of-14 passing at Bethune-Cookman.
Scott Robinson (DB/South Carolina State) Robinson led his team with seven tackles (6 solo) and an interception in the 30-19 win over Delaware State.
Matthew Thompson (OL/Morgan State) Graded out at 88 percent after paving the way for an offense which accumulated 355 yards worth of offense, 226 of the yards being on the ground. He allowed no sacks and had one pancake block in the effort.