MEAC Football Players of the Week – Week 10
Bethune-Cookman wide receiver Jimmie Robinson was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. Howard defensive back Tye Freeland and Delaware State defensive back Jahad Neibauer shared Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors while Florida A&M’s Xavier Smith was named Rookie of the Week. North Carolina A&T State’s Malik Wilson was tabbed Specialist of the Week while North Carolina A&T State’s Micah Shaw earned Offensive Lineman of the Week honors.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jimmie Robinson Bethune-Cookman WR 5-8 | 165 | Sr. Palm Coast, Fla.
Robinson accounted for majority of Bethune-Cookman’s offense in its road win over Morgan State. He gained 208 yards off 11 attempts, while scoring three touchdowns in the contest. Robinson had touchdowns runs of 65, 61 and 60 yards as he averaged 18.9 yards per carry.
CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Tye Freeland Howard SAF 5-11 | 175 | So. Petersburg, Va.
Freeland recorded nine total tackles (eight solo) with an interception in the win over Florida A&M. His interception put an end to a potential FAMU scoring drive as it occurred at the six-yard line.
Jahad Neibauer Delaware State DB 5-10 | 185 | Jr. Harrisburg, Pa. Neibauer finished with five tackles, a sack and an interception as the Hornets won their second straight game. His sack in the end zone led to a Hornet safety late in the third quarter.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK Xavier Smith Florida A&M WR 5-10 | 165 | Fr. Haines City, Fla. Smith had a total of six catches for 94 yards and a touchdown in the contest at Howard. He also rushed two times for 14 yards and accumulated 63 total yards off three kick returns. He finished with 171 all-purpose yards on the afternoon.