MEAC Football Players of the Week – Week 11
Norfolk State quarterback Juwan Carter was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. North Carolina Central’s Davanta Reynolds was named Defensive Player of the Week while Morgan State’s Josh Miles and North Carolina A&T State’s Micah Shaw both received Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week honors. Xavier Smith of Florida A&M was named Rookie of the Week while Bethune-Cookman’s Jimmie Robinson was tabbed as the Specialist of the Week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Juwan Carter Norfolk State QB 6-0 | 175 | So. | Richmond, Va.
Carter completed 23-of-35 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns to lead Norfolk State over Howard on Saturday. The sophomore finished with 297 yards of total offense as he also rushed for 41 yards off 11 attempts. Carter topped all MEAC quarterbacks this past weekend in touchdowns, passing average and ranked second in passing efficiency (149.7).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Davanta Reynolds North Carolina Central DB 5-10 | 200 | R-Sr. Tucker, Ga.
Reynolds was a one-person wrecking crew Thursday night as he led North Carolina Central with 12 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack. His 4.5 tackles for loss led all MEAC defenders.
Co-OFFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE WEEK Josh Miles Morgan State OL 6-6 | 310 | Sr. Baltimore, Md.
Miles graded out at 91 percent and paved the way for a Bears’ offense which gained 366 total yards, including 253 on the ground versus Delaware State. He recorded three pancake blocks and allowed no sacks.
Micah Shaw North Carolina A&T State 6-1 | 264 | Sr. Fayetteville, N.C.
Shaw graded out at 90 percent as he aided in helping North Carolina A&T State rush for 232 yards on the ground in the win at Savannah State. He had a season-high eight pancake blocks.
SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK Jimmie Robinson Bethune-Cookman WR 5-8 | 165 | Sr. Palm Coast, Fla.
Robinson once again played a major role in the outcome of Bethune-Cookman’s success as he scored eight points on special teams. The senior returned a blocked PAT for two points and changed the momentum of the contest with a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown. The return marked his third kickoff return for a touchdown on the year.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK Xavier Smith Florida A&M WR 5-10 | 165 | R-Fr. Haines City, Fla.