• Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

MEAC releases 2022 all-conference football teams, honors

ByDenise T. Tatum

Nov 24, 2022

NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina Central leads the way with seven First Team All-MEAC honorees as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its post-season football honors presented by TowneBank. Howard followed with six First Team Honorees while South Carolina State had five.

All awards and honors were voted on by the league’s senior football coaches and sports information directors.

In partnership with the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame, MEAC will recognize its Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year as part of the 64th Anniversary celebrationsth NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, December 6th at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

North Carolina Central’s Robert Mitchell was named Offensive Lineman of the Year, while Delaware State’s Marquis Gillis was named Rookie of the Year. North Carolina Central head coach Trei Oliver was named MEAC Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.

This season, North Carolina Central received the Offensive Lineman of the Year award for the first time.

Mitchell anchored an Eagles offensive line that helped North Carolina Central lead the MEAC on total offense (442.0 yards per game) and on offense (38.4 points per game) this season. The Eagles also had the conference’s best rushing offense averaging 204.6 yards per game and the best passing offense at 237.4. meters per game. Additionally, Mitchell’s efforts are helping North Carolina Central lead the nation in third-down conversions.

Gillis leads the Hornets in fifth place in the MEAC in rushing yards per game (49.5) and total rushing yards (545). His five rushing touchdowns are tied for fourth in the league. Gillis ran for a career high in the win over Norfolk State with 123 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, followed by 94 rushing yards and a hit against Howard.

Davius ​​Richard and NCCU coach Tri Oliver
Photo: Jared Bundick/HBCU Sports

Oliver led the Eagles to a 4-1 mark in conference play that season to earn a share of the MEAC Championship and secure the league’s bid for the Cricket Celebration Bowl (Saturday, December 17 at 12 noon on ABC ) to secure. The Eagles won their sixth championship overall and the first of Oliver’s tenure.

Below are the full All-MEAC teams.

Offensive Lineman of the Year: Robert Mitchell, North Carolina Central
Rookie of the Year: Marquis Gillis, State of Delaware
coach of the year: Trei Oliver, North Carolina Central

First team attack

position Surname class school hometown
QB DavidRichard jr North Carolina Central Belle Glade, Fla.
RB Alfonso Graham sir Morgan State Baltimore, Md.
RB Latrell necklace R Jr. North Carolina Central Bluefield, W.Va.
WR Shaquan Davis R Jr. State of South Carolina Summerville, SC
WR Antoine Murray GR. Howard Miramar, Fla.
TE Brennan Brown sir Howard Dallas, Texas.
C Torricelli Simpsons III So. North Carolina Central Charlotte, NC
OIL Corey Bullock jr North Carolina Central Accokeek, MD.
OIL Robert Mitchell R-Sr. North Carolina Central Millsboro, Del.
OIL Anim Dankwah sir Howard Accra Ghana
OIL Nick Taiste So. State of South Carolina Western Columbia, SC

First team defense

position Surname class school hometown
DL Isaiah Williams* R-Sr. Delaware State Brooklyn, NY
DL Patrick Godbolt* jr State of South Carolina Blythewood, SC
DL Jevin Jackson GR. Howard Lawrenceville, Ga.
DL Markus Brown jr Howard Houston, Texas.
DL Elijah Williams So. Morgan State Jersey City, NJ
LB BJ Davis R Jr. State of South Carolina Blair, SC
LB Tyler Lang R Jr. Norfolk State Cincinnati, Ohio
LB Brooke Parker sir Delaware State Laurel, Del.
DB Khalil Baker jr North Carolina Central Winston Salem, NC
DB Romell Harris-Freeman R Jr. Delaware State Rockville, Md.
DB Kenny Gallop, Jr. jr Howard Portsmouth, Va.
DB Duane Nichols* GR. State of South Carolina Lake View, SC
DB Jae’Veyon Morton* sir Morgan State Detroit, Mich.
P Matt Noll So. Delaware State Robesonia, Pa.
PC Adrian Olive jr North Carolina Central Plant City, Fla.
RS Keith Jenkins Jr. Mrs. Morgan State Gainesville, Va.

* Indicates a tie.

Second team violation

position Surname class school hometown
QB Quinton Williams sir Howard Upper Marlboro, Md.
RB Jaret Jaeger jr Howard mineral, va
RB Marquis Gillis R-Fr. Delaware State Milford, Del.
WR EJ Hicks* R-Sr. North Carolina Central Rolesville, NC
WR Devin Smith* So. North Carolina Central Durham, NC
WR Da’Quan Felton R-So. Norfolk State Portsmouth, Va.
TE Tyler Barnes sir North Carolina Central Charlotte, NC
C Deshawn Ingram sir Howard Detroit, Mich.
OIL Darius Fuchs So. Howard Washington, D.C
OIL Sam Pearson sir Delaware State Washington, D.C
OIL Cam Johnson R-So. State of South Carolina Irmo, SC
OIL Chris Anton GR. Morgan State Massillon, Ohio

* Indicates a tie.

Second team defense

position Surname class school hometown
DL Darrian Brokenburr sir Howard Manassas, Va.
DL Jared Kirksey So. State of South Carolina Clemson, SC
DL Jaden Taylor R-So. North Carolina Central Durham, NC
DL Colby Krieger R-Sr. North Carolina Central Fayetteville, Ga.
LB Marquis Hall R-Sr. Norfolk State Woodbridge, Va.
LB AaronSmith So. State of South Carolina Manning, SC
LB Jaki Brevard So. North Carolina Central Durham, NC
DB MannySmith R Jr. North Carolina Central Laurel Hill, NC
DB Zion Keith GR. State of South Carolina Florence, SC
DB Robert Jones III So. Howard Fairwood, Md.
DB RJ Coles R Jr. Norfolk State Richmond, Va.
P DysonRoberts So. State of South Carolina Summer, SC
PC Nathan Wilson Mrs. Delaware State Salem, NJ
RS Ian Wheeler sir Howard Houston, Texas.

* Indicates a tie.

Third team attack

position Surname class school hometown
QB CJ Henry R-Fr. Delaware State Newark, Del.
RB J’Mari Taylor So. North Carolina Central Charlotte, NC
RB EdenJames Mrs. Howard Port St Lucie, Florida.
WR Jerry Halsey sir Delaware State Rahway, New Jersey
WR Kasey Hawthorne jr Howard Sebring, Fla.
TE Khalil Ellis R Jr. State of South Carolina Rockhill, SC
C Eric Brown, Jr. So. State of South Carolina Hartsville, SC
OIL Isaiah Cook So. Delaware State Willingboro, New Jersey
OIL Marvin Atuatasi jr Morgan State Leone, American Samoa
OIL Vincent Byrd, Jr.* Mrs. Norfolk State Stafford, Va.
OIL Lamar Robinson* Mrs. Norfolk State Alexandria, Va.

* Indicates a tie.

Third team defense

position Surname class school hometown
DL Anton Blume R-So. Norfolk State Edgewood, Md.
DL Amadeus Vital R Jr. Norfolk State Silver Springs, Maryland
DL Octaveon Minter So. State of South Carolina Chester, SC
DL Christian Smith So. North Carolina Central Jacksonville, NC
LB Laurent Richardson jr Morgan State Philly, Pa.
LB Maurio go R-So. Delaware State New Market, Md.
LB Christian White sir Howard Highland Springs, Virginia
DB Jawain Granger R-Sr. Delaware State New Castle, Del.
DB Joseph Weiss R Jr. Norfolk State Virginia Beach, Virginia
DB Jayden Wood sir Morgan State Peoria, Ariz.
DB Carlvainsky Decius So. Morgan State New Carrollton, Md.
P Philip Richards GR. Howard Melbourne, Australia
PC Gavyn Zimmerman So. State of South Carolina Summer, SC
RS Brandon Codington jr North Carolina Central Raleigh, NC

* Indicates a tie.

Courtesy: MEAC

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