MEAC Football Press Luncheon Set for Friday Football // 6/3/2019 11:27:01 AM
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NORFOLK, Va., July 22, 2019—The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host the annual Football Press Luncheon, Friday at the Hilton Norfolk The Main hotel (100 E. Main Street, Norfolk, Va. 23510/ (757) 763-6200). MEAC head football coaches and two student-athletes from each team will be on hand to offer an inside view on the upcoming 2019 football season.
Below is a list of the student-athletes who will represent each school on Friday.
Bethune-Cookman: DE Marques Ford, QB Akevious Williams Delaware State: LB Brian Cavicante, TE Isaiah Williams Florida A&M: QB Ryan Stanley, LB Elijah Richardson Howard: WR Kyle Anthony, LB Marcellus Allison Morgan State: LB Ian McBorrough, OL Stefan Touani Norfolk State: QB Juwan Carter, LB Nigel Chavis North Carolina A&T State: WR Elijah Bell, DB Mac McCain III North Carolina Central: LB Branden Bailey, RB Isaiah Totten South Carolina State: DE Bruce Johnson, OL Alex Taylor
MEAC Announces 2019 Preseason Football All-MEAC Awards Football 7/26/2019 9:00:00 AM
NORFOLK, Va., July 26, 2019 – Howard University quarterback Caylin Newton was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Delaware State University linebacker Brian Cavicante was selected as Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
All awards were voted on by the MEAC’s head football coaches and sports information directors.
After winning the 2017 MEAC Rookie of the Year award, Newton ended his sophomore campaign ranked among the nation's leaders in several categories, including passing yards per completion (1st/16.85) and total offense (7th/313.3) en route to earning the 2018 MEAC Offensive Player of the Year honor. The Atlanta, Ga. product was named to the 2018 Walter Payton Award Watch List after winning MEAC Offensive Player of the Week twice and was a finalist for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award. In the season opener against Ohio (Sept. 1), he posted 532 total yards, which was the third-highest output in program history. Newton completed his sophomore campaign as the MEAC's top passer with 2,629 yards and 22 touchdowns in 10 games.
Cavicante was a 2018 All-MEAC First Team selection and finished second in the league in total tackles with 89. He was third in the MEAC in tackles per game (8.1), second with 17 tackles for loss and tied for third with 50 unassisted tackles. For his performance against St. Francis (Sept. 8), Cavicante was selected as MEAC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 12 tackles (eight unassisted), including five behind the line-of-scrimmage, and a fumble return for a touchdown.
Bethune-Cookman led the way with six members of the Preseason First Team, while defending MEAC champion North Carolina A&T State, Delaware State and Howard each had four First Team honorees.
Listed below are the 2019 Preseason All-MEAC teams:
2019 MEAC Football All-Conference Preseason Teams Offensive Player of the Year: Caylin Newton, Howard Defensive Player of the Year: Brian Cavicante, Delaware State
First Team Offense Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown QB Caylin Newton Jr. Howard Atlanta, Ga. RB Isaiah Totten r-Jr. North Carolina Central Apex, N.C. RB Dedrick Parson r-So. Howard Philadelphia, Pa. WR Jequez Ezzard Sr. Howard College Park, Ga. WR Kyle Anthony Sr. Howard Miramar, Fla. TE Xavier Gravette So. Morgan State Nottingham, Md. C L’Dre Barnes Jr. Bethune-Cookman St. Petersburg, Fla. OL Alex Taylor r-Sr. South Carolina State Moncks Corner, S.C. OL Marcus Pettiford r-Sr. North Carolina A&T State Durham, N.C. OL Kaiden Crawford Sr. Delaware State Philadelphia, Pa. OL Dontae Keys r-Jr. North Carolina A&T State Fayetteville, N.C.
First Team Defense Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown DL Marques Ford r-Sr. Bethune-Cookman Gibsonton, Fla. DL Justin Cates Gr. North Carolina A&T State Goldsboro, N.C. DL* Darius Royster r-Sr. North Carolina Central Chesapeake, Va. DL* Kawuan Cox Sr. North Carolina Central Summerville, S.C. LB Brian Cavicante Jr. Delaware State Portsmouth, Va. LB Marquis Hendrix r-Sr. Bethune-Cookman Ocala, Fla. LB Rico Kennedy r-Sr. Morgan State Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. DB Trevor Merritt Sr. Bethune-Cookman Rockledge, Fla. DB Tydarius Peters Sr. Bethune-Cookman Jayess, Miss. DB Franklin McCain III r-Jr. North Carolina A&T State Greensboro, N.C. DB Jahad Neibauer Sr. Delaware State Harrisburg, Pa. PK Yahia Aly Gr. Florida A&M Whittier, Calif. P Chris Faddoul Jr. Florida A&M Wesley Chapel, Fla. RS Jimmie Robinson r-Sr. Bethune-Cookman Palm Coast, Fla.
Second Team Offense Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown QB Ryan Stanley r-Sr. Florida A&M Pembroke Pines, Fla. RB Jah-Maine Martin r-Jr. North Carolina A&T State Conway, S.C. RB Deshawn Smith Sr. Florida A&M Brooksville, Fla. WR Elijah Bell Sr. North Carolina A&T State Wheeling, W.Va. WR Xavier Smith So. Florida A&M Haines City, Fla. TE Malik Hyatt So. Howard Gastonia, N.C. C Mike Terry Jr. South Carolina State Atlanta, Ga. OL Kenneth Kirby Jr. Norfolk State Newport News, Va. OL* Andrew Dale r-Jr. North Carolina Central Morehead City, N.C. OL* Stefan Touani Jr. Morgan State Temple Hills, Md. OL Cedric Jackson r-So. Bethune-Cookman Miami, Fla.
Second Team Defense Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown DL Marcellos Allison Sr. Howard Durham, N.C. DL Zamon Robinson So. Howard Silver Springs, Md. DL* Christian Johnson Sr. Delaware State Stone Mountain, Ga. DL* Tyrell Goodwin r-Sr. South Carolina State Columbia, S.C. DL* Paul Mckeiver r-Sr. South Carolina State Batesburg, S.C. LB Nigel Chavis Sr. Norfolk State Richmond, Va. LB Ian McBorrough Sr. Morgan State Baltimore, Md. LB Antoine Wilder r-Sr. North Carolina A&T State Atlanta, Ga. DB* Terry Jefferson Gr. Florida A&M Miami, Fla. DB* Donte Small Jr. Morgan State Union, N.J. DB Tye Freeland Jr. Howard Petersburg, Va. DB Bobby Price Sr. Norfolk State Virginia Beach, Va. DB Nhyre’ Quinerly Sr. Norfolk State Norfolk, Va. PK Jose Romo-Martinez r-Jr. Delaware State Banning, Calif. P Fidel Romo-Martinez Sr. Delaware State Banning, Calif.
Third Team Offense Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown QB* Tyrece Nick Jr. South Carolina State Johnston, S.C. QB* Akevious Williams Gr. Bethune-Cookman Madison, Fla. RB Bishop Bonnette Jr. Florida A&M Jacksonville, Fla. RB* Josh Chase Sr. Morgan State Upper Marlboro, Md. RB* Aaron Savage Sr. Norfolk State Baltimore, Md. WR Chad Hunter Jr. Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla. WR Zachary Leslie r-Jr. North Carolina A&T State Lawndale, N.C. TE* Isiah Williams Sr. Delaware State Bronx, N.Y. TE* Anthony Williams Jr. Norfolk State Norfolk, Va. C Somadina Okezie-Okeke r-So. North Carolina Central Woodstock, Ga. OL* Ricky Lee So. North Carolina Central Jacksonville, Fla. OL* Bruce Trigg r-Jr. Morgan State Loganville, Ga. OL Nicholas Roos r-Sr. Bethune-Cookman Ormond Beach, Fla. OL Jamal Savage r-Jr. Bethune-Cookman Plant City, Fla.
Third Team Defense Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown DL Bruce Johnson Gr. South Carolina State Greenwood, S.C. DL Gerome Howard Jr. Bethune-Cookman Sarasota, Fla. DL Jermaine Williams r-Sr. North Carolina A&T State Lumberton, N.C. DL* Demontre Moore Sr. Florida A&M Tampa, Fla. DL* Devan Henron r-So. Morgan State Lanham, Md. LB Richie Kittles r-Sr. North Carolina A&T State Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. LB Elijah Richardson Sr. Florida A&M Port St. Lucie, Fla. LB Branden Bailey Jr. North Carolina Central Deerfield Beach, Fla. DB* Aaron Walker So. Howard Washington, D.C. DB* Devin Smith Sr. Delaware State Washington, D.C. DB Decobe Durant r-So. South Carolina State Lamar, S.C. DB* Dominick Trigg r-Sr. Morgan State Tampa, Fla. DB* Herman Jackson, Jr. So. Florida A&M Miami, Fla. PK Nicholas O’Shea So. Morgan State Detroit, Mich. P Michael Rivers So. North Carolina A&T State Wilmington, N.C. RS Dedrick Parson r-So. Howard Philadelphia, Pa.
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Post by JeffAggieFan on Jul 26, 2019 17:20:01 GMT -5
There thinking we don't have a QB to get them the ball. Well the one that counts is at the end of the year. Wow Del State had 3 ALL MEAC on the first team. My surprise team Norfolk State has none. It going to be a fun season
Aggies Expected to Win MEAC Again NCATAGGIES.COM FRI, JUL 26
NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina A&T is expected to win their fifth Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football title in six years and reach their third straight Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl game as announced by the conference Friday at the annual MEAC Football Press Luncheon at the Main Hotel.
The MEAC also revealed their preseason all-conference teams with three Aggies – cornerback Mac McCain III (6-0, 175, RJR, Greensboro, N.C.), defensive tackle Justin Cates (6-2, 257, GR, Goldsboro, N.C.), left tackle Marcus Pettiford (6-4, 286, RSR, Durham, N.C.) and right tackle Dontae Keys (6-4, 300, RJR, Fayetteville, N.C.) – making first team.
Running back Jah-Maine Martin (5-10, 203, RJR, Conway, S.C.), wide receiver Elijah Bell (6-1, 225, SR, Wheeling, WVa.) and linebacker Antoine Wilder (5-10, 199, RSR, Atlanta, Ga.) earned preseason second-team honors. Third team honors went to wide receiver Zachary Leslie (6-3, 203, RJR, Lawndale, N.C.), defensive lineman Jermaine Williams (6-1, 270, RSR, Lumberton, N.C.), linebacker Richie Kittles (5-10, 204, RSR, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and punter Michael Rivers (6-0, 170, SO, Wilmington, N.C.).
N.C. A&T led head coach Sam Washington in his second season, received 12 of the available 18 first-votes place votes to be considered the preseason favorites to win the conference. Bethune-Cookman (one first-place vote) is expected to finish second followed by Florida A&M (two first-place votes) and Howard.
If the Aggies win the MEAC, it will be their third straight title and their 11th overall. A fifth MEAC title in six years would give the Aggies the most dominant era in the MEAC since S.C. State won five of six from 1977-83. Over the past five years, the Aggies are an impressive 34-5 (.872) and over the last three years, the Aggies are 21-2 (.913). For the rest of the story: www.ncataggies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=24500&ATCLID=211807811
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I agree. I think Del State will finish a few clicks higher too. Howard and FAMU a few lower. Wouldn't surprise me if Norfolk brought up the rear.
I keep hearing how good Norfolk qb is supposed to be this year I'm just not sold on him. Howard will struggle to stop people I think FAMU will be good but put people will figure them out year two. I still believe we walked the dog on them if Cartwright doesn't fumble while we are driving.