Charlotte, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in conjunction with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association has released the 2015 All-CIAA First, Second and Honorable Mention teams.

Drew Powell (Livingstone), Austin Jacques (Johnson C. Smith) and Nick Hahula (Chowan) highlight the teams as players of the year.

Livingstone’s Drew Powell, a senior quarterback from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was named the Offensive Player of the Year. He finished the 2015 season with 1,786 overall passing yards with 14 touchdowns. With a completion percentage of 58.9%, Drew completed 149 of 253 passes. On the ground, Powell rushed 139 times for 561 yards and eight touchdowns. He finished with a total of 48 points. Drew Powell’s season-best was the 42-35 overtime victory over Fayetteville State. Powell was 28-of-35 in passing attempts (80.0%) for 364 yards.

Johnson C. Smith’s Austin Jacques, a senior linebacker from Springdale, Maryland, was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Jacques led the conference with 131 total tackles (78 solo and 53 assisted) with four and a half sacks for a loss of 23.5 yards. Austin tackled opponents 23.5 times in the backfield for a loss of 91 yards. He also finished with two interceptions and one pass breakup. Austin Jacques has led the NCAA rankings in solo tackles. His season-high was 19 tackles against Shaw University. He finished three games with 18 tackles and one with 17.

Chowan’s Nick Hahula, a senior kicker from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was named the Special Teams Player of the Year. This season, Nick has scored a total of 52 points from his foot. He converted 6-of-11 field goals and 25-of-27 extra point attempts. Hahula’s longest field goal was from 39 yards out. He gave assistance to the Hawks defense with 51 punts for 1,843 yards. His longest boot was for 60 yards. Fourteen of his punts landed inside the 20-yard line and 19 of them were fair caught.

The Players of the Year and the First Team All-CIAA honorees will receive their awards during a pre-game ceremony prior to the start of the 2015 CIAA Football Championship game. The Championship game will be held at the Durham County Memorial Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Kickoff is 2:00 p.m. The game will be aired live on the ASPiRE Network.

2015 Offensive Player of the Year

#2 Drew Powell Livingstone 6-3 225 Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md.

2015 Defensive Player of the Year

#50 Austin Jacques Johnson C. Smith 6-3 240 Sr. Springdale, Md.

2015 Special Teams Player of the Year

#99 Nick Hahula Chowan 5-10 250 Sr. Rocky Mount, N.C.

All-CIAA FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Tight End

#17 Victor Tabbs Elizabeth City State 6-4 230 Jr. Suitland, Md.

Offensive Linemen

#60 Addison Hayes Virginia Union 6-2 314 Sr. Savannah, Ga.
#56 Michael Lugo Chowan 6-6 305 Sr. Las Vegas, Ariz.
#75 Justin Nester Bowie State 6-3 276 Jr. Dayton, Md.
#62 Jac’Que Polite Winston-Salem State 6-5 300 Jr. Ridgeland, S.C.
#72 Dehon Taylor Virginia Union 6-6 300 Sr. Florence, N.J.

Wide Receivers

#1 Tavon Gatlin Fayetteville State 5-9 175 Sr. Virginia Beach, Va.
#8 Nyme Manns Bowie State 6-4 212 R-Jr. Baltimore, Md.

Quarterback

#2 Drew Powell Livingstone 6-3 225 Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md.

Running Backs                                  

#9 Hakeem Holland Virginia Union 5-10 180 Fr. Baltimore, Md.
#5 Stephen Scott Lincoln (Pa.) 5-8 205 Jr. Baltimore, Md.

Kick Returner

#6 Maleek Gorham Fayetteville State 5-7 170 So. Greenville, N.C.

Place Kicker

#99 Nick Hahula Chowan 5-10 250 Sr. Rocky Mount, N.C.

DEFENSE

Defensive Linemen

#40 Michael Bloomfield Winston-Salem State 6-3 245 Sr. Jacksonville, N.C.
#10 Anthony McDaniel Bowie State 6-1 275 Sr. Ft. Washington, Md.
#53 Paulin Miano Virginia Union 6-6 265 Jr. Washington D.C.
#7 Miles Pace Virginia Union 6-2 250 Sr. Miami, Fla.

Linebackers

#2 Joseph Blanks Virginia Union 6-1 240 Sr. Pembroke, N.C.
#50 Austin Jacques Johnson C. Smith 6-3 240 Sr. Springdale, Md.
#44 Kevaugh Townsend Bowie State 5-8 203 Jr. Fort Washington, Md.

Defensive Backs

#5 Brian Hall Bowie State 5-11 180 Sr. Capital eights, Md.
#37 Eric Henderson Fayetteville State 5-8 170 Jr. Charlotte, N.C.
#21 Rodeshawn Joseph Virginia Union 6-1 185 Sr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
#8 Carlo Thomas Johnson C. Smith 6-2 185 So. East Orange, N.J.

Punt Returner

#7 Curtis Pumphrey Bowie State 5-8 165 R-Sr. Laurel, Md.

Punter

#19 Leonardo Manzo Livingstone 5-11 185 Sr. Gainesville, Ga.

All-CIAA SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Tight End

#46 Rashaun Smith Virginia Union 6-1 255 Sr. Bridgeton, N.J.

Offensive Linemen

#76 Diontae Jordan Bowie State 6-1 332 R-So. Bladensburg, Md.
#71 Ekanem Ekanem Livingstone 6-2 255 Sr. Springdale, Md.
#78 Victor Tamba Bowie State 6-5 335 R-So. District Heights, Md.
#75 William Jenkins Fayetteville State 6-2 315 Jr. Windsor, NC
#63 Brian Wells Elizabeth City State 6-2 298 Jr. Winston-Salem, NC

Wide Receiver

#7 Chris Hubert Fayetteville State 5-9 155 Sr. Apex, NC
#1 Jalen Hendricks Livingstone 6-2 205 Sr. Nashville, N.C.

Quarterback

#12 Shawheem Dowdy Virginia Union 6-4 218 R-Jr. Baltimore, Md.

Running Back

#5 Tyree Lee Chowan 5-9 Jr. Hampton, Va.
#1 Kendall Jefferson Bowie State 5-7 175 GR. Temple Hills, Md.

Place Kicker

#47 Will Johnson Winston-Salem State 5-11 175 Jr. High Point, N.C.

Kick Returner

#1 Kendall Jefferson Bowie State 5-7 175 GR. Temple Hills, Md.

DEFENSE

Defensive Linemen

#72 Darren Wilson Elizabeth City State 6-3 330 Sr. Hackensack, N.J.
#90 Leake Anderson Johnson C. Smith 5-11 300 Sr. Richmond, Va.
#96 Cavin Murray Bowie State 6-4 250 Sr. Abingdon, Md.
#19 Phillip Williamson Winston-Salem State 6-3 235 So. Durham, N.C.

Linebackers

#9 Stephen Williams Elizabeth City State 6-1 245 Sr. Reidsville, N.C.
#51 Seth Johnson Fayetteville State 6-0 205 So. Charlotte, N.C.
#54 Javard Gaines Johnson C. Smith 6-3 206 Jr. Hackensack, N.J.

Defensive Backs

#26 Roderick Lindsey Chowan 5-11 Sr. Fort Meyes, FL
#7 Curtis Pumphrey Bowie State 5-8 165 R-Sr. Laurel, Md.
#6 Michael Grant Johnson C. Smith 5-10 185 Sr. Bluffton, S.C.
#17 Kailan Chavis Winston-Salem State 5-10 185 Jr. Charlotte, N.C.

Punter

#47 Will Johnson Winston-Salem State 5-11 175 Jr. High Point, N.C.

Punter Returner

#9 Reggie Wilkins Winston-Salem State 5-11 185 Sr. Selby, N.C.

HONORABLE MENTION TEAM

OFFENSE 

Offensive Lineman

#70 Ryan Belton Fayetteville State 6-3 320 Jr. Newport News, Va.
#71 Avery Wright Elizabeth City State 6-3 30 So. Philadelphia, Pa.
#55 Kelvin McCoy Chowan 6-3 Sr. Inglewood, Calif.
#77 Brandon Burrell Lincoln (Pa.) 6-5 300 Jr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
#53 Brian Jones Fayetteville State 5-11 280 Sr. Miami, Fla.

Wide Receiver

#4 Olu Izegwire Virginia Union 5-10 205 Jr. Washington, D.C.
#8 Lovie Banks-Rose Elizabeth City State 6-2 205 Sr. Washington, D.C.

Quarterback

#14 Derek Bryant Fayetteville State 6-4 249 Sr. Carrboro, NC

Running Backs

#5 Tyree Massey Winston-Salem State 5-11 235 Sr. Bunnlevel, N.C.
#1 Ra’sheed Rushing Elizabeth City State 5-10 186 Jr. Monroe, N.C.

Tight End

#85 Demeeko Jones Jr. Winston-Salem State 6-3 237 Jr. Fayetteville, N.C.

Kick Returner

#8 Lovie Banks-Rose Elizabeth City State 6-2 205 Sr. Washington, D.C.

Place Kicker

#5 Jeff Flores Elizabeth City State 5-8 180 Sr. Lancaster, Calif.

DEFENSE

Defensive Linemen

#90 Heleaince Gates Bowie State 6-5 250 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa.
#94 Anthony Joffrion Chowan 6-2 Sr. Virginia Beach, Va.
#62 Jamaal Tutt Johnson C. Smith 6-2 255 So. Stone Mountain, Ga.
#99 Sean Copeland Bowie State 6-0 325 Jr. Baltimore, Md.

Linebackers

#8 DeMarcus Nolan Livingstone 5-9 195 Jr. Knoxville, Tenn.
#24 DeShawn Lawrence Virginia Union 5-11 240 Sr. Orlando, Fla.
#20 Demetrius Newberry Chowan 5-11 Jr. Brunswick, Ga.

Defensive Backs

#1 Brion Robinson Lincoln (Pa.) 5-9 200 Sr. Silver Springs, Md.
#26 Travis Scales Fayetteville State 6-0 200 Jr. Southern Pines, N.C.
#21 Rahman Kamara Bowie State 6-0 190 Fr. Bowie, Md.
#26 Justin Beatty Elizabeth City State 6-0 170 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.

Punter

#99 Nick Hahula Chowan 5-10 250 Sr. Rocky Mount, N.C.

Punt Returner

#1 Jalen Hendricks Livingstone 6-2 205 Sr. Nashville, NC

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