NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina A&T State running back Tarik Cohen was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. North Carolina Central defensive end Frederick Henry-Ajudua was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Florida A&M’s Hans Supre earned Rookie of the Week honors, while North Carolina Central’s Jamaal Symmonett received Offensive Lineman of the Week honors.


Tarik Cohen
North Carolina A&T State
5-6, 179, Sr.
Bunn, N.C.

Cohen finished Thursday night’s win over Hampton with 264 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 256 yards on 26 carries, with three touchdowns. Cohen’s 94-yard run in the 31-9 victory was the longest from scrimmage in school history.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B01LGV0CX6″ locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]

Frederick Henry-Ajudua
North Carolina Central
6-2, 255, Sr.
Durham, N.C.

Henry-Ajudua recorded three sacks for a loss of 19 yards and six tackles total in the 31-14 win over Bethune-Cookman. He helped the NCCU defense hold the Wildcats to 121 yards of total offense, including 13 rushing, in the second half.


Hans Supre
Florida A&M
5-10, 185, r-Fr.
Coral Gables, Fla.

Supre rushed for 93 yards on 15 carries, with one touchdown, in the 19-14 win over Savannah State. His 10-yard touchdown run extended the Rattlers lead in the third quarter and was the go-ahead touchdown.


Jamaal Symmonett
North Carolina Central
6-3, 300, r-Sr.
Nassau, Bahamas

Symmonett earned a grade of 98-percent on his blocking assignments, including five pancake blocks and no sacks, as North Carolina Central finished with 489 yards of total offense. The Eagles rushed for 194 yards and completed 15 passes, for two touchdowns, in the 31-14 victory over Bethune-Cookman.

Other Top Performers

Chris Andrews (QB/MSU) passed for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the 20-17 win over Delaware State.

Kyle Anthony (WR/HOW) made four catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Norfolk State.

Kyle Archie (LB/NSU) notched a season-high 11 tackles, two for a loss, against Howard.

Rashawn Barrett (LB/DSU) recorded eight tackles (five solo), including one sack, against Morgan State.

Elijah Bell (WR/NCAT) made three receptions for 50 yards, including a 30-yard over-the-shoulder reception, in the win over Hampton.

Malcolm Bell (QB/NCCU) totaled 325 yards of total offense, including two passing touchdowns and one rushing, in the win over Bethune-Cookman.

Jacque Bryant (FS/FAMU) caught an interception with less than four minutes left in the game to help seal the win over Savannah State.

Brandon Griffen (LB/MSU) notched seven solo tackles, including his first sack of the season, in the win over Delaware State.

Greg Hankerson (QB/NSU) passed for a career-high 366 yards, the most by a Spartan quarterback in four years. Threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns.

Brandon Parker (OL/NCAT) earned a 91-percent blocking grade, with three pancake blocks, in the win over Hampton.

Anthony Philyaw (RB/HOW) rushed for a game-high 115 yards on 22 carries, with one touchdown, in the win over Norfolk State.

Ryan Stanley (QB/FAMU) completed 21 passes, for 230 yards and one touchdown, in his first collegiate start, against Savannah State.

Lorenzo Suttles (LB/NCAT) led the Aggies with 10 tackles (seven solo) and recovered a fumble in the win over Hampton.

George Wahee (WR/NSU) tallied a career-high four receptions, for 97 yards and one touchdown, against Howard.

Mike Waters (RB/DSU) scored his first career touchdown and had 17 carries for a career-high 96 yards against Morgan State.

Courtesy: MEAC


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