NORFOLK, Va. – Savannah State quarterback TJ Bell was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. North Carolina Central linebacker Reggie Hunter was named Defensive Player of the Week.

North Carolina A&T State’s Elijah Bell earned Rookie of the Week honors, while North Carolina Central’s Carl Jones received Offensive Lineman of the Week honors. Mike Jones, of North Carolina Central, was selected as the Specialist of the Week.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

TJ Bell
Savannah State
QB
6-3, 180, Fr.
Louisville, Ga.
Bell scored all four of the Tigers’ touchdowns in their 31-14 win over Norfolk State. He completed 15-of-28 passes (53.6 percent) for 159 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. The Louisville, Ga. native also rushed for a game-high 149 yards and one touchdown.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Reggie Hunter
North Carolina Central
LB
6-0, 225, R-Jr.
Henderson, N.C.
Hunter recorded a game-high seven tackles (five solo), including one tackle for a loss, in the 38-19 win at Delaware State. He intercepted a pass before halftime and returned it for a 19-yard touchdown. That was Hunter’s first collegiate pick-six.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Elijah Bell
North Carolina A&T State
WR
6-2, 210, Fr.
Charleston, W.Va.
Bell caught three passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the 30-20 win over South Carolina State. His second touchdown was a nine-yard catch in the fourth quarter that gave the Aggies a 23-20 lead over the Bulldogs.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK

Carl Jones
North Carolina Central
C
6-2, 285, R-Sr.
Nashville, Tenn.
Jones earned a 94-percent grade on his blocking assignments, with seven pancake blocks, no penalties and no sacks allowed, as NCCU finished with 469 yards of total offense. He also helped in pass protection, as the Eagles completed 18-of-32 passes, with two touchdowns, in the win over Delaware State.

SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK

Mike Jones
North Carolina Central
PR     5-10, 190, R-Jr.
Baltimore, Md.
Jones returned a 90-yard punt for a touchdown in the win at Delaware State. His return was the second-longest punt return in NCCU history.

Other Top Performers

Malcolm Bell (QB/NCCU) moved to fourth on the Eagles’ career passing list after throwing for 223 yards and two touchdowns, in the win at Delaware State.

Larry Brihm, Jr. (QB/B-CU) completed a game-high 16 passes, for 235 yards and one touchdown, in the 41-10 win at Morgan State.

Brian Cavicante (LB/DSU) tied a career-high 13 tackles against North Carolina Central.

Maleek Henderson (TE/NCCU) caught three passes for 54 yards in the win over Delaware State.

Uriel Hernandez (PK/B-CU) went 2-for-2 in field goals and 5-for-5 in extra points in the win at Morgan State.

Cameron Marouf (PK/NSU) went 2-for-2 in field goals to break NSU’s career record of 34 completed field goals.

Dazzie Morris (OL/B-CU) earned a 94-percent blocking grade, with three pancake blocks, in the win over Morgan State.

Lamar Raynard (RB/NCAT) threw the game-winning nine-yard touchdown pass against South Carolina State.

Aris Scott (WR/DSU) recorded five receptions for a season-best 128 yards, with two touchdowns, against North Carolina Central.

Marquis Smith (DE/SSU) registered a team-high nine tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 18 yards, in the win over Norfolk State.

Jeremy Taylor (LB/NCAT) led the Aggies with 12 tackles and two pass break ups in the win over South Carolina State.

Kevin Thompson (DL/B-CU) notched a season-best 3.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards, with two quarterback sacks, in the win over Morgan State.

Akevious Williams (QB/B-CU) scored his first collegiate passing touchdown in the win at Morgan State.

Courtesy: MEAC



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