NORFOLK, Va., – Bethune-Cookman quarterback Akevious Williams has been named MEAC Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. South Carolina State’s Tyrell Goodwin is the Defensive Player of the Week and Norfolk State freshman Kevin Johnson has been selected as Rookie of the Week. Earning Offensive Lineman of the Week honors is South Carolina State’s Alex Taylor and picking up Specialist of the Week honors is Florida A&M’s Chris Faddoul.
Williams (QB, 6-2, 188, r-Sr., Madison County, Fla.) finished with a career-high 24 completions on 36 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s win over Norfolk State. He also carried the ball 14 times for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Goodwin (DL, 6-0, 265, Sr., Columbia, S.C.) led the Bulldogs defense with seven total tackles in a 24-10 win over Morgan State on Saturday. He was a force in the backfield, racking up four tackles for a loss of 22 yards and three sacks for a loss of 19 yards.
Johnson (RB, 6-0, 170, Fr., Suffolk, Va.) rushed 18 times for 97 yards and a touchdown, and also caught four passes for 81 yards and another touchdown against Bethune-Cookman. He finished with career highs in all-purpose yards (178), carries (18), receptions (4) and receiving yards (81).
Taylor (OL, 6-9, 310, Sr., Palm Coast, Fla.) graded out at 94 percent and spearheaded a Bulldogs offense that amassed 333 yards of total offense, including 198 yards rushing. He didn’t yield any sacks and recorded four pancake blocks with no penalties in the win over Morgan State.
Faddoul (P, 5-11, 210, Jr., Wesley Chapel, Fla.) punted the ball just four times for 193 yards, averaging 48.2 yards per punt with one touchback and two kicks landing inside the 20-yard line. He also booted a 72-yard punt in the first quarter in the Rattlers’ overtime win against North Carolina A&T State.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
Marquis Ford (B-CU) finished the game with 2.5 tackles for a loss of 17 yards and 1.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards and a blocked field goal against Norfolk State.
Xavier McDonald (B-CU) made field goals of 23, 25 and 28 yards in the second half to help the Wildcats stay perfect in MEAC play.
Corahn Alleyne (DSU) had two receptions for 89 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown catch against Merrimack.
Bryant Dallas (DSU) carried the ball 13 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns, which were both career highs for the Hornets.
Terry Jefferson (FAMU) led the defensive unit for the Rattlers with a game-high 11 tackles, including five solo stops.
Xavier Smith (FAMU) caught five passes for 106 yards and a touchdown against North Carolina A&T State.
Rico Kennedy (MSU) collected a game-high 12 tackles, including nine solo tackles in the loss at South Carolina State.
Cliff Benjamin, Jr. (SCSU) posted eight punts for 333 yards, averaging 41.6 yards per punt with two inside the 20 and one touchback against Morgan State.
LaBron Morris (SCSU) led the Bulldogs in rushing with 125 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown against Morgan State.