SIX BRONCOS AMONG THE CIAA ELITE

FSUBRONCOSDOTCOM Congratulations to all the Broncos for their recognition and efforts in the 2007 season<i>{photo taken by Rick French}<i>
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Congratulations to all the Broncos for their recognition and efforts in the 2007 season{photo taken by Rick French}
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Nov. 6, 2007

Hampton, VA - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) released the 2007 CIAA All-Conference Football Team Monday, November 5th and Fayetteville State University had six players named to the conference elite team.

The Broncos had four players named to the first team and two players to the second team. Selected on the offensive side of the ball, receiving first team honors, were 6-2, 288 pounds senior offensive guard Garry Battle, a criminal justice major from Hope Mills, NC and Eric Lamoureux, a 6-0, 180 senior place kicker from Roxbury, NH and geography major.

Lamoureux was also selected to the defensive second team as a punter. Joining his teammate as a member of the second team was freshman Darren Obaji, a 6-2, 225, tight end from Wendell, NC. Obaji is a banking and finance major. Selected to the defensive team were seniors Geron Harper, a 6-4, 240 linebacker from Mayesville, NC and Andre Dunn, a 6-1, 240 defensive end and a native of Knightdale, NC. Also receiving second team defensive honor was Jeff Gowdy, a 5-11, free safety who hails from Jacksonville, NC, majoring in mathematics. All six players played key roles in the Bronco's drive to capture the Western Division title and a potential berth in the CIAA Championship game.

Harper is ranked 25th in the conference in total tackles averaging 4.0 per game, 8th in tackles for losses (13-25) and second in forced fumbles, averaging .038 per game. Dunn was another workhorse for the Broncos. He is ranked 17th in total tackles (5.0 per game) and 7th tackles for losses (14-51). Battle's run blocking and pass protection was instrumental in the Broncos' three-game winning streak that came up one game short of capturing the Western Division crown.

 

 

Gowdy, tied the school record for interceptions (single game) with his three interceptions against Shaw University, is fourth in the conference in interceptions, averaging .40 per game. Lamoureux is ranked in six CIAA categories. He is second in punting (38.4 ypg), sixth in total scoring (5.3 ppg), first in kick scoring (5.3 ppg), second in field-goals (10-16), and first in field-goal percentage (62.5%). He established a new record for Broncos' kickers, converting 23 consecutive point-after-touchdowns (PAT's).

2007 CIAA All-Conference 1st Team

Offense

Garry Battle SR G 6-2 288 Hope Mills, NC
Eric Lamoureux SR K 6-0 180 Roxbury, NH

Defense

Andre Dunn SR DE 6-1 240 Knightdale, NC
Geron Harper SR LB 6-4 240 Mayesville, NC

2007 CIAA All-Conference 2nd Team

Offense

Eric Lamoureux SR K 6-0 180 Roxbury, NH
Darren Obaji FR TE 6-2 225 Wendell, NC

Defense

Jeff Gowdy JR FS 5-11 180 Jacksonville, NC

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