FAYETTEVILLE STATE FOOTBALL RECEIVES NINE ALL-CIAA ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE 2016 SEASON

Nov. 8, 2016

Charlotte, NC -- Fayetteville State University had nine student-athletes to receive 2016 All-CIAA Football Team honors this season. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in conjunction with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association announced the 2016 All-CIAA First, Second and Honorable Mention teams on Tuesday, November 8th.

Senior defensive back Eric Henderson II (Charlotte, NC) received the only All-CIAA First Team nod for the Broncos. Sophomore wide receiver Gedari Liverman (Elizabeth City, NC), redshirt freshman running back Stevie Green (Washington, NC), sophomore place kicker David Lamb (Pineville, NC), and senior defensive back Brian Walker (Charlotte, NC) all earned All-CIAA Second Team accolades.

Freshman offensive lineman Kion Smith (Lumberton, NC), senior defensive lineman James York (Detroit, MI), senior defensive back Travis Scales (Southern Pines, NC), sophomore punter Matthew Trau (Montross, VA) and Walker as a kick returner received All-CIAA Honorable Mention.


 

 

Henderson had the second most tackles for FSU with 53 tackles, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, a pass deflection, and a pass breakup. He played in all 10 games and had 32 solo. Liverman led the Broncos in receptions (44) and receiving yards (419) with one touchdown.

Stevie Green had the second best rushing season in terms of yardage all-time. He eclipsed the mark of 1,100 yard set in 1975 by James Godwin with 1,150 yards off 219 carries with six touchdowns. Green finished second in the CIAA in yards and averaged 115 yards per game. In addition to all-conference honors, Green has been named the CIAA Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Lamb connected on 66.7% (12-18) of his field goals and 82.6% (19-23) of his extra point attempts this season. He also had four touchbacks and led the team in scoring with 55 points. Walker compiled 25 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, nine pass deflections, and seven pass breakups on the year. He also had 11 kickoff returns for 373 yards and two scores, including a season-long 99 yard return.

Fayetteville State had 1,627 yards rushing and 1,298 yards passing for a total of 2,925 yards of offense. Smith provided a cornerstone of protection at the left tackle position as a true freshman. York tallied 35 tackles, two interceptions, 1.5 sacks, and two pass deflections.

Scales led the Broncos with a team-high 70 tackles (38 solo), a sack, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup, and a pass deflection. Trau handled all of the punting duties this season with nine punts of 50 yards or more, 15 punts downed inside the 20 yard line, 11 fair catches, and three touchbacks.

Amir Hall (Bowie State), Bryant Frazier (Virginia State), and Will Johnson (Winston-Salem State) highlight the teams as the conference’s most outstanding players.

Bowie State University’s redshirt freshman quarterback, Amir Hall, has earned Offensive Player of the Year. Hall leads the CIAA in several passing categories including completions (161) and attempts (259) and ranks second in yards per game (305.1). Out of the ten-week regular season, he earned four Quarterback of the Week and one Rookie of the Week honors. Hall led his Bulldogs team to a Northern Division Title and will appear in the 2016 CIAA Football Championship.

CIAA Defensive Player of the Year has been awarded to Bryant Frazier, senior defensive lineman at Virginia State University. Frazier finished the season ranked second in the conference with 10 sacks for 48 yards. He tallied 29 total tackles, including 22 solo tackles.

Will Johnson, Winston-Salem State University senior punter/kicker, has been named Special Teams Player of the Year. Johnson scored 68 points for the Rams this season, completing 11-20 (55%) field goal and 35-37 (95%) extra point attempts. Johnson and the Rams have secured the Southern Division Title and will compete in the 2016 CIAA Football Championship.

On Saturday, November 12 the Rams of Winston-Salem State will take on the Bulldogs of Bowie State for the 2016 CIAA Football Championship title. The contest, a repeat of last year’s championship between the Rams and Bulldogs, will kick off at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Stadium in Salem, Virginia. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster. The game will broadcast live via the ASPiRE TV Network.

All-CIAA First Team

Tight End

Victor Tabbs, Elizabeth City State

Offensive Linemen

Jac’que Polite, Winston-Salem State

Victor Tamba, Bowie State

Daris Johnson, Bowie State

Abraham Garcia, Virginia Union

Justin Nestor, Bowie State

Wide Receivers

Nyme Manns, Bowie State

Lavatiae Kelly, Virginia Union

Quarterback

Amir Hall, Bowie State

Running Backs

Trenton Cannon, Virginia State

William Stanback, Virginia Union

Kick Returner

Lavatiae Kelly, Virginia Union

Place Kicker

Will Johnson, Winston-Salem State

Defensive Linemen

Bryant Frazier, Virginia State

Jarrell Bright, Winston-Salem State

Dominique Hannibal, Shaw

Miles Pace, Virginia Union

Linebackers

Geo Feggins, Virginia State

Kevaugn Townsend, Bowie State

Brandon Lynch, Virginia State

Defensive Backs

Carlo Thomas, Johnson C. Smith

Eric Henderson II, Fayetteville State

Rahman Kamara, Bowie State

Malcolm Cherry, Elizabeth City State

Punt Returner

Lavatiae Kelly, Virginia Union

Punter

Will Johnson, Winston-Salem State

 

All-CIAA Second Team

Tight End

Jordan Garrison, Bowie State

Offensive Linemen

Terry Johnson, Virginia State

Tim Samuels, Winston-Salem State

Brian Wells, Elizabeth City State

Jahmil Haley, Virginia State

Donald Boone, Chowan

Wide Receivers

Tyrone Carter, Chowan

Gedari Liverman, Fayetteville State

Quarterback

Randall Dixon, Chowan

Running Backs

Stevie Green, Fayetteville State

Te-Vaughn Hurse, Winston-Salem State

Kick Returner

Braxton Gambrell, Johnson C. Smith

Place Kicker

David Lamb, Fayetteville State

Defensive Linemen

Sean Copeland, Bowie State

Nate Wyche, Chowan

Amyl Smith, Winston-Salem State

Tyler Bembry, Chowan

Linebackers

Keelan Jones, Shaw

Devon Hunt, Shaw

Demetrius Newberry, Chowan

Defensive Backs

Brian Walker, Fayetteville State

Rodeshawn Joseph, Virginia Union

Deion Miller, Lincoln (Pa.)

Vincenté Stafford, Chowan

Punt Returner

Bruce Parker, Jr., Shaw

Punter

Matias Lambrecht, Johnson C. Smith

 

All-CIAA Honorable Mention

Tight End

Demeeko Jones, Winston-Salem State

Offensive Linemen

Diontae Jordan, Bowie State

Kion Smith, Fayetteville State

Shamdu Nalls, Virginia Union

Josh Wormley, Winston-Salem State

Raqwon Niles, Johnson C. Smith

Wide Receivers

Brandon Britton, Bowie State

Ryan Nolan, Chowan

Quarterback

Daquan Neal, Elizabeth City State

Running Backs

Robert Chesson, Bowie State

Kerrion Moore, Winston-Salem State

Kick Returner

Brian Walker, Fayetteville State

Place Kicker

Gene Carson, Bowie State

Defensive Linemen

Venson Jones, Jr., Shaw

Jerrell Timmons, Elizabeth City State

James York, Fayetteville State

Solomon Bassett, Lincoln (Pa.)

Linebackers

James Bernard, Winston-Salem State

Miacah Cooper, Elizabeth City State

David Francis, Johnson C. Smith

Defensive Backs

Travis Scales, Fayetteville State

Aaron Matthews, Chowan

Cameron Sullivan, Winston-Salem State

Basir Wright, Johnson C. Smith

Punt Returner

Canard Brown, Winston-Salem State

Punter

Matthew Trau, Fayetteville State

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