Nov. 9, 2011
HAMPTON, Va. - The future appears bright for the Fayetteville State Broncos football program.
The Broncos landed three players on the CIAA All-Rookie team, the league office announced on Wednesday, the second-most in the conference.
Quarterback Chauncey Concepcion, who took over as the starter midway through the season and led the Broncos to a 4-2 record in games in which he took the majority of the snaps, joined linebacker Steven Moore and safety Kwamere Bailey as All-Rookie selections.
Concepcion (Charlotte, N.C.) finished the season passing for a team-high 799 yards to go with five touchdowns. He also ranked second on the team in rushing, with 336 yards. Concepcion was named as the league's Rookie of the Week in Week 10.
Moore (Chapel Hill, N.C.) was one of the most devastating defenders in the CIAA this season, racking up 36 tackles, including a team-high 12.5 tackles for loss, which ranked fifth in the CIAA. He also led the Broncos with 5.5 sacks and had a 37-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Bailey (Manteo, N.C.) matured quickly in the Broncos' secondary, finishing with 31 tackles for a team that ranked among the league's best in pass defense efficiency. He added a 70-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and also had a forced fumble this season.
Johnson C. Smith quarterback Keahn Wallace and St. Augustine's outside linebacker Antonio Stewart were named as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.
Wallace, who led the CIAA in total offense, finished the season completing more than 58 percent of his passes in throwing for 1,946 yards and 16 touchdowns. Averaging an additional 48.4 yards per game running the ball to go with five rushing touchdowns, Wallace averaged 264.7 yards of total offense per game, leading the category by more than 23 yards. Wallace, who started all nine games he played, was named as the CIAA Rookie of the Week three times this season.
Stewart finished the season with 55 total tackles for St. Augustine's, starting seven of the nine games in which he appeared. He added 1.0 tackle for loss, an interception, two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry. Stewart ranked third on the Falcons in total tackles, coming up with a team-high 12 tackles against Fayetteville State on Oct. 1.
The Rookies of the Year and the CIAA All-Rookie team will be formally recognized at the CIAA Football Championship Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Durham Convention Center. This event begins at noon and is by invitation only.
2011 CIAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Keith Brown Bowie State RB Temple Hills, MD
Chauncey Concepcion Fayetteville State QB Charlotte, NC
Doug Cook Lincoln QB Dania Beach, Fla.
Malik Cross Shaw PR/WR Fort Washington, MD
Kendall Jefferson Bowie State RB Temple Hills, MD
Michael Lima St. Augustine's PK Miami, FL
Terrance Malone Virginia Union RB Newport News, VA
Daniel Mammah Lincoln OL Lansing, Mich.
Terry Anderson Livingstone KR
Ruben Velazquez St. Augustine's OG Rock Hill, SC
Keahn Wallace Johnson C. Smith QB Homestead, FL
Kwamere Bailey Fayetteville State FS Manteo, NC
Justin Beatty Elizabeth City State DB Charlotte, NC
Carlton Butts Saint Augustine's OLB Thomasville, GA
John'ta Cooper Saint Augustine's CB Cairo, GA
Paul Jones Virginia Union P Victoria, Australia
Steven Moore Fayetteville State LB Chapel Hill, NC
Desi Savage Saint Augustine's MLB Birmingham, AL
Antonio Stewart Saint Augustine's MLB Ellenwood, GA
Alejandro Suarez Winston-Salem State K Liberty, NC
Teddy Warren Elizabeth City State DE High Point, NC
Julius Williams Elizabeth City State LB Albemarle, NC
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Keahn Wallace Johnson C. Smith
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Antonio Stewart Saint Augustine's