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Winston-Salem State, Bowie State lead in All-CIAA Honors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 8, 2016) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association releases the 2016 All-CIAA First, Second, and Honorable Mention Football Teams.
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. He completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 3,248 yards for 27 yards. He ran for 230 yards and eight touchdowns.Out of the ten-week regular season, the Bowie native earned 4 Quarterback of the Week and 1 Rookie of the Week honors. Hall led his Bulldogs team to a Northern Division Title and will appear in the 2016 CIAA Football Championship. He is one of 11 Bowie State players named to either first, second or Honorable Mention All-CIAA teams. 
CIAA Defensive Player of the Year has been awarded to Bryant Frazier, senior defensive lineman at Virginia State University. Frazier racked up a CIAA-high 13.5 sacks and 47 tackles. The Glen Allen, Virginia native earned CIAA Defensive Lineman of the Week on two occasions this season. He is one of five VSU players on the list. 
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. He stood back to punt 43 times for 1,638 yards, holding the opposing returner within the 20-yard marker 9 times. Johnson and the Rams have secured the Southern Division Title and will compete in the 2016 CIAA Football Championship. He is one of 13 WSSU players on the list. 
Winston-Salem State will take on Bowie State for the 2016 CIAA Football Championship title on Sat., Nov. 12. 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 throughTicketmaster. 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 ReturnerBraxton 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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