MEAC announces student-athlete attendees for 2017 football media day

Twenty two athletes will be in Norfolk next Friday for MEAC Media Day.

Courtesy MEAC

NORFOLK, Va. – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has announced its list of student-athlete attendees for the 2017 MEAC Football Media Day and luncheon on Friday, July 28 at the Marriott Waterside Hotel.

Twenty-two student-athletes and head football coaches from the MEAC’s 11 football playing institutions will kick off the 2017 football season. ESPN college football analyst and former Howard University quarterback Jay Walker along with College Football Hall of Famer and former SC State head coach Willie Jeffries will serve as co-master of ceremonies for the second consecutive year.

A limited number of tickets are available to the public for the press luncheon and can be purchased by calling the MEAC Office at (757) 951-2055. Tickets are $30 per seat or $300 per table (10 persons) and must be purchased by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21 in order to obtain the special rate.

Media members may obtain a credential for the luncheon and/or one-on-one interviews by completing an application found on One-on-one interviews will begin promptly at9:00 a.m. followed by the luncheon at noon.

The 2017 MEAC football season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 26 as Florida A&M will host Texas Southern in a non-conference game.

South Carolina State will travel to Baton Rouge, La. to face Southern University in the 13th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, Sept. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Details and ticket information can be found on

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QB          Frank Brown (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
LB           Trenton Bridges (DeLand, Fla.)

Delaware State

RB          Brycen Alleyne (Wilmington, Del.)
LB           Brian Cavicante (Portsmouth, Va.)

Florida A&M

OL          Osman Aguilera (Miami, Fla.)
DL          Calvin Darville (Belle Glades, Fla.)


RB          Yahkee Johnson (Richmond, Va.)
LB           Steven Smith (Virginia Beach, Va.)


TE           Howard Warren (Hopewell. Va.)
RB          Anthony Philyaw (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Morgan State

QB          Elijah Staley (Marietta, Ga.)
DL          A.J. Agbelese (Lanham, Md.)

Norfolk State

WR         Marcus Taylor (Highland Springs, Va.)
DL          Chris Lee (Woodbridge, Va.)

North Carolina A&T State

OL          Brandon Parker (Kannapolis, N.C.)
DB          Zerius Lockhart (Auburn, Ala.)

North Carolina Central

RB          Ramone Simpson (Wilmington, N.C.)
DL          Antonio Brown (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Savannah State

QB          Tino Smith II (Carmel, Ind.)
LB           Mulik Simmons (Savannah, Ga.)

South Carolina State

QB          Dewann Ford, Jr. (Atlanta, Ga.)
LB           Darius Leonard (Lake View, S.C.)

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