NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman quarterback Larry Brihm, Jr. was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. North Carolina Central’s Davanta Reynolds was named the Defensive Player of the Week while North Carolina A&T State’s Brandon Parker received Offensive Lineman of the Week honors. Howard’s Caylin Newton was tabbed MEAC and STATS FCS National Rookie of the Week while Savannah State kick returner JaMichael Baldwin is the Specialist of the Week.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LARRY BRIHM, Jr.
5-11, 209, R-Sr.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.
Brihm threw for a season- and career-high matching 354 yards and a career-high five touchdowns as Bethune-Cookman defeated Morgan State 41-28 on Saturday. He found eight different receivers on 23-of-30 passing and tied a school record for touchdown passes in a single game with five.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Reynolds came through in the clutch for the NCCU defense with two, fourth quarter interceptions in the 14-6 win over Hampton as his second interception preserved the victory with 37 seconds remaining. He also recorded one sack with four tackles.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Parker graded out at 89 percent and recorded six pancake blocks as North Carolina A&T State finished with 497 yards of total offense in the win at Norfolk State. Parker did not allow a sack or penalty while producing 61 positive plays.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
5-11, 195, Fr.
Newton piled up 435 yards of total offense and combined for four touchdowns in Howard’s win over Florida A&M this past weekend. The Atlanta, Ga. native rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries while also passing for 294 yards and three touchdowns.
SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Baldwin totaled 235 return yards in Savannah State’s win over Delaware State on Saturday. He finished with a kickoff return for a touchdown and totaled 169 yards on kick returns while averaging 22 yards per punt return with a long of 40 yards.