By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: September 13, 2006
NEW YORK — Here are BASN’s Black College Football players of the week for games through Saturday, September 9.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QB Vashon Winton, Delaware State: The sophomore had a near perfect game as he completed 12-of-13 passes for 222 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, with no interceptions in DSU’s win over St. Francis. His 92.3 completion % was also a career-high and set a school record for completion percentage (10 or more completions). He had TD passes of 21, 46, 48 and 13 yards. This is the second 200-yard passing game of Winton’s career.
QB Sherard Ellis, Lane College: The sophomore provided 315 yards of total offense in the Dragons’ win over Morehouse. He completed 12 of 20 passes for 267 yards and 2 TDs while rushing 8 times for 48 yds and 3 more TDs.
RB Martell Mallet, Arkansas Pine-Bluff: The sophomore had 30 carries for 229 yards and three touchdowns as the Golden Lions defeated Alcorn State 42-14. He had a long of 56 yards while averaging 7.6 yards per carry. He scored on runs of 2, 1, and 6 yards.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
OL Eric Martinear, Lane College: The freshman anchored an offensive line that helped set a school-record 489 yards (195 rushing, 294 passing) in total offense on 51 plays with no sacks.
C Nick Richmond, Delaware State: The freshman helped clear the way for the Hornets to pile up 325 rushing yards and 562 total yards of offense, their most team total yards since 1996. Richmond graded out at 94% from his coaches, without yielding a sack. He also had three pancake blocks.
OT Sam Funches, N.C. Central: The senior was a key blocker as NCCU amassed 372 yards of total offense, including 323 yards passing, during the Eagles’ 38-16 win over Lenoir-Rhyne.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LB Justin Durant, Hampton: The senior spearheaded a Pirate defense that held Howard scoreless through all but the final three minutes of the game. Durant recorded a team-high 10 tackles, seven of which were solo stops. He also recovered a fumble and had one pass breakup that he nearly intercepted. This is the 13th game of Durant’s career with 10 or more tackles.
LB Jonathan Malveaux, Southern: The sophomore had 11 total tackles (seven solo) along with one tackle for loss and one sack as Southern downed Mississippi Valley State 31-14.
DL Alton Pettway, Albany State: The senior recorded 11 tackles (8 solo), 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and QB hurry in Golden Rams first win of the season.
SPECIAL TEAMER OF THE WEEK
K Jeremy Licea, Alabama A&M: The freshman went 3-for-4 on PATs and nailed a 20-yard field goal (first career field goal) in overtime to lift the Bulldogs to a 30-27 win over Grambling State.
K Andrew Paterini, Hampton: The senior accounted for 16 of the Pirates 46 points vs. Howard, as he connected on 4-of-4 field goals and 4-of-5 on extra point attempts. He made field goals of 27, 34, 26 and 22 yards, bringing his career total to 49 FGs and tying his school record of four field goals in a game.
K Tim Manuel, Grambling State: Against Alabama A&M, the junior was 2-for-2 in field goal attempts (25 & 41 yards) with the latter tying the game as time expired. Also went 3-for-3 on point after touchdowns (PAT) attempts while averaging 46.5 yards on four punts with a lone of 67 yards.