Name: Markus Lawrence Position: OL School: Winston-Salem State
Height: 6-4 Weight: 290 Class: Sr Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Comments: Markus Lawrence helped guide the #2 Rams to 577 yards of offense, including 276 rushing yards in WSSU’s 58-0 Homecoming blowout win on Saturday.
RECEIVER (Wideouts/Tight Ends)
Name: Gary Langston Position: WR School: Elizabeth City State
Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 Class: Jr Hometown: Portsmouth, VA
Comments: In the Vikings’ 47-21 Homecoming win over Chowan, Langston had a career day and the best outing by a wide receiver since 2008. He finished the day with five receptions for 241 yards and three touchdowns. His touchdown catches went for 85 yards, 78 yards and 22 yard as the Viking seized first place in the CIAA North.
Name: Kameron Smith School: Winston-Salem State
Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Class: R-Sr Hometown: Garner, NC
Comments: Kameron Smith continued his red hot passing, finishing the afternoon going 16 of 24 for 276 yards and seven touchdowns in WSSU’s 58-0 Homecoming blowout win on Saturday. The seven touchdown passes set a new single game mark for Winston-Salem State University.
OFFENSIVE BACK (Running back/Halfback/Fullback/Tailback)
Name: Donnie Owens Position: DT School: Winston-Salem State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 295 Class: Jr Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Comments: Donnie Owens continues to shine and be a workhorse for the WSSU defensive unit, as he finished with eight tackles, one tackle for a loss and one quarterback hurry in WSSU’s 58-0 Homecoming blowout win on Saturday.
Name: Michael Williams Position: Linebacker School: Elizabeth City State
Height: 6-3 Weight: 230 Class: Sr Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Comments: Williams had his best game in a Viking uniform in Saturday’s 47-21 Homecoming win over Chowan. He led the team with a game high 13 tackles (eight solo, five assisted) including a sack for a loss of six yards, two forced fumbles and two quarterback hurries.
Name: Nigel Rios Position: Cornerback School: Elizabeth City State
Height: 5-9 Weight: 170 Class: Jr Hometown: Washington, DC
Comments: In Saturday’s win over the Hawks, Rios finished with nine tackles (eight solo, one assisted) including two tackles for a loss of nine yards, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. He gave the Vikings the lead for good in the first quarter of their 47-21 win over Chowan with a 54 yard fumble returned for a touchdown.
Name: Roderick Davenport Position: TB School: St. Augustine’s
Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 Class: Fr. Hometown: Orangeburg, SC
Comments: Davenport scored on a one-yard run in a 34-28 3 OT win over Fayetteville State. The touchdown was his ninth of the season which ties him for third in the conference.
Name: Darnell Evans Position: CB/PR/KR School: Shaw
Height: 5-9 Weight: 181 Class: Jr. Hometown: Madison, NJ
Comments: Darnell Evans continues to dazzle for the Bears. He led Shaw with 125 all purpose yards in their loss to Johnson C. Smith Saturday afternoon. His critical play was a fourth-quarter kickoff return which he took for 90 yards and a touchdown. It was his second touchdown of the day – he also intercepted a pass and returned it for 35 yards for a touchdown.
Name: Connell Maynor School: Winston-Salem State University
Comments: WSSU head coach Connell Maynor, guided his #2 ranked Rams to a 58-0 win over Livingstone College on Homecoming 2012. The Rams exploded for 577 yards of offense, while holding the Blue Bears to just 182 on the afternoon.
General Notes of Interest:
- St. Aug is 2-0 in homecoming games on campus at the George Williams Athletic Complex.
- Dedrick Anderson eclipsed his previous single game rushing high of 167 yards with a 185 yard rushing performance against Shaw.
- James Stallons set the Shaw season record for passing yardage. Through eight games this season, he has 2,277 yards. The previous record, set in 2005, was 2,105 yards by Jermonty Kimbrough.
- Gary Langston’s 241 receiving yards was the most for a Viking in a game since 2008 when Dexter Manley had 203 yard versus Chowan University (August 30th)
- Kameron Smith’s seven touchdown passes set a new single game mark for Winston-Salem State University.