NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 9, 2019 – Norfolk State quarterback Juwan Carter was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced today. South Carolina State’s Roderick Perry was named Defensive of the Week and Norfolk State freshman Kevin Johnson was selected as Rookie of the Week. Earning Offensive Linemen of the Week honors for the second week in a row was South Carolina State’s Alex Taylorand picking up Specialist of the Week honors was South Carolina State’s Dillon Bredesen.
Carter (QB, 6-0, 175, Jr., Richmond, Va.) matched his career high with four touchdown passes, with three coming in the first half. Carter accounted for 233 yards of total offense in just three quarters of work against Virginia State. He finished the game 11-for-21 with 203 yards passing and he ran the ball four times for 30 yards.
Perry (DL, 6-2, 300, r-Jr., Raleigh, N.C.) led the charge for a South Carolina State defense that limited Lane College to under 181 yards of total offense and forced four fumbles. Perry recorded five total tackles with three tackles for a loss of 13 yards and a sack for nine yards in the Bulldogs’ 34-0 win.
Johnson (RB, 6-0, 170, Fr., Suffolk, Va.) recorded 82 all-purpose yards on nine touches and recorded his first career touchdown in the Spartans’ win over Virginia State. He also caught two passes for 38 yards and had seven carries for 44 yards in his home debut for Norfolk State.
Taylor (OL, 6-9, 310, Sr., Moncks Corner, S.C.) graded out at 95 percent and spearheaded a Bulldog squad that amassed over 390 yards of total offense. He didn’t yield any sacks and recorded five pancake blocks and no penalties in the Bulldogs win over Lane College.
Bredesen (K, 5-10, 160, So., Cantonment, Fla.) connected on field goals of 27 and 23 yards for the Bulldogs. He had seven kickoffs for 372 total yards, averaging 53.1 yards per kick in South Carolina State’s win over Lane College.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
Kyle Anthony (HOW) had 10 receptions for 146 yards with three touchdowns for the Bison against Youngstown State.
Quinton Williams (HOW) was 5-for-5 with 40 yards passing along with his first career touchdown.
Kenneth Kirby (NSU) helped pave the way for Norfolk State to score 44 points and rack up 430 yards of total offense against Virginia State.
Josh Nardone (NSU) was perfect on his six kicks on Saturday, making all five of his extra point tries and connecting on a 29-yard field goal.
Corey Fields (SCSU) led a Bulldogs offense that amasses over 390 yards of total offense, going 10-for-21 with 172 yards passing in his first collegiate start.