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MEAC Grid Stars
Hampton's freshman running back Alonzo Coleman picked up Rookie of the Year honors, while his teammate, Patrick Cheatham was named the MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year. North Carolina A&T head coach George Small earned Coach of the Year honors.
This marks the second straight season that Bethune-Cookman produced the leagues' offensive and defensive players of the year. Last year, Suber and former teammate RaShean Mathis were the recipients of the two awards.
Suber, the preseason favorite, was named the MEAC player of the week three times this season. Suber led the MEAC in total offense, averaging 212.5 yards per game. He currently has 4,950 passing yards (15th all-time in MEAC) and 2,875 rushing yards (8th all-time in MEAC). Suber is a finalist for the coveted Walter Payton Award given to the top I-AA football player in the nation.
Baggs, a Buck Buchanan Award finalist, leads division I-AA and set a division record with 35 tackles for losses. He averages 3.00 tackles for losses per game. Baggs is also fifth nationally in sacks averaging 1.14 (14.5 total sacks). On November 15 Baggs became the Wildcats' all-time sack leader with 36.5 sacks, eclipsing the previous mark of 34 set in 1997. He currently has 37 sacks.
Coleman burst into the Hampton lineup as a starter midway through the season. He led the MEAC in scoring and is currently seventh nationally, averaging 9.8 points per game. He has a league-leading 18 touchdowns for a total of 108 points. Named MEAC rookie of the week four times this season, Coleman had four games this season where he scored three touchdowns and six games where he scored at least two.
An All-MEAC preseason pick, Cheatham was a two-time MEAC offensive lineman of the week pick this season. He led a Hampton offensive line that cleared the way for Hampton's 26 rushing touchdowns, 18 by teammate Coleman.
Small, in his first season as A&T's head coach, led the Aggies to a 6-1 record in league play and the team's first MEAC Championship since 1999. The Aggies' 10-2 regular season record is the team's first 10-win season since 1999 and only the second 10-win season in the school's 80-year history.
The MEAC All-Conference First and Second Teams were also announced, as selected by
the MEAC's head coaches and sports information
WR - Tavarus Morgan, So., SCSU
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