THREE VIKINGS EARN CIAA FOOTBALL HONORS

Oct. 24, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced its Players of the Week for the week of Oct. 17-23, Monday afternoon.

The conference office officials named Elizabeth City State University’s head football coach Earnest Wilson as Coach of the Week, Daquan Neal as Quarterback of the Week, and Tremayne Sweat as Defensive Lineman of the Week.

Wilson led his Vikings (4-4 overall, 3-2 conference play) to a 41-21 victory over Chowan University Saturday afternoon at Roebuck Stadium. Elizabeth City State is now in a four-way tie with Bowie State University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Union University for first in the CIAA Northern Division.

Neal’s play at quarterback helped ignite over 400 total offensive yards for ECSU; 210 of which was his passing and 52 yards rushing. He accounted for four touchdowns (three passing/one rushing).

Sweat’s ability to find the ball and attack the opposing offense helped him capture his accolade for the week. He tallied five tackles in the win. Two and a half went for a loss of eleven yards, one and a half was sacks that tallied 10 yards, and an interception; which he returned for 14-yards.

Elizabeth City State returns to action Saturday, Oct. 29 when they play host to Virginia Union University in Roebuck Stadium for its Homecoming. Kick off is slated for 1:30 p.m.