NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 5, 2022 – North Carolina Central quarterback Davius Richard was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference announced today. The Eagles’ Khalil Baker was named Defensive Player of the Week, while North Carolina Central linebacker Jayden Flaker was named Rookie of the Week and Specialist of the Week. North Carolina Central’s Corey Bullock was named Offensive Lineman of the Week.
Richard (QB, 6-3, 215, Jr., Belle Glade, Fla.) accounted for all four Eagle touchdowns in the Duke’s Mayo Classic, a 28-13 win over rival North Carolina A&T State (the Eagles’ first win over the Aggies since 2016). Richard was 21-for-33 for 213 yards and two scores in the air, while also running for 54 yards on 13 carries and a pair of touchdowns.
Baker (DB, 6-0, 185, Jr., Winston-Salem, N.C.) recorded five tackles against North Carolina A&T State, and he had a pass breakup and an interception to help the Eagles keep the Aggies scoreless in the second half of the Duke’s Mayo Classic.
Flaker (LB, 6-2, 215, Fr., Scarborough, Maine) recorded three tackles on special teams and blocked a punt that set up a momentum-changing touchdown drive at the end of the first half in the Eagles’ win over North Carolina A&T State.
Bullock (OL, 6-4, 315, Jr., Accokeek, Md.) played in three different line positions over 66 offensive snaps against the Aggies, recording four pancake blocks while not giving up a sack or committing a penalty and grading out at a team-best 87 percent.
Other Top Performers
Matt Noll (Delaware State) averaged 49.3 yards over three punts against Lincoln (Pa.), including a 60-yarder.
Brooks Parker (Delaware State) had nine tackles (six solo) in a shutout win over Lincoln (Pa.) – the Hornets’ first shutout victory since 2007.
Christian Brown (Howard) recorded his first career interception as a Bison against Hampton.
Quinton Williams (Howard) tied his career high with four touchdown passes in a loss to Hampton.
Alfonzo Graham (Morgan State) rushed for 106 yards on 14 carries against Georgia Southern.
Jordan Toles (Morgan State) returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter against Georgia Southern.
Jeblonski Green (South Carolina State) recovered a fumble and returned it 80 yards against Central Florida.