MEAC Announces Weekly Football Honors, presented by Coca-Cola

NORFOLK, Va. - Sept. 13, 2021Norfolk State quarterback Juwan Carter was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola, the conference announced today. South Carolina State defensive back Decobie Durant was named Defensive Player of the Week and Delaware State’s Sy’Veon Wilkerson was named Rookie of the Week. Norfolk State’s Jalen Powell was named Offensive Lineman of the Week, and picking up Specialist of the Week honors was North Carolina Central’s Juan Velarde.  
Carter (QB, 6-0, 175, r-Sr., Richmond, Va.) tossed two touchdowns and passed for 195 yards in the Spartans’ contest against Wake Forest, while also rushing nine times for 37 yards to amass 232 yards of total offense as Norfolk State scored its second-highest point total ever against an FBS opponent.
Durant (DB, 5-11, 175, Gr., Lamar, S.C.) recorded two interceptions against Clemson, including a diving grab near midfield in the fourth quarter that was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.
Wilkerson (RB, 5-9, 205, Fr., Chicago, Ill.) rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown against Georgetown, averaging 5.2 yards per carry.
Powell (LG, 6-3, 280, r-Sr., Temple Hills, Md.) graded out at 95 percent against Wake Forest, registering four pancake blocks and yielding no sacks for a Spartans offense that racked up 336 total yards.
Velarde (P, 5-10, 180, Fr., Anderson, S.C.) averaged 43.8 yards per punt, recording three punts of more than 50 yards, including a long of 54 yards. He had one kick inside the 20-yard line.

Other Top Performers
Kamari Jackson (Delaware State) had 12 tackles (11 solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss against Georgetown.
Aaron Walker (Howard) had eight tackles (seven solo) against Maryland.
Neil Boudreau (Morgan State) had three touchdown passes and 184 yards passing against Tulane.
Jae’Veyon Morton (Morgan State) had eight tackles (seven solo) and an interception against Tulane.
Da’Quan Felton (Norfolk State) had six catches for 66 yards against Wake Forest.
Cole Williams (North Carolina Central) racked up 16 tackles and two pass breakups against Marshall.
Kendrell Flowers (South Carolina State) rushed for 53 yards on 11 carries against Clemson.
Dyson Roberts (South Carolina State) hit a 27-yard field goal against Clemson and averaged 40.9 yards per punt.
Chris Simon (South Carolina State) graded out at 88 percent with two pancake blocks against Clemson.
Will Vereen (South Carolina State) caught four passes for 96 yards against Clemson.