N.C. Central, N.C. A&T headline All-MEAC

(STATS) - That MEAC champion North Carolina Central and runner-up North Carolina A&T overflowed with talented players this season was evident in the conference's postseason honors that were announced Monday.

Each team had seven first-team selections - more than twice as many as the next-closest team. In addition, North Carolina Central's Jerry Mack was named the MEAC coach of the year, while North Carolina A&T's Elijah Bell was chosen as the rookie of the year and Brandon Parker the offensive lineman of the year.

Adding in the All-MEAC second and third teams, N.C. Central had 17 overall selections and A&T 14. The champion Eagles (9-2) went 8-0 in conference play to qualify for the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl on Dec. 17, while A&T (9-3) went 7-1 in conference play en route to gaining an at-large bid in the FCS playoffs.

The MEAC offensive and defensive players of the year will be announced Dec. 6 at the National Football Foundation's annual awards dinner in New York.

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MEAC POSTSEASON AWARDS=

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - TBA, Dec. 6

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - TBA, Dec. 6

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Elijah Bell, WR, North Carolina A&T

COACH OF THE YEAR - Jerry Mack, North Carolina Central

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN OF THE YEAR - Brandon Parker, LT, North Carolina A&T

ALL-MEAC FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB - Malcom Bell, North Carolina Central, R-Sr.

RB - Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T, Sr.

RB - Anthony Philyaw, Howard, R-Jr.

WR - Rashawn Proctor, Hampton, Sr.

WR - LaVontis Smith, North Carolina Central Sr.

TE - Leroy Hill, North Carolina A&T, R-So.

C - Carl Jones, North Carolina Central, R-Sr.

OL - Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T, R-Jr.

OL - Wes Cole, North Carolina A&T, Sr.

OL - Tarrance Wells, North Carolina Central, Sr.

OL - Toree Boyd, Howard, Sr.

DEFENSE

DL - Marquis Ragland, North Carolina A&T, R-Sr.

DL - Angelo Keyes, North Carolina A&T, R-Sr.

DL - Marquis Smith, Savannah State, Sr.

DL - Frederick Henry-Ajudua, North Carolina Central, Sr.

LB - Darius Leonard, South Carolina State, R-Jr.

LB - Dayshawn Taylor, South Carolina State, R-Jr.

LB - Jeremy Taylor, North Carolina A&T, Jr.

DB - Jacques Bryant, Florida A&M, So.

DB - Diquan Richardson, Bethune-Cookman, Jr.

DB - Phillip Henry, South Carolina State, R-Sr.

DB - Mike Jones, North Carolina Central, R-Jr.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK - Cameron Marouf, Norfolk State, Sr.

P - John Barron, Savannah State, Sr.

RS - Mike Jones, North Carolina Central, R-Jr.

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