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Monday, November 5, 2012

CURTIS PUMPHREY AND ANTOINE YOUNG SELECTED TO ALL-CIAA ROOKE TEAM ... PUMPHREY TOP ROOKIE DEFENSIVE PLAYER


BOWIE STATE’S CURTIS PUMPHREY NAMED CIAA DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

HAMPTON, VA – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association released today the 2012 All-CIAA Rookie Team for football with players representing all twelve CIAA institutions. Livingstone College’s Drew Powell (Upper Marlboro, MD) and Bowie State’s Curtis Pumphrey (Forestville, MD) headline this year’s team as Offensive and Defensive Rookie’s of the Year respectively. The team is voted on annually by the CIAA Sports Information Directors’ Association.

Powell was voted as the CIAA Offensive Rookie of the Year after holding down the quarterback position for the Blue Bears this season. Powell completed 197 of 349 pass attempts (56.4%, 2322 yds.) and had connected for 18 touchdowns. He ranks 4th in the CIAA in yardage per game (258) and 5th in the CIAA in passing touchdowns (18).

The Bulldogs’ Pumphrey led his squad at the cornerback position. Pumphrey has picked six interceptions, topping the chart for the CIAA, and logged 58 tackles (40 solo, 18 assisted) and is also responsible for 12 pass breakups and two tackles for loss of four yards.

The Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year will be formally recognized at the CIAA Football Championship Luncheon, scheduled for this Friday, Nov. 9 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel, 12:00 noon.

CIAA ALL-ROOKIE OFFENSIVE TEAM
15           Ryan Nolan (CU)               WR         5-11       170         Chester, VA                        SSPE
12           Antonio Huff (ECSU)       WR         5-9          150         Washington, DC                Accounting
34           Andre Montgomery (FSU)  RB           6-0          220         Goldsboro, NC                 Business Administration
2              Fred Scott (JCSU               WR         5-7          145         Stone Mountain, GA      Undecided
2              Drew Powell (LC)             QB          6-3          235         Upper Marlboro, MD     Sports Management
24           Roderick Davenport (SAU) TB           6-1          200         Orangeburg, SC                Business Administration
38           Marquise Grizzle (SU)    RB           5-7          165         Camden, NC                       Physical Education
80           Ja'von Smallwood (VSU)    WR         6-2          175         Virginia Beach, VA           Sports Management
34           Lamont Britt (VSU)          RB           5-10      205         Norfolk, VA                        Health & Physical Recreation
79           Ronnie Ransome (VSU) C             6-1          285         Ettrick, VA                           Sociology
7              Kenneth Graham (VUU)    QB          6-0          173         Fort Lauderdale, FL         Accounting

CIAA ALL-ROOKIE DEFENSIVE TEAM
             Antoine Young (BSU)     LB           5-11       225         Capital Heights, MD      Communications
7              Curtis Pumphrey (BSU) CB           5-8          155         Forestville, MD                                 Communications
89           Alex Noboa (CU)              K/P        5-11       180         Deltona, FL                         Criminal Justice
37           Brandon Whitaker (CU) S             5-10       185         Ayden, MD                         Sport Management
48           Marquel Gathers (FSU) LB           5-11       240         Smithfield, NC                   Undecided
7              Brion Robinson (LUPA)  S             5-10       205         Bowie, MD                          Undecided
24           Jacob Lockley (LUPA)     DB          6-1          170         Philadelphia, PA               Undecided
31           Kenneth Miller (SAU)     CB           5-9          165         Dothan, AL                          Sport Management
19           Darion Thomas (VSU)     FS           6-0          175         Virginia Beach, VA           Computer Science
26           Devonte Piggott (VSU)  CB           5-10       185         Woodbridge, VA              Engineering
21           Matthew Browning (WSSU)  DB          5-10       190         Charlotte, NC                     Exercise Science

2012 CIAA Offensive Rookie of the Year                               2012 CIAA Defensive Rookie of the Year
Drew Powell - Livingstone College                                            Curtis Pumphrey – Bowie State University

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