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“INSIDE THE HBCU HUDDLE” - 2012 Dr. Cavil's HBCU All-American Teams Major & Mid-Major Division
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Onnidan's HBCUSports | “INSIDE THE HBCU HUDDLE” - 2012 Dr. Cavil's HBCU All-American Teams Major & Mid-Major Division

Executive Editor & Publisher, Dr. Kenyatta Cavil
Columnist, Demetrius Gatewood   Dr Cavils Top 10 Poll
                               
 
Dr. Cavil’s 2012 Major & Mid-Major Division HBCU Football Awards

HBCU COACH OF THE YEAR:

MAJOR DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR
Brian Jenkins, Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats
Coach Brian Jenkins led the Wildcats to an unblemished 8-0 MEAC record and 9-2 overall mark.  The Wildcats edged out Florida A&M in the annual Florida Classic to seal its perfect record and the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Division I (FCS) Championships.  The Wildcats finished the season as the only ranked HBCU program in the Sports Network FCS College Football Poll (25) at No. 22

MID-MAJOR DIVISION COACH OF THE YEAR
Connell Maynor, Winston-Salem State University Rams
Coach Connel Maynor led the Rams to a second consecutive unanimous No. 1 ranking in Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division Football Final Top 10 Poll Rankings, CIAA Football Championship, and NCAA Division II Championship Game Finalist (14-1), successfully transitioning the program from provisional NCAA Division I status to a Division II power, over the last three years, Coach Maynor is 35-4, including two NCAA semifinals game appearances and two NCAA Division I FCS wins during that period. The Rams finished the season as one of two ranked HBCU program in the AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll (25) at No. 2
 
HBCU PROGRAM OF THE YEAR:

MAJOR DIVISION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Tennessee State University Tigers
Coach Rod Reed led the Tigers to an 8-3 record, No. 1 ranking in Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Major Division Football Final Top 10 Poll Ranking, finish with three top five wins (3-0), wins  over Arkansas Pine Bluff (No. 2; Major Division), Bethune-Cookman (No. 3; Major Division), and Jackson State (No. 4; Major Division) as well as (4-0) record against HBCU competition includes defeating unranked Florida A&M, finished first in the conference in total defense, 361.64; pass efficiency defense, 115.01 (8th HBCU Major Division Competition)
*Minimum of three HBCU Major Division games

MID-MAJOR DIVISION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
Winston-Salem State University Rams
A perfect season against HBCU football competition, 9-0, (18-0 last two years) and second consecutive unanimous No. 1 ranking in Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division Football Final Top 10 poll ranking; while a chance at an undefeated season and a NCAA Division II Championship came to an end for the Winston-Salem State University Rams as they were defeated by Valdosta State Blazers, 35-7 in the NCAA Division II Championship Game in Florence, AL, the Rams became just the second HBCU program since Coach Billy Joe led the Central State Marauders in a loss to North Dakota State in 1983 to play for NCAA Division II Championship with a 14-1 (Most wins ever by a HBCU football program), surpassing their own 13-1 mark last season in 2011, and a 14-0 in conference play the last two season, with back-to-back CIAA Conference Championships
 
2012 Dr. Cavil’s Postseason HBCU Football Major Division (NCAA Division I FCS)  All-American Team

THE HBCU GRIDIRON LEGENDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MAJOR DIVISION)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
WR, Rico Richardson, (6'1", 190, Senior; Natchez, MS), Jackson State University
    
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LB, Keith Pough, (6'3", 235, Senior; Orangeburg, SC), Howard University

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
KR, (RB), Johnta' Hebert, (5'11", 195, Freshman; Baton Rouge, LA), Prairie View A&M University

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
RB, Isaiah Crowell, (5'11", 190, Sophomore; Columbus, GA), Alabama State University

THE HBCU GRIDIRON ALL-AMERICAN TEAM (MAJOR DIVISION)
OFFENSE
•    QB, Nick Elko, (6'2", 210, R Senior; Odenton, MD), Delaware State University
•    WR, Rico Richardson (6'1", 185, Senior; Natchez, MS), Jackson State University
•    WR, Xavier Boyce, (6'4", 220, R Senior; Virginia Beach, VA), Norfolk State University
•    RB, Trabis Ward, (5'10", 200, R Junior; Fort Lauderdale, FL), Tennessee State University
•    RB, Isaiah Crowell, (5'11", 190, Sophomore; Columbus, GA), Alabama State University
•    TE, A. C. Leonard, (6'4", 245, Sophomore; Jacksonville, FL), Tennessee State University
•    OT, Terron Armstead, 6'5", 320, Senior; Cahokia, IL), University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
•    OL Roger Gaines, (6'7", 320, R Senior; Goodlettsville, TN), Tennessee State University
•    C, Eugene Solomon, 6'4", 270, Senior; Savannah, GA), Bethune Cookman University
•    OL Terrance Hackney, (6'6", 310, Junior; Chapel Hill, NC), Bethune-Cookman University
•    OT Terren Jones (6'8", 305, Junior; Fort Walton Beach, FL), Alabama State University

DEFENSE
•    DL, Harold Love III, (6'3", 325, Senior; Portland, OR), Bethune Cookman University
•    DE, Brandon Thurmond, (6'2", 260, Senior; Augusta, GA), University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
•    DE, Joseph LeBeau, (6'1", 245, Junior; New Orleans, LA), Jackson State University
•    DT, Robert Simpson, (6'4", 255, Junior; Gulfport, MS), Mississippi Valley State University
•    LB, Bill Ross, (6'2", 240, Senior; Wetumpka, AL), University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
•    LB, Lynden Trail, (6'7", 250, R Sophomore;  Miami, FL), Norfolk State University
•    LB, Keith Pough, (6'2", 225, Junior; Orangeburg, SC), Howard University
•    DB, Qua Cox, (6'0", 185, R Junior; Tuskegee, AL), Jackson State University
•    CB, Steven Godbolt III, (6'1", 180, R Junior; Cross City, FL), Tennessee State University
•    CB, D’Vonte Graham, (5'9", 180, Junior; Tallahassee, FL), North Carolina A&T State University
•    FS, Kejuan Riley, (6'0", 180, Junior; Wetumpka, AL), Alabama State University
 
SPECIAL TEAMS
•    K, Jamin Godfrey, (6'0", 180, Junior; Englewood, TN), Tennessee State University
•    KR Arthur Goforth, (5'8", 171, Senior; Columbia, SC), North Carolina Central University
•    P, Bobby Wenzig, (6'2", 180, Junior; San Diego, CA), Alabama State University
•    PR Arthur Goforth, (5'8", 171, Senior; Columbia, SC), North Carolina Central University

 
2012 Dr. Cavil’s Postseason HBCU Football Mid-Major Division (NCAA Division II & NAIA Division I) All-American Team


THE HBCU GRIDIRON LEGENDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MID-MAJOR DIVISION)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
QB, Kameron Smith, (6'1", 187, R Senior; Garner, NC), Winston-Salem State University

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LB, Carlos Fields Jr, (6'2", 215, Senior; Henderson, NC), Winston-Salem State University

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
LB, Se’Cortney Gardner, (6'0", 165, Freshman; Prattville, AL), Clark-Atlanta University

THE HBCU ALL-AMERICAN TEAM (MID-MAJOR DIVISION)
OFFENSE
•    QB, Kameron Smith, (6'1", 187, R Senior; Garner, NC), Winston-Salem State University
•    RB, Derrick Washington, , (6'0", 215, Senior; Raymore, MO),Tuskegee University
•    RB Daronte McNeil, (6'3", 253, Senior; Elizabeth City, NC), Elizabeth City State University
•    TE Vance Lockett, (6'1", 225, Sophomore; Fulton City, KY),Kentucky State University
•    WR Tyron Laughinghouse, (6'2", 175, R Senior; Greenville, NC), St. Augustine’s University
•    WR Christopher Slaughter, (6'3", Senior; Fort Valley, GA), Fort Valley State University
•    OL, David Garbo, (6'4", Senior; Quitman, GA), Fort Valley State University
•    OL, Lester Jackson, (5'10", 210, Junior; Prichard, AL), Miles College
•    OL, Stedman Gardner, (6'4", 290, R Senior; Gastonia, NC), St. Augustine University
•    OL, Nathanial Hartung, (6'2", 380, Junior; Butler, PA), Winston-Salem State University

DEFENSE
•    DL Vanchard Goodridge, (6'2", 260, Senior; St. Petersburg, FL), Clark-Atlanta University
•    DL, Barry Trip, (6'0", 290, Senior; Snow Hill, NC), Winston-Salem State University
•    DL, Justin Blash, (6'5", 345, Senior; Alma, GA), Albany State University
•    DE, Carlos Ware, (6'3", 222, Senior; Cincinnati, OH), Kentucky State University
•    LB, Carlos Fields Jr., (6'2", 215, Senior; Henderson, NC),Winston-Salem State University
•    LB, William Buford, , (6'0", 190, Senior; Thomasville, AL), Tuskegee University
•    LB, Dajuan Williams, (6'0", Senior; Baxley, GA),  Fort Valley State University
•    DB, Leron Furr, (6'3", Junior; Columbus, GA), Fort Valley State University
•    DB, Justin Oliver, (6'1", 190, Senior; Pennsauken, NJ), Morehouse College
•    DB, Malcolm Rowe, (6'2", 200, Senior; Fayetteville, NC), Winston-Salem State University
•    DB, Andre Kates, (5'11", 200, Senior; Washington, DC), Virginia Union University

SPECIAL TEAMS
•    K, Kyle Jaski, (5'11", 209, Sophomore; Escondido, CA), Lincoln University
•    KR, (PR), Tyron Laughinghouse, (6'2", 175, R Senior; Greenville, NC), St. Augustine’s University
•    P, (K), Justin Rosenbaum, (6'2", Senior; Owosso, MI), Fort Valley State University
•    PR, (KR), Darnell Evans, (5'8", 181, R Junior; Madison, NJ), Shaw University

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