Stivers Named Offensive Lineman While Hamilton Tabbed as Top Defensive Back
September 7, 2009
HAMPTON, VA - Two members of the Elizabeth City State University football team have been named CIAA Players of the Week at their respective positions as released by the conference office Monday morning.
Seniors Dylan Stivers and Justin Hamilton, who were both named to the 2009 Pre-Season All-CIAA Team, have been named Offensive Lineman and Defensive Back of the Week.
Dylan Stivers blocked for a line that gained only positive yardage in Saturday's 51-10 win over Johnson C. Smith. For the second week in a row the Vikings amassed over 400 yards of total offense (429 yard on 55 plays); 170 yards on the ground and 259 through the air while allowing no sacks on Saturday. ECSU was also 3-for-4 in the red zone.
Justin Hamilton, a two-time All-CIAA honoree, had 5 tackles (4 solo, 1 assisted), 1 tackle for a loss of 13 yards, 2 forced fumbles and a blocked punt which he recovered in the Golden Bulls' end zone for a touchdown. The blocked punt and recovery also credited him with a punt return for 24 yards.
ECSU (1-1) will host their first home game this Saturday when they welcome Tusculum College to Roebuck Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 pm. For more information on ECSU Athletics, visit www.ecsuvikings.com.