NORFOLK, Va., – South Carolina State sophomore defensive lineman Patrick Godbolt was named MEAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week and freshman kicker Gavyn Zimmerman was named Specialist of the Week, presented by Coca-Cola the league announced.
Godbolt (DL, 6-3, 235, r-So., Blythewood, S.C.) had nine tackles, all solo, in South Carolina State’s 15-12 win over Howard this past Saturday – including four tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble.
Zimmerman (K, 5-11, 130, Fr., Sumter, S.C.) connected on a pair of field goals (30 and 31 yards, respectively) to lead South Carolina State to a 15-12 win over Howard.
Other earning honors were, Norfolk State running back J.J. Davis was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Week and North Carolina Central linebacker Noah Rainbow-Douglas was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week, along with Godbolt. Norfolk State’s Justin Redd was named Offensive Lineman of the Week, respectfully.
Other Top Performers
Christian White (Howard) had 11 tackles (nine solo) against South Carolina State, including two for loss.
Chris Anthony (Morgan State) had four pancake blocks and graded out at 96 percent in a 20-14 win over Delaware State.
Torricelli Simpkins III (North Carolina Central) racked up seven pancake blocks in helping the Eagles record 334 yards of total offense.
Juan Velarde (North Carolina Central) averaged 41.2 yards per punt, including a season long of 58 yards and two punts inside the 20 against Norfolk State.
Octavean Minter (South Carolina State) had three tackles, including one for loss, against Howard.