NORFOLK, Va., (October 18, 2021) – South Carolina State quarterback Corey Fields, Jr. was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week, while defensive lineman Patrick Godbolt was named Defensive Player of the Week and senior Zafir Kelly was named Specialist of the Week presented by Coca-Cola, the conference announced today.
Fields (QB, 6-0, 185, r-So., Summerville, S.C.) threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 37-14 Homecoming win over Morgan State this past Saturday – including a 54-yard strike to Shaquan Davis in the second quarter. Fields also rushed six times for 26 yards.
Godbolt (DL, 6-3, 235, So., Blythewood, S.C.) racked up three tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries against Morgan State, while also forcing and recovering a fumble. In addition, he blocked a Morgan State field goal in the second quarter that turned into a 90-yard return touchdown.
Kelly (DB, 6-1, 170, Sr., Columbia, S.C.) returned a blocked field goal 90 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Bulldogs’ win over Morgan State.
Others earning honors were Norfolk State’s Colby Byrd was named Offensive Lineman of the Week, respectively.
Other Top Performers
Juwan Carter (Norfolk State) threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score in the Spartans’ Homecoming win over Virginia University of Lynchburg.
Chris Myers (Norfolk State) had seven total tackles, a sack and a pass breakup against Virginia University of Lynchburg.