| Anthony Franklin, a big-time FB
enthusiast and the brother/cousin of the many Franklins who
have played/are playing in The Pub or in college, is now presenting
weekly college honors and tidbits.
Thanks for adding this to the website repertoire, Ant! Very nice!
If you want to drop Anthony a line, his e-mail address is
And click here for his 11th annual list of City Guys in College Football.
The season is now complete for all our Philly guys
have completed playoff and bowl games. So I'd like to personally thank all
those who have sent me encouraging emails about the weekly list. With so
many of our guys participating in not only D1 but D2 and D3 football its
hard to give everyone Player of the Week when so many guys are having great
games week in and week out. It's been my pleasure going through box scores,
news clippings, and school websites following all of our local guys. With
that being said here are my end of the year awards..
Overall MVP: Arizona State Junior WR Jaelen Strong (West Catholic) posted 82 receptions for 1165 yards & 10 TDs while guiding Arizona State to a 10-3 record. In addition to being named to the 1st team All Pac 12 he has also been named a 2nd team all American via Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, Sporting News and ESPN.com while being named a Biletnikoff semifinalist.
Rookie of the Year: IUP Freshman WR/RS Walter Pegues in his first collegiate season earned 1st Team All PSAC West Honors as a Return Specialist by posting a 19.4 yard per return average on 11 punts including a 96 yard punt return for a TD and 24.6 yards per return on kick off returns. He also led the team in total all purpose yards tallying 607 receiving (4 tds), 590 on kickoff returns, 213 on punt returns (1 TD) and 56 on rushes.
Offensive Player of the Year: Delaware Valley College Senior WR Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough) who finished his collegiate career in grand style catching 80 passes for 1707 yards and 19 TDs helping the Aggies earn a home playoff NCAA game and finish the season at 9-2.
Defensive Player of the Year: Kutztown Senior DB English "Buddy" Peay (Washington) completed his collegiate career by posting 61 tackles, 16 passes broken up & 1 interception. He finished his career at Kutztown as the all time leader in passes defended/broken up with 52 and just 7 shy of the PSAC record held by former Northeast/Shippensburg star Brent Grimes who currently starts and stars for the NFL's Miami Dolphins.
1st Team Offense
QB: Sr. Sean McCartney (Wood/West Chester)
QB: Sr. Aaron Wilmer (Washington/Delaware Valley College)
RB: Jr. Cedric Madden (Malvern/Dickinson)
RB: Sr. Rob Holloman (West Catholic/Central Connecticut)
WR: So. Will Fuller (Roman/Notre Dame)
WR: Jr. Jaelen Strong (West Catholic/Arizona State)
WR: Sr. Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough/Delaware Valley College)
OT: Sr. Seth Betancourt (SJP/Boston College)
OG: Sr. Jake Zuzek (West Catholic/Navy)
OC: Sr. Andrew Edouard (Overbrook/Bethune Cookman)
OG: James Colivas (Bonner/West Chester)
OT: Jordan Morgan (Germantown/Kutztown)
TE: Sr. Steven Jones (La Salle/East Stroudsburg)
MP: Fr. Walter Pegues (Central/IUP)
K/P: Sr. Michael Bennett (LaSalle/Widener)
1st Team Defense All-Stars
DE: Jr. Eric Condron (Judge/Kutztown)
DT: So. Shaquil Ryder (Imhotep/West Chester)
DT: Sr. Josh Garnett (Bok/Millersville)
DE: Jr. Jihad Ward (Bok/Illinois)
LB: Sr. Zaire "Bam" Anderson (Frankford/Nebraska)
LB: Sr. Mike Labor (SJP/West Chester)
LB: Jr. Eric Medes (SJP/Harvard)
LB: Jr. Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy/John Hopkins)
LB: Sr. Kevin Burns (West Catholic/Widener)
CB: Al-Hajj Shabazz (Bartram/West Chester)
CB: Sr. English "Buddy" Peay (Washington/Kutztown)
S: Sr. Will Parks (Germantown/Arizona)
S: Sr. Ibraheim Campbell (SCHA/Northwestern)
CB: So. Daryl Worley (Penn Charter/West Virginia)
2nd Team Offense All-Stars
QB: Jr. Matt Magarity (LaSalle/Franklin Marshall)
QB: Jr. Sean Quarterman (Bonner-Prendie/Millersville)
RB: So. Desmon Peoples (Wood/Rutgers)
RB: Fr. David Williams (Imhotep/South Carolina)
RB: Jr. Tim Wade (La Salle/Susquehanna)
WR: Eric Brundidge (Northeast/West Chester)
WR: Bruce Mapp (West Catholic/Coastal Carolina)
TE: So. Aaron Allison (Frankford/Bloomsburg)
OL: Jr. Josh Wallace (Northeast/Delaware Valley)
OL: Jr. Ryan Geiger (La Salle/Bloomsburg)
OL: Sr. Michael Glashen (Washington/Cheyney)
OL: Sr. Ken Milano (Judge/Susquehanna)
OL: Sr. Antoine Bland (Gratz/West Chester)
OL: Sr. Matt Williams (O'Hara/James Madison)
MP: Fr. Armani Fuller-Williams (Mastery North/Delaware Valley)
MP: Fr. Vincent Moffett (SJP/Franklin Marshall)
K/P: Fr. Ryan Winslow (La Salle/Pittsburgh)
2nd Team Defense All-Stars
DL: Jr. Deion Barnes (Northeast/Penn State)
DL: So. Jon Naji (La Salle/Franklin Marshall)
DL: Jr. Keith Jenkins (Prep Charter/Delaware Valley)
DL: So. Joseph Bryant (Olney/Cheyney)
DL: So. Heleiance Gates (Delaware Valley/Morgan State)
LB: So. Matt Galambos (Haverford/Pittsburgh)
LB: So. Tim Rafter (SJP/Ursinus)
LB: Fr. Zaire Franklin (LaSalle/Syracuse)
LB: Sr. Martin "Nico" Henry (McDevitt/Southern)
LB: Sr. Erik Klein (Episcopal/Salve Regina)
LB: Sr. Matt Conroy (McDevitt/Salve Regina)
DB: Jr. Donovan Morris (Washington/Bloomsburg)
DB: Jr. Kyle Adkins (Wood/Ursinus)
DB: So. Chris Morgan (Haverford/Colgate)
DB: Jr. Teron Dobbs (Carroll/East Stroudsburg)
DB: Jr. Matt Smalley (Judge/Lafayette)
DB: Jr. Brian Dones (Chestnut Hill/Trinity)
Congrats to the 2 underclassmen Deion Barnes and Jaelen Strong, who both have decided to forgo their senior seasons and have officially announced they are declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft. Maybe both of you guys will be selected by our hometown Eagles :)
I will be offering a spring football Roundup at the conclusion of spring ball along with some info on our pro hopefuls who are currently in training for all star games, combines and pro-days.... As always feel free to send me an email on ways I can improve my reports or if you feel I omitted anyone. All feedback is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for reading my reports see everyone in a few months....
(Technical problems delayed the posting of this report; thanks for understanding)
D1A Newcomer of the Week: Syracuse Freshman LB Zaire Franklin (LaSalle) recorded 2 tackles while also breaking up 2 passes helping the Cuse knock off Central Michigan 40-3
D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Arizona State Junior WR Jaelen Strong (West Catholic) recorded 6 receptions for 77 yards and a TD in a 38-24 win over Colorado
D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Penn State Junior DE Deion Barnes (Northeast) recorded 2 tackles and a key sack while also recording 2 QB hurries in PSU's road win over Rutgers 13-10
D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Colgate Sophomore DB Chris Morgan (Haverford) recorded 8 tackles in a narrow defeat at Delaware 28-25
D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Central Connecticut State Senior RB Rob Hollomon rushed 22 times for 74 yards, caught 3 passes for 20 yards and returned 4 kickoffs for 79 yards in a 7-21 defeat at The Holy Cross.
D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: William & Mary Senior DL Stephen Sinnott (LaSalle) recorded 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 29-14 win over Norfolk State
D2 Newcomer of the Week: Cheyney Sophomore LB Brian Givens (West Philadelphia) recorded 5 tackles in a 0-48 loss to Gannon.
D2 Offensive Player of the Week: East Stroudsburg Senior TE Steven Jones (La Salle) grabbed 4 receptions for 101 yards in a 56-24 loss at Slippery Rock.
D2 Defensive Player of the Week: Kutztown Senior DB English Peay (Washington) recorded 4 tackles and grabbed an interception in KU's 44-7 upset over ranked IUP.
D3 Newcomer of the Week: NONE
D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Dickinson Senior RB Cedric Madden (SCH Academy) rushed 22 times for 115 yards in a 35-38 defeat at Juniata.
D3 Defensive Player of the Week: John Hopkins Junior LB Keith Corliss (Germantown Academy) recorded 10 tackles in a 27-20 win over Susquehanna.
D1A Newcomer of the Week: Pittsburgh Freshman Punter Ryan Winslow (LaSalle) booted 5 balls for an average of 42 yards with a long of 48 while placing 1 inside the 20 and recording a touch back in a 30-20 conference win over Boston College.
D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Notre Dame Sophomore WR Will Fuller (Roman) grabbed 9 balls for 89 yards and a TD in the final ND/Michigan rivalry game helping ND shut out the Big Blue 30-0.
D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Southern California Senior FS Gerald Bowman (Imhotep) recorded 10 tackles in helping USC upset #13 Stanford on the road 13-10.
D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Towson Freshman CB Alfonso Augustine (Washington) recorded 4 tackles in a 0-54 setback at D1A West Virginia.
D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: James Madison OL Matt Williams anchored an OL that paved the way for JMU to gain over 600 yards of total offense in a 31-28 win at Lehigh.
D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Lafayette Junior LB Darren Wright(McDevitt) recorded 5 tackles and 1 sack in a 27-14 setback at Sacred Heart.
D2 Newcomer of the Week: Indiana (PA) Freshman WR Walt Pegues (Central) in his first collegiate game caught 3 passes for 25 yards and 1 TD in IUPs 44-19 win over St. Augustine (NC)
D2 Offensive Player of the Week: West Chester Senior WR Eric Brundidge (Northeast) grabbed 3 balls for 65 yards and a TD in WCU’s 35-30 win at New Haven.
D2 Defensive Player of the Week: West Chester Senior Al Hajj Shabazz (Bartram) recorded 4 tackles, blocked a kick and picked off a pass to help WCU knock off New Haven on the road.
D3 Newcomer of the Week: Franklin & Marshall Freshman RB Vincent Moffett returned a kickoff for 15 yards and aided on special teams recording 2 tackles helping F&M squeak by Lebanon Valley 28-21.
D3 Offensive Player of the Week: Delaware Valley College Senior WR Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough) grabbed 11 balls for 216 yards and a TD
D3 Defensive Player of the Week: Ursinus Kyle Adkins (Wood) recorded 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 Forced fumble and 1 Pass breakup in a 47-7 win over TCNJ.
D1A Newcomer of the Week: UMASS Freshman RB TJ Blyden (O’Hara) rushed 9 times for 43 yards in a 7-30 defeat to rival Boston College.
D1A Offensive Player of the Week: Arizona State Sophomore WR Jalen Strong (West Catholic) recorded 10 receptions for 146 yards in a 45-14 win over Weber State
D1A Defensive Player of the Week: Northwestern Senior S Ibraheim Campbell (SCHA) recorded 11 tackles while grabbing an interception in a 24-31 loss at California.
D1AA Newcomer of the Week: Maine Freshman DB Najee Goode (Imhotep) recorded 4 tackles helping the Bears suffocate Norfolk State 10-6.
D1AA Offensive Player of the Week: Coastal Carolina Sophomore WR Bruce Mapp (West Catholic) pulled in 10 receptions for 108 yards and 1 TD in a 31-16 win over The Citadel.
D1AA Defensive Player of the Week: Morgan State Sophomore DE Heleiance Gates (Delaware Valley) recorded 7 tackles and 1 sack in a 28-31 setback at D1A Eastern Michigan.