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Media Information/Bears Quick Facts ............ 1 Shaw University Information .......................... 2 Interim President Dr. Dorothy Yancy .............. 3 Interim Athletic Director Marcus Clarke ......... 4 Head Coach Darrell Asberry............................ 5 The Bears Coaching Staff ................................ 6 2009 Shaw Football Honor Roll ...................... 9 2009 Season Preview .................................... 10 Alphabetical Roster....................................... 12 Numerical Roster .......................................... 14 Returning Players.......................................... 14 2010 Opponents ........................................... 17 2009 Season in Review ................................. 22 2009 Statistics ............................................... 33 National and Conference Rankings .............. 27 Shaw University Record Book ....................... 38 Season-by-Season Results ........................... 40

Media Information Credentials: Requests for media credentials should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the game date/kickoff. They will be left at the main gate, or can be picked up in advance at 125 East South Street. NO CREDENTIALS WILL BE ISSUED ON GAME DAY. Press Area: The press box is restricted to working media and others whose duties entail the use of the press area. No one will be seated without proper credentials. Pre-game notes, depth charts, game programs, and halftime statistics will be provided in the press area. (Post-game protocols are still being developed -- further information will be disseminated on game day.) Photography and Video: Working photo and video credentials are available to accredited media if requested in advance. Photographers and videographers may shoot along the sidelines and endlines. Photo/video credentials will ONLY be issued to working media or those contracted by Shaw University or the opponent.

Bears Quick Facts Location: Raleigh, NC 27601 Founded: 1865 Enrollment: 2,440 Nickname: Bears School Colors: Maroon and White Affiliation: NCAA – Division II Conference: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc. Interim President: Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy Alma Mater: Atlanta University Home Facility: Southeast Raleigh High School Athletic Website: Interim Athletic Director: Marcus Clarke Athletic Trainer: Roger Pfister Assistant Trainer: Sean Burton Training Room Phone: (919) 546-8222 Head Coach: Darrell Asberry Alma Mater (Year): Jackson State University (1994) Record at School (Years): 27-16 (Three Seasons) Career Record (Years): Same Football Office Phone: (919) 743-5703 Best Time to Reach Coach: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Coordinator of Sports Information: Sherri Fillingham Office Phone: (919) 546-8250 Fax: (919) 546-8444 E-mail: Cell Phone: (919) 623-9494 Mailing Address: 118 East South Street Raleigh, NC 27612

First Year of NCAA Football: 1912 (NOTE: Stopped playing football in 1979, football reinstated in 2003) All-Time Bowl/Playoff Record: 1 – 1 Years in Post Season Play: 2 Last Post Season Appearance: 2007 vs. Delta State Result: Lost 45 - 7 Record Since 2003: 49 – 24

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Shaw University … Celebrating Excellence Since 1865

Shaw University, founded in 1865, is the oldest Historically Black College or University in the South. Shaw is a private co-educational liberal arts institution affiliated with the Baptist Church. Shaw University is an institution of firsts. Estey Hall was the first building erected to house and educate African American women. Its former Leonard School of Medicine was the first four -year medical school to train black doctors and pharmacists in the South. Today, the primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with a commitment to maintaining excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills. Two colleges, one school, and ten departments employ 120 faculty members to serve approximately 2,500 students by providing a variety of academic offerings that are geared toward today’s employment market. The University offers 30 undergraduate majors and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Four of its academic programs also have national accreditation. The Shaw Divinity School is one of only a handful of divinity schools in the state of North Carolina to earn full accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States. The kinesiotherapy program is accredited by the American Kinesiotherapy Association and the athletic training program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

The teacher education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The latter program is also approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The University’s science program attracts funding from major donors interested in increasing the number of minority students in scientific research. In addition to its emphasis on teaching, Shaw University stresses character development, which includes religious, cultural, social, and ethical values. Shaw University also reaches out to non-traditional college students through its College of Adult and Professional Education. These centers, located throughout North Carolina, offer evening and weekend classes to adults and working professionals. Sites are located across the state from Asheville to Rocky Mount/ Ahoskie. In 1960, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was founded at a conference held at Shaw by Ella Baker. This year, Shaw celebrates 50 years of the SNCC by continuing its role of producing young men and women who understand and can therefore take an active role in the wide variety of issues facing the world today.


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She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and social science from Johnson C. Smith University, a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Ph.D. in political science from Atlanta University (Georgia), with further study at the University of Singapore, Hampton University, Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago), Northwestern University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Yancy earned certificates in management development from Harvard University and she is listed as an arbitrator with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services and the American Arbitration Association. She also is a Special Magistrate with the Florida Public Employee Relations Commission. During her tenure as president of Johnson C. Smith University, Dr. Yancy completed two significant capital campaigns which garnered a total of $145.3 million. Under her leadership the University endowment more than tripled from $14 million to $53 million. For these achievements, she has been heralded as one of the best fundraisers nationally.

In 2000, Johnson C. Smith University became the first HBCU “Laptop” university, issuing IBM Thinkpads to all of its students. Prior to this historic feat, she led the University during a three-year period of strategic planning in technology and faculty/staff development, resulting in an integrated approach to a liberal arts higher education. As a result of her leadership, the University was ranked in 2001 by Yahoo Internet Life Magazine as one of the Top 50 most wired small colleges in the nation. In 2007 JCSU was ranked in the top ten of HBCUs by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Yancy has earned the respect of the higher education community throughout her career. She served as a professor of history, technology and society and in the School of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) from 1972-1994. At Georgia Tech, she was the first African American to be promoted and tenured as a full professor. She also served as associate director of the School of Social Sciences. Previously she taught at several institutions including Albany State University, Hampton University, Evanston Township High School, and Barat College, where she was the director of the Afro-American Studies Program. Dr. Yancy was the first American to lecture at the Academy of Public Administration and Social Studies of the Small Hural in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, in 1991.

Interim President Dorothy Cowser Yancy

Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy, a native of Alabama, has joined the Shaw University family as interim president. Dr. Yancy served as the twelfth president of Johnson C. Smith University and was the first female elected to hold that post. In keeping with this standard, Dr. Yancy will now become the first woman to serve as President of the prestigious Shaw University.

In scholarship, as well as leadership, Dr. Yancy has excelled. She has published over 40 articles and labor arbitration cases in academic journals as “Dorothy Bolden, Organizer of Domestic Workers; She was Born Poor and She Would Not Bow Down,” Sage, “Public Sector Bargaining in the South: A Case Study of Atlanta and Memphis,” Industrial Relations Association Proceedings, “William Edward Burghardt Dubois – Atlanta Years: The Human Side – A Study Based upon Oral Sources,” The Journal of Negro History, and several articles in Black Women in America: A Historical Encyclopedia.


Interim Athletic Director Marcus Clarke

As the 2009-10 academic year approached, Marcus Clarke was preparing to begin his second year as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Shaw University. But things change, and his title and duties changed drastically as he was named Interim Athletic Director. “It certainly was a bit of a surprise, and it was definitely a challenge, but everyone came together and, all in all, this first year was a success,” said Clarke. In his first year, the Bears brought home both the men’s and women’s CIAA Tennis trophies, and dozens of Bears were named all conference in their various sports. Even more satisfying to Clarke, though, was the performance of numerous Bears in the classroom. Thirty-five Bears earned spots on the 2009-2010 All-Academic Team. The men’s tennis team captured the trophy for the highest GPA among tennis teams in the CIAA. And the academic year ended with the announcement of the CIAA Commissioner’s Team which recognizes the highest performers in the classroom and on the playing field. Nominees had to have a 3.5 GPA and been a star on their teams. Three Shaw athletes - Lolia Kienka, Milos Stankovic, and Kalada Kienka - were named to the Commissioner’s first team. “We took three of ten spots on the Commissioner’s first team, and those athletes were selected from 11 conference schools and 16 sports,” Clarke said. “I think that says a great deal about our programs.”

ance in 2002, and has overseen that area since. He will continue those duties as he assumes the additional responsibilities of the head of the Department of Athletics. But wearing multiple hats is nothing new for Clarke. A 1990 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Clarke began his career in athletics in 1992 as Head Athletic Trainer at Virginia Union. While still serving as Head Athletic Trainer, Clarke was named Head Track and Field and Cross Country coach at Virginia Union in 1996. And in 2001, while still holding those titles, he was named Virginia Union’s Compliance Coordinator. The many hats have led to a number of high points. In 2001, he was recognized as the CIAA Women’s Track Coach of the Year. In 1996, he served as the athletic trainer for the British Virgin Islands Olympic team. The team had only a handful of athletes in two sports track and field and sailing. Clarke dealt only with the track athletes. As a compliance director and athletic trainer, he has been part of 20 CIAA championship teams. “I’ve been fortunate,” Clarke said. “I’ve had the chance to do a number of things, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of a lot of successful teams and programs.” Clarke also currently serves as the President of the CIAA Compliance Director's Association. Prior to going to college, Clarke served three years in the U.S. Army. When not working, Clarke enjoys researching his family’s genealogy, hiking, and spending time with his family: wife Sabrina, daughter Marissa (age 13), and son Maurice (age 9).

Clarke started at Shaw as the Director of Compli-


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Asberry assumed the helm of the Shaw program in 2006. In 2007, Shaw University led Division II in total defense. In 2008, Shaw led Division II in rushing defense, total defense, sacks, and tackles for a loss. The team finished third in the nation in pass efficiency defense and third down defense. In 2008, the Bears led the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in scoring offense, touchdowns scored, total offense, total defense, rushing defense, passing offense, field goals made, kick return touchdowns, third down conversions, and sacks.

as Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receivers and Quarterbacks Coach at Albany State (1997-98). He returned to his alma mater, Jackson State University, in 1999 as the Running Backs coach before being promoted to Offensive Coordinator in 2000. In 2001, JSU led NCAA D-1AA in passing yards, and in 2002 they led the nation in total offensive yards. In 2003, he took the position as Offensive Coordinator for Coahoma Community College (Clarksdale, Miss.).

Head Coach Darrell Asberry

Darrell Asberry enters his fifth year at the helm of the Shaw University Football program. Under his leadership, the Bears won both the 2007 and 2008 CIAA Championships and earned a spot in the 2007 NCAA Division II playoffs. Asberry was named CIAA Coach of the Year in 2007.

The Baton Rouge, LA, native is a 1994 graduate of Jackson State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Criminal Justice. He lettered two seasons as quarterback, earning the team’s Most Valuable Player award as a senior. After his collegiate career, he played professionally as a wide receiver and quarterback with the Shreveport Pirates of the Canadian Football League (1994-95) and as a wide receiver with the Amsterdam Admirals of the World League of American Football (1995-96). Asberry is the proud father of two daughters, Arabria and Armarni, and one son, Armariyan.

In 2008, the Bears continued their tradition of strong defense, leading the nation in both passing efficiency defense and tackles for a loss. Offensively, they finished third in the nation in scoring offense. Asberry joined the Bears after serving two years as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at North Carolina Central University. In his second year at NCCU, he also served as Assistant Head Coach. In 2004, Asberry engineered the top-ranked offense in the CIAA as the Eagles led the conference in total offense, passing offense, and scoring offense. They finished second in rushing offense. Prior to joining the staff at NCCU, Asberry served


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David Geralds David Geralds returns for his third year at Shaw University as the Linebackers Coach. A native of New Orleans, LA, Geralds brings a wide range of football experience to Shaw. He not only played at both the professional and collegiate ranks, but has also worked in a variety of coaching positions at universities across the country. Geralds played professionally for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers and Detroit Lions, the Saskatchewan Roughrighers of the Canadian Football League, and the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League.

Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coordinator at Savannah State University. He also has coached Special Teams and Linebackers at Jackson State — a tenure that included Southwest Athletic Conference championships in 1995, 1996, and 1998. He was also an Assistant Coach at Winston-Salem State when they won the CIAA title in 1988, 1990, and 1991. Geralds holds a strong belief in giving back to the community. He worked with the Big Brother programs in Winston -Salem and Louisiana and he participated in the United Way of Houston Campaign for Charity. In high school, Geralds lettered in baseball, football, basketball and track and field. His basketball and football teams each won three state championships.

After his playing days, Geralds turned to the world of collegiate coaching, holding a variety of positions for a number of winning programs.

He was a four-year letterman at Southern University, where he was named Outstanding Defensive Lineman his senior year.

Prior to joining the Shaw coaching staff last year, Geralds served as Defensive Line Coach at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

Geralds received his academic degree from Winston Salem State University with a major in Sports Administration and Management. He received a Master’s Degree in Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, AL.

He held a similar position at Norfolk State and was both

Robert Massey Robert Massey begins his fourth season with the Bears, taking on the mantle of Defensive Coordinator after serving two years as the defensive backs coach. Massey brings the experience of working on two CIAA coaching staff and a 10-year NFL Pro Bowl career to the Shaw program. Last season, Massey’s defensive backs helped Shaw earn the top ranking in the nation in pass efficiency defense. Cornerback Quintez Smith was named an All-American and the CIAA Defensive Player of the year under Massey’s tutelage. Prior to joining the Bears, Massey was part of the Livingstone football coaching staff. In 2003, he returned to his alma mater, NC Central as their Receivers Coach. The next year, the Eagles named him to the post of Defensive Backs Coach. As a player, he had a successful collegiate career at NC Central and finished third on the Eagles career interceptions list. He served as team captain and


Linebackers Coach

Defensive Coordinator earned All-CIAA honors as both a junior and a senior. He received All-America honors as a senior. In 1989, Massey was drafted by the New Orleans Saints, and was named to the 1989 All-Rookie Team. Massey was later selected to the 1992 Pro Bowl as a member of the Phoenix Cardinals. In 1998, after 10 seasons in the NFL, Massey retired as a member of the New York Giants. He continued on with the team as an assistant defensive backs coach. He returned to Durham in 2001 to take over the football program at Hillside High School. In his second year as head coach, he guided the team to its first state playoff appearance in nine years. Massey and his wife Adrienne have three children: sons Aaron ( age 19) and Brandon (10), and daughter Bria (13).

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Richard McGeorge is entering his fifth year with the Bears, bringing more than 20 years of collegiate and professional football coaching experience to the SU program. Prior to joining the Bears staff, he spent two years at NC Central as their offensive line coach, leading a unit that protected the CIAA’s top-rated quarterback and allowed an 1,100 rusher. NCAA Division II All-American Ricardo Phillips was one of McGeorge’s top players. McGeorge get his start by coaching tight ends at Duke University for two years, then moved to the USFL’s Birmingham Stallions . He was then named the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Bandits, also of the USFL, whose head coach was Steve Spurrier. When the USFL folded, McGeorge moved with Spurrier to Duke to coach the offensive line, and helped lead the Blue Devils to the 1989 ACC Championship. He then spent three seasons as the offensive line coach at Florida (1990-92), helping the Gators to an SEC Cham-

Shermon Simmons Sherman Simmons joins the Shaw coaching staff this year as the squad’s Defensive Line Coach. Simmons is a native of Winston-Salem and a graduate of Winston-Salem State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. In 1995, he earned a Masters degree in Student Personnel Services from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Simmons has thirty years of coaching collegiate football. His coaching career began in 1977 at WinstonSalem State University as a student assistant coach. After he graduated, Simmons coached defensive linemen and defensive backs throughout the south, including Alabama A & M University in Normal, AL; Albany State University, (GA); Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA; Northwestern State University of Natchitoches, LA.

Offensive Line Coach pionship (1991) and two bowl game appearances (1991 Sugar and 1992 Gator). He returned to the professional ranks in 1993 and spent seven years with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, coaching tight ends and offensive line. During his tenure in Miami, the Dolphins won one AFC Eastern Division title (1994) and made five trips to the playoffs. After coaching stops with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League and the Green Bay Packers in 2000, he spent 2001 as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator of the Memphis franchise of the XFL, helping the Maniax lead the league in total offense. A native of Roanoke, VA, McGeorge was a two-time first team All-America pick at Elon College in 1968 and 1969. He was a first round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 1970 and played nine seasons with them (1970-78). His career numbers include 175 pass receptions for 2,370 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was the Packers’ 1973 Offensive Player of the Year and was inducted into the Elon University (1979) and NAIA (1980) Halls of Fame.

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Richard McGeorge

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in health and physical education from Elon in 1971. He is married to the former Bonnie Moore and they have two sons, Randy and Jason.

Defensive Line Coach He has coached within the CIAA previously, working at both Johnson C. Smith University and his alma mater, Winston-Salem State University, NC. Simmons has also served as a Head Coach at Allen University in Columbia, SC. Simmons is a member of the Kappa Alpha Si Fraternity, Inc. and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has been married twenty one years to Dr. Pamela Strong Simmons, a native of Moultrie, GA, who is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at WinstonSalem State University.


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Jermonty Kimbrough Jermonty Kimbrough begins his third year as Quarterbacks Coach at Shaw University with an interesting mission: bring along a quarterback that can break all of the records that Kimbrough now holds.

Single season: pass attempts (349), pass completions (160), passing yards (7,255), and TD passes (50).

Kimbrough currently holds all of the passing records in Shaw history.

Kimbrough was starting quarterback for the 2004 CIAA Championship team which went on to win the Pioneer Bowl.

Single game: pass attempts (54), pass completions (35), passing yards (433), and TD passes (5 - and shared with Travis Robin son).

Felton Page

Career: pass attempts (1,166), pass completions (522), passing yards (7,255), and TD passes (50)

Kimbrough is a native of Mobile, AL , and has a degree in Liberal Studies from Shaw.

Running Backs Coach

Felton Page is entering his third season on the Bears coaching staff, serving as Shaw’s Running Backs Coach. He began his career as a volunteer coach for the 2008 CIAA champions.

In addition to his coaching work at Shaw, Page has served as an offensive coordinator at both Chapel Hill and Knightdale High Schools.

A football star at Chapel Hill High School, Page went into the U.S. Army where he served active duty for four years as a telecommunications specialist. He continued to serve the nation in the reserves for an additional two years.

When not on a football field or in the classroom, Page takes to another playing arena -- a basketball court, where he serves as a referee at the high school, Division I, Division II, and Division III levels.

Page began work on a Computer Information Systems degree at North Carolina Central and is working to complete that course of study at Wake Tech while also pursuing a career as a coach at Shaw University.

Torey Ross

He is married to Lori Page, and has two daughters, Jada Gaston and Miracle Page.

Wide Receivers Coach Torey Ross enters his second season as the Wide Receivers Coach at Shaw. An outstanding player at Jackson State University, Ross was the Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC) Freshman of the Year while playing under his mentor, Darrell Asberry.

When Asberry left Jackson State to go to North Carolina Central University in 2004, Ross made the move as well, transferring to the Eagles. As a player at NC Central, Ross was named to the CIAA All-Conference Team and was a Pigskin Club of


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Washington Player of the Year. Ross made a commitment to his mother, who passed the day before Mother’s Day 2008, to complete his degree. Thus, he joined Asberry’s staff at Shaw not only to coach, but to finish the requirements for his bachelor’s degree. Ross has worked steadily toward that goal, taking classes in his major of Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. This past year, he fulfilled that promise to his mother, graduating from Jackson State with his bachelor’s degree.

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First Team Edawn Coughman Vincent Pacifico Quintez Smith Fred Sparkman Raymond Williams Second Team James Duplessis Markus McElveen DeMarcus Roberson Isaiah Thomas Shaw All-CIAA performers at the 2009 CIAA Football Banquet - (l to r) James Duplessis, Fred Sparkman, Raymond Williams, DeMarcus Roberson, Quintez Smith, Edawn Coughman, Vincent Pacifico, and Isaiah Thomas.

All Rookie Team Callahan Bright CIAA Defensive Player of the Year Quintez Smith

The Shaw Football 2009 Honor Roll

2009 All-CIAA

CIAA All-Academic Team Robert Baldwin III (Political Science) Ednick Belizaire (Marketing) Carlos Bentley (Athletic Training) Edawn Coughman (Recreation / Education) Julius Gregory (Recreation / Psychology)

Markus McElveen (Recreation) Caleb Reid (Adapted PE and Kinesiotherapy) - 4.0 GPA Gregory Shotwell (Psychology / Music) Quintez Smith (Recreation) Jared Washington (Business)

Quintez Smith - All-American Quintez Smith not only broke one NCAA record (interception return yards in one game) and tied two others (single game and season interceptions returned for touchdown), but earned a variety of other honors. Daktronics First Team D-II All-American American Football Coaches Assoc. D-II All-American D-II All-American Football Gazette D-II All-American Football Gazette Defensive Back of the Year Black Athlete Sports Network HBCU All-American SBN HBCU All-American First Team All-CIAA CIAA Defensive Player of the Year Three-time CIAA Defensive Back of the Week National Defensive Player of the Week Invited to Cactus Bowl HBCU Bowl

East Coast Bowl Texas vs. the Nation Bowl

Weekly Honors National Quintez Smith - Defensive Player of the Week (Week 1) HBCU Aaron Ellison, Jr. - Finalist HSRN DII Player of the Week (Week 6) DeMarcus Roberson - HSRN DII Player of the Week (Week 2) Quintez Smith - Finalist HSRN DII Player of the Week (Weeks 1 and 8) CIAA Tyrone Bolden - Specialty Player (Week 8) Edawn Coughman - Offensive Lineman (Week 10) Caleb Reid - Speciality Player (Week 4) DeMarcus Roberson - Defensive Lineman (Weeks 1 and 2) Travis Robinson - Offensive Back (Week 10) Quintez Smith - Defensive Back (Weeks 1, 4, and 8) Frederick Sparkman - Linebacker (Weeks 1 and 2) Head Coach Darrell Asberry - Coach (Weeks 1 and 2)


2010 Season Preview - More Than Just Winning

Rather boldly, Shaw head coach Darrell Asberry predicted his Bears would win the 2009 CIAA Championship. While that didn’t happen, his prediction for this year is no less brash. “We’re going to win two more games than last year,” he said. Definitely brash - the Bears were 8-2 last season. To take the 2010 version of the squad, Asberry and his staff will have to overcome not only the loss of some key components on the field, but also the memory of the game – and thus the slot in the championship game – that they let get away. In 2009, the Bears came within a bad snap of taking the Western Division. Leading Fayetteville State 2827 late in the fourth quarter, a snap sailed over the Shaw punter’s head for a Bronco safety. The Bears finished the season one game behind FSU for the division title and the slot in the title game. “Fayetteville State is a thorn in my side,” Asberry said. “I haven’t won on their field. We handle them here, but I haven’t had the break through there.” This year the Bears host the Broncos – one of only few bright spots on a tough – and road-based –

schedule. The Bears play six of their ten games on the road – including a five-game road trip that comes after a lone home game at the beginning of the season. Those five away games include tests against a strong Catawba team, as well as NCAA Division I-FCS foe Elon. “That’s a big game for us,” Asberry said of the match against Elon. “If we can keep that close and steal a win it would be huge and certainly let this team know how special they can be.” Offense: In order to meet those goals, the Bears will rely on a powerful offense that returns all but three starters from a squad that led the CIAA in both scoring offense and total offense. Leading the offense will be 2009 All-CIAA and 2010 Preseason All-American running back Raymond Williams. Williams finished the 2009 campaign with 811 yards in nine games – second in the CIAA- and scored 78 points to lead the conference. He will rush behind a staunch offensive line that returns all five starters, including All-CIAA tackle Edawn Coughman, and second team All-CIAA and 2010 Preseason All-American Markus McElveen. With the return of the Bears second leading receiver, and a strong corps of reserves, the only question on the Shaw offense is the man under center. Asberry intends to hand the ball to Kevin Atkins, a transfer from Alabama A&M who accumulated over 3,000 passing yards over two seasons. “He carries himself like a quarterback is supposed to carry himself. He should be able to do things in game one that others wouldn’t master until later in the season,” Asberry said. Atkins will run an offense that is noted for throwing the ball downfield. Asberry’s offense – which has been dubbed the “Magnolia spread,” relies on the quarterback and receivers taking the ball vertically while Williams and the rushers are given the chance to break open long runs as a result.

Raymond Williams is expected to add to his already recordsetting career numbers in 2010..


“People want to see the ball go vertical. They don’t want to see the grinding ground game. We’re going back to our roots this season,” Asberry said. “Our

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Defense: The bigger challenge will likely come on defense, where the Bears have lost five starters, including All-American cornerback Quintez Smith and second team All-CIAA performers Isaiah Thomas and James Duplessis. Last season, the Bears led the nation in pass efficiency defense and tackles for a loss. Leading the returning Bear defensive players is Fred Sparkman at linebacker. The All-CIAA selection led the Bears with 63 tackles last year. Second team AllCIAA selection DeMarcus Roberson is expected to anchor the defensive line. Roberson had 48 tackles last season, including a team leading 13.5 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks. Special Teams: The Bears return two place kickers one a long-distance specialist and another who handles shorter field goals and extra points. Caleb Reid opened the 2009 season 33 for 33 in point after attempts, finally finishing 45 for 52 on the year. He was five for seven on field goal attempts. Lyncon Shepherd, who specializes in longrange field goals, also finished the season five for seven on three-point tries. Meeting their goal of “winning two more than last year,” and taking the CIAA championship will call for

All-CIAA performer DeMarcus Roberson closes in on an opposing running back. Roberson is expected to anchor a strong defensive line.

2010 Season Preview - More Than Just Winning

big focus is going to be getting first downs when we need them. We didn’t do that in our two losses (last season) and that will change this year.”

renewed dedication and a higher level of effort than the Bears have shown in the last two seasons. “It starts with me,” Asberry said. “I could have been better prepared. I’m going back to the old me. We’re going to practice as though we’re in a game. You win a couple of championships, you think you don’t have to work as hard. No one is going to say we could have done more this season. And it starts with me.” More Than Just Winning: As always, Asberry expects more than wins from the young men on his squad - he also expects them to succeed in the classroom. Asberry is particularly proud of the young men who have taken advantage of the second chance the program has given them. A number of players on the Bears squad came to Shaw after facing difficulties personally or academically. “These are young men, and young people can be stupid - can make mistakes, but you have to give them a second chance,” Asberry said. “We’ve graduated our transfers - our ‘second-chance’ guys. We need to let people know what we’ve done here.”

Placekicker Caleb Reid hopes to begin the 2010 season even


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Kevin Atkins, Jr. Michael Atobrah Robert Baldwin III Marcus Baker Sheku Bannister Ednick Belizaire Carlos Bentley Alex Berry Tyrone Bolden Rico Brown Allen Buckner Terrence Clark Edawn Coughman Rashard Coleman Tyrone Craig Antonio Dunn George Gedin Julius Gregory Ulysses Hall Chad Hicks Marcus Hickson Frederick Holliday LaMichael Howell Jon Huddleston Philander Jackson, Jr Van Jakes II Alberto Johnson Jerlando Kasey Gerald Kennedy Daniel Lee Chris Martin Bryce McClain Markus McElveen Chavis McManus Quinshon Odum Otis Powell Caleb Reid DeMarcus Roberson Kyle Roberts Jayson Royal Lyncon Shepherd Marcus Skeen Kalen Smith Fred Sparkman Jarrett Spence Darius Stewart Marcus Vereen Benton Walker Jared Washington Raymond Williams

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Durham, NC / Alabama A&M Fayetteville, NC / Westover HS North Highlands, CA / American River Gainesville, FL / Albany State Sacramento, CA / American River Miami, FL / Dr. Krop HS Hampton, GA / Auburn University Portland, OR / Galivan Cleveland, OH / Youngstown St. Florence, MS / Delta State Baton Rouge, LA / Southern Thomasville, NC / Catawba Riverdale, GA / Dodge City CC Lakeland, FL / NCCU Charlotte, NC / West Charlotte HS Baton Rough, LA / Central HS Brooklyn, NY / Nassau CC Portsmouth, VA / I.C. Norcom HS Cleveland, OH / Bedford HS Glen Burnie, MD / Decatur, GA / Towers HS Baton Rouge, LA / Capitol HS Prichard, AL / B.C. Raines HS Cleveland, OH / N. Carolina Central Charlotte, NC / Independence HS McDonough, GA / Milford Academy Richmond, CA / Contra Costa College Charlotte, NC / WSSU Greensboro, NC / Dudley HS Rosedale, MS / Coahoma CC Snellville, GA / Jackson State Stewartsville, NJ / Phillipsburg HS Norwalk, CT / Bridgeton Academy HS Charlotte, NC / West Mecklenburg HS Lakeland, FL / Lake Gibson College Park, GA / Maynard Jackson HS Virconia, NC / Blue Ridge CC Chapel Hill, NC / Fork Union HS Starkeville, MS / Mississippi State Baton Rouge, LA / Southern Lab HS Mobile, AL / Murphy HS Jamestown, NC / St. Aug Odessa, FL / Tuskegee Columbia, TN / UNC-Chapel Hill Durham, NC / Southern Durham HS Fayetteville, NC / Westover HS Winston-Salem, NC / W. Carolina Savanna, GA / Brookwood HS Winston-Salem, NC/Mt. Tabor HS Cleveland, OH / Toledo

2010 Shaw University Football





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190 185 205 195 220 170 174 190 160 184 170 193 155 190 165 185 180 174 200 220 240 240 150 219 260 220 210 235 230 210 286 311 270 310 300 270 300 260 320 302 184 185 183 195 180 180 185 189 320 240

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Quinshon Odum Daniel Lee Rashard Coleman Kevin Atkins, Jr. Alex Berry Rico Brown Jon Huddleston Philander Jackson, Jr Lyncon Shepherd Marcus Skeen Frederick Holliday Julius Gregory Michael Atobrah Raymond Williams Gerald Kennedy Van Jakes II Antonio Dunn LaMichael Howell Marcus Baker Fred Sparkman Jerlando Kasey Chris Martin Caleb Reid Terrence Clark DeMarcus Roberson Otis Powell Robert Baldwin III Darius Stewart Benton Walker Kalen Smith Ednick Belizaire Markus McElveen Chavis McManus Allen Buckner Ulysses Hall George Gedin Edawn Coughman Jarrett Spence Carlos Bentley Jared Washington Alberto Johnson Marcus Vereen Jayson Royal Marcus Hickson Chad Hicks Kyle Roberts Tyrone Craig Tyrone Bolden Sheku Bannister Bryce McClain


Lakeland, FL / Lake Gibson Rosedale, MS / Coahoma CC Lakeland, FL / NCCU Durham, NC / Alabama A&M Portland, OR / Galivan Florence, MS / Delta State Cleveland, OH / N. Carolina Central Charlotte, NC / Independence HS Mobile, AL / Murphy HS Jamestown, NC / St. Aug Baton Rouge, LA / Capitol HS Portsmouth, VA / I.C. Norcom HS Fayetteville, NC / Westover HS Cleveland, OH / Toledo Greensboro, NC / Dudley HS McDonough, GA / Milford Academy Baton Rough, LA / Central HS Prichard, AL / B.C. Raines HS Gainesville, FL / Albany State Columbia, TN / UNC-Chapel Hill Charlotte, NC / WSSU Snellville, GA / Jackson State Virconia, NC / Blue Ridge CC Thomasville, NC / Catawba Chapel Hill, NC / Fork Union HS College Park, GA / Maynard Jackson HS North Highlands, CA / American River Fayetteville, NC / Westover HS Savanna, GA / Brookwood HS Odessa, FL / Tuskegee Miami, FL / Dr. Krop HS Norwalk, CT / Bridgeton Academy HS Charlotte, NC / West Mecklenburg HS Baton Rouge, LA / Southern Cleveland, OH / Bedford HS Brooklyn, NY / Nassau CC Riverdale, GA / Dodge City CC Durham, NC / Southern Durham HS Hampton, GA / Auburn University Winston-Salem, NC/Mt. Tabor HS Richmond, CA / Contra Costa College Winston-Salem, NC / W. Carolina Baton Rouge, LA / Southern Lab HS Decatur, GA / Towers HS Glen Burnie, MD / Starkeville, MS / Mississippi State Charlotte, NC / West Charlotte HS Cleveland, OH / Youngstown St. Sacramento, CA / American River Stewartsville, NJ / Phillipsburg HS

2009 Pre-season Football Numeric Roster

No. Name


2010 Returning Players

Robert Baldwin III


Senior 6-0

Linebacker 210 lbs Hometown: Northhighlands, CA Last School: American River Major: Political Science

Ednick Belizaire


Junior 6-2

Center 286 lbs Hometown: Miami, FL Last School: Dr. Krop HS Major: Marketing

Tyrone Bolden


Senior 5-11

Tight End 189 lbs Hometown: Cleveland, OH Last School: Youngstown State Major: Recreation

Terrence Clark


Senior 5-11

Inside Linebacker 219 lbs Hometown: Thomasville, NC Last School: Catawba Major: Therapeutic Recreation

Antonio Dunn


Sophomore 5-9

Running Back 189 lbs Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA Last School: Central HS Major: Computer Science

Ulysses Hall Junior 6-0


Defensive Lineman 300 lbs Hometown: Cleveland, OH Last School: Bedford HS Major: Mass Communications


Marcus Baker


Junior 6-2

Defensive Back 200 lbs Hometown: Gainesville, FL Last School: Albany State Major: Business

Carlos Bentley


Senior 6-4

Offensive Lineman 320 lbs Hometown: Hampton, GA Last School: Auburn Major: Athletic Training

Rico Brown


Senior 5-11

Defensive Back 170 lbs Hometown: Florence, MS Last School: Delta State Major: Business Administration

Edawn Coughman


Senior 6-6

Offensive Lineman 300 lbs Hometown: Riverdale, GA Last School: Dodge City CC Major: Recreation / Education

Julius Gregory


Senior 6-5

Wide Receiver 193 lbs Hometown: Portsmouth, VA Last School: I.C. Norcom HS Major: Recreation / Psychology

Marcus Hickson


Sophomore 6-6

Wide Receiver 195 lbs Hometown: Decatur, GA Last School: Towers HS Major: Political Science

2010 Shaw University Football


Junior 5-10

Tailback 170 lbs Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA Last School: Central HS Major: Computer Science

Phil Jackson, Jr.


Sophomore 6-2

Quarterback 190 lbs Hometown: Charlotte, NC Last School: Independence HS Major: Computer Science

Gerald Kennedy


Sophomore 5-10

Defensive Back 165 lbs Hometown: Greensboro, NC Last School: Dudley HS Major: Business Administration

Markus McElveen


Junior 6-3

Offensive Lineman 311 lbs Hometown: Norwalk, CT Last School: Bridgeton Academy Major: Therapeutic Recreation

Caleb Reid


Junior 5-11

Placekicker 150 lbs Hometown: Zirconia, NC Last School: Blue Ridge CC Major: Kinesiotherapy

Jayson Royal Junior 6-0


Wide Receiver 183 lbs Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA Last School: Southern Lab HS Major: Business Management

LaMichael Howell


Senior 5-10

Defensive Back 174 lbs Hometown: Prichard, AL Last School: B. C. Raines HS Major: Business Administration

Alberto Johnson


Senior 5-10

Wide Receiver 184 lbs Hometown: Richmond, CA Last School: Contra Costa Major: Criminal Justice

Bryce McClain

2010 Returning Players

Frederick Holliday


Junior 6-3

Defensive Lineman 240 lbs Hometown: Stewartsville, NJ Last School: Phillipsburg HS Major: Mass Communications

Chavis McManus


Junior 6-1

Offensive Lineman 270 lbs Hometown: Charlotte, NC Last School: West Mecklenburg HS Major: Elementary Education

DeMarcus Roberson


Junior 6-4

Inside Linebacker 260 lbs Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC Last School: Fork Union HS Major: Recreation

Lyncon Shepherd


Junior 5-10

Placekicker 160 lbs Hometown: Mobile, AL Last School: Murphy HS Major: Recreation


2010 Returning Players

Marcus Skeen


Junior 5-11

Defensive Back 184 lbs Hometown: Jamestown, NC Last School: St. Augustine’s Major: Recreation

Fred Sparkman


Senior 6-2

Linebacker 220 lbs Hometown: Columbia, TN Last School: UNC-Chapel Hill Major: Recreation

Marcus Vereen


Senior 5-10

Wide Receiver 185 lbs Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC Last School: Western Carolina Major: Recreation

Jared Washington Senior 6’3”


Offensive Tackle 302 lbs Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC Last School: Mount Tabor HS Major: Accounting / Business


Kalen Smith


Senior 6-1

Inside Linebacker 210 lbs Hometown: Odessa, FL Last School: Tuskegee Major: Business Management

Jarrett Spence


Freshman 6-3

Offensive Lineman 260 lbs Hometown: Durham, NC Last School: Southern Durham HS Major: Kinesiology

Benton Walker


Senior 6’1”

Inside Linebacker 230 lbs Hometown: Savanna, GA Last School: Brookwood HS Major: Athletic Training

Raymond Williams


Senior 6-0

Tailback 190 lbs Hometown: Cleveland, OH Last School: Toledo Major: Recreation

2010 Shaw University Football

SEPTEMBER 4 - 6:00 P.M.


Location: Richmond, VA Founded: 1865 Enrollment: 1,500 Nickname / Colors: Panthers / Maroon & Steel 2009 Record: 6-4 (5-2 CIAA) Stadium: Hovey Field Capacity/Surface: 10,000 / Natural Grass Conference: CIAA Acting President: Dr. Claude G. Perkins Athletic Director: Michael Bailey Web Site: www. Sports Information Director: Jim Junot Phone: (804) 342-1493 Fax: (804) 342-1485 E-Mail: Head Coach: Michael Bailey Alma Mater/Year: Virginia Union/1986 Career Record: 6-4 (one season) Record at VUU: 6-4 (one season) Assistant Coaches: Calvin Randall (Asst. Head Coach/Wide Receivers), Edward Pointer (Defensive Coordinator), Jason Mai (Offensive Line), Jessie Chavis (Defensive Backs), Emmanuel McNeil (Defensive Line), Elihu Smith (Running Backs), Chris Lawrence (Asst. Defensive Line), Jaison George (Asst. Offensive Line)


Virginia Union University 2010 Football Schedule Opponent Location Date 8/28 Winston-Salem St. Winston-Salem, NC 9/4 Shaw Raleigh, NC 9/18 Lincoln (PA) Richmond, VA 9/25 Bowie State Bowie, MD 10/2 Chowan Murfreesboro, NC 10/9 Elizabeth City State Elizabeth City, NC 10/16 Johnson C. Smith Richmond, VA HOMECOMING 10/23 Saint Paul’s Richmond, VA 10/30 Virginia State Richmond, VA 11/6 Fayetteville State Fayetteville, NC

1:00pm 1:00pm 1:00 pm

Virginia Union University 2009 Football Results 8/27 East Stroudsburg Richmond, VA 9/6 Central State Wilberforce, OH 9/12 Old Dominion Norfolk, VA 9/19 Johnson C. Smith Charlotte, NC 9/26 Chowan Richmond, VA 10/3 Saint Paul’s Lawrenceville, VA 10/10 Lincoln (PA) Lincoln, PA 10/15 Virginia State Petersburg, VA 10/24 Bowie State Richmond, VA 10/31 Elizabeth City Elizabeth City, NC

L, 6-19 W, 45-0 L, 17-49 W, 34-14 W, 45-27 L, 9-13 W, 35-6 W, 31-3 W, 17-16 L, 13-21

Time 6:30pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 1:00pm 6:00pm 1:00pm 1:00pm

2010 Opponents




Location: Elon, NC Founded: 1889 Enrollment: 5,666 Nickname / Colors: Phoenix /Maroon & Gold 2009 Record: 9-3 (2nd place in conference) Stadium: Rhodes Stadium Capacity / Surface: 11,250 / Natural Grass Conference: Southern Conference NCAA Affiliation: NCAA Division I - Championship Subdivision President: Dr. Leo M. Lambert Athletic Director: Dave Blank Web Site: Asst. Director of Media Relations (FB): Chris Rash Phone: (336) 278-6712 E-Mail: Head Coach: Pete Lembo Alma Mater / Year: Georgetown / 1992 Career Record: 73-41 (9 seasons) Record at Elon: 29-17 (4 seasons) Assistant Coaches: Jay Bateman (Asst. HC/Defensive Coord./ LB), Rich Skrosky (Offensive Coord./QB), Scott Browne (Running Backs/Recruiting Coord.), Jerrick Hall (Defensive Line), Brian Newberry (Defensive Backs), Keith Gaither (Wide Receivers), John Strollo (Offensive Line), Charles Porterfield (Tight Ends)


Elon University 2010 Football Schedule Opponent Location Date 9/4 Duke Durham, NC 9/11 Shaw Elon, NC 9/18 Richmond Richmond, VA 9/25 Georgia Southern Statesboro, GA 10/2 Samford Elon, NC 10/9 Appalachian State Boone, NC 10/23 Wofford Elon, NC HOMECOMING 10/30 Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN 11/6 The Citadel Charleston, SC 11/13 Furman Elon, NC 11/20 Western Carolina Elon, NC

2:00 pm 2:00 pm 1:30 pm 3:00 pm

Elon University 2009 Football Results 9/5 Davidson Elon, NC 9/12 Presbyterian Clinson, SC 9/19 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC 9/26 Georgia Southern Elon, NC 10/3 Furman Greenville, SC 10/10 The Citadel Elon, NC 10/24 Chattanooga Elon, NC 10/31 Wofford Spartanburg, SC 11/7 Western Carolina Cullowhee, NC 11/14 #7 Appalachian State Elon, NC 11/21 Samford Birmingham, AL 11/28 #4 Richmond (FCS) Richmond, VA

W, 56-0 W, 41-7 L, 7-35 W, 28-14 W, 19-12 W, 43-7 W, 45-10 W, 34-6 W, 42-17 L, 10-27 W, 27-7 L, 13-16

Time 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 1:30 pm


2010 Opponents



Location: Salisbury, NC Founded: 1851 Enrollment: 1,000 Nickname / Colors: Indian / Navy Blue & White 2009 Record: 4-6 Stadium: Shuford Stadium Surface: Bermuda Grass Conference: South Atlantic Interim President: Dr. W. Craig Turner Athletic Director: Dennis Davidson Athletics Web Site: Sports Information Director: Jim Lewis Phone: (704) 637-4720 Fax: (704) 637-5705 E-Mail: Head Coach: Chip Hester Alma Mater: Guilford / 1992 Career Record: 57-30 (8 seasons) Record at Catawba: 57-30 (8 seasons) Assistant Coaches: John Fitz (Asst. Head Coach, Strength Coord.), D. J. Summers (Running Backs, Recruiting Coord), Brain Hinson (Off. Line), Khanis Hubbard (Def. Line), Todd McComb (Linebackers), Bob Lancaster (Def. Coord., Def. Backs), Radell Lockhart (Def. Ends), Lyle Naber (Tight Ends)


Catawba College 2010 Football Schedule Date Opponent Location Time 9/4 Saint Augustine’s Salisbury, NC 7:00 pm 9/11 Livingstone Salisbury, NC (away) 6:00 pm 9/18 Shaw Salisbury, NC 7:00 pm 10/2 Wingate Wingate, NC 1:30 pm 10/9 Brevard Salisbury, NC 1:30 pm 10/16 Carson-Newman Salisbury, NC 1:30 pm 10/23 Newberry Newberry, SC 4:00 pm 10/30 Mars Hill Mars Hill, NC 1:30 pm 11/6 Tusculum Salisbury, NC 1:30 pm 11/13 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, NC 2:00 pm Catawba College 2009 Football Results 8/29 Saint Augustine’s Raleigh, NC 9/5 Fayetteville State Fayetteville, NC 9/12 Livingstone Salisbury, NC 9/26 Mars Hill Salisbury, NC 10/3 Newberry Salisbury, NC 10/10 Carson-Newman Jefferson City, TN 10/17 Tusculum Tusculum, TN 10/24 Wingate Salisbury, NC 10/31 Brevard Brevard, NC 11/7 Lenoir-Rhyne Salisbury, NC

W, 25-7 W, 21-20 W, 51-0 L, 12-14 L, 21-40 L, 31-41 W, 41-27 L, 17-42 L, 6-7 L, 13-16



Location: Elizabeth City, NC Founded: 1891 Enrollment: 3,042 Nickname / Colors: Vikings / Royal & White 2009 Record: 7-4 (5-2 CIAA) Stadium: Roebuck Capacity/Surface: 5,000 / Natural Grass Conference: CIAA Chancellor: Dr. Willie J. Gilchrist Athletic Director: Thurlis J. Little Web Site: Sports Information Director: April J. Emory Phone: (252) 335-3278 Fax: (252) 335-3627 E-Mail: Head Coach: Waverly Tillar Alma Mater/Year: Virginia Union/1975 Career Record: 35-39 (7 seasons) Record at ECSU: 35-39 (7 seasons) Assistant Coaches: Willie Gillus (Asst. Head Coach/ Quarterbacks), Marcus Hilliard (Co-Defensive Coordinator), Alvin Parker (Offensive Coordinator), Monterio Hand (Wide Receivers), Bill Holt (Offensive Line), Steve Rankin (Linbackers), DeCarlos Mitchell (Video Coordinator), Dan Herlihy (Tight Ends)



Elizabeth City State University 2010 Football Schedule Opponent Location Time Date 8/28 Johnson C. Smith Elizabeth City 6:00pm 9/2 Central Arkansas Conway, AR 7:00pm 9/18 Fayetteville St. Rocky Mount, NC 4:00pm 12th Annual Down East Viking Football Classic 9/25 Shaw Elizabeth City 1:00pm 10/2 Saint Paul’s Elizabeth City 1:00pm 10/9 Virginia Union Elizabeth City 1:00pm 10/14 Virginia State Petersburg, VA 8:00pm 10/23 Bowie State Bowie, MD 1:00pm 10/30 Chowan Elizabeth City 1:30pm HOMECOMING 11/6 Lincoln (Pa.) Lincoln, PA 1:00pm Elizabeth City State University 2009 Football Results 8/29 Shaw Raleigh, NC L, 30-54 9/5 Johnson C. Smith Charlotte, NC W, 51-10 9/12 Tusculum Elizabeth City W, 49-29 9/26 Chowan Rocky Mount, NC W, 35-30 12th Annual Down East Viking Football Classic 10/3 Virginia State Petersburg, VA W, 29-27 10/10 Bowie State Elizabeth City L, 10-23 10/17 Lincoln (Pa.) Elizabeth City W, 54-18 HOMECOMING 10/24 Saint Paul’s Lawrenceville, VA W, 38-12 10/31 Virginia Union Richmond, VA W, 21-13 12/5 Tuskegee Columbia, SC L, 7-21

2010 Shaw University Football

OCTOBER 2 - 1:30 P.M.


Location: Salisbury, NC Founded: 1879 Enrollment: 1,100 Nickname: Blue Bears Colors: Columbia Blue and Black 2009 Record: 0-10 (0-7 CIAA) Stadium: Alumni Memorial Stadium Capacity/Surface: 6,000 / Natural Grass Conference: CIAA President: Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. Athletic Director: Dr. Darren Hamilton Web Site: Sports Information Director: Rick Rogers Phone: (704) 216-6179 Fax: (704) 216-6278 Head Coach: Elvin James Alma Mater: Elizabeth City State Career Record: 0-0 (first season) Record at LC: 0-0 (first season) Assistant Coaches: John Thomas (Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks), William Orr (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers), Jonathan Brewer (Wide Receivers and Special Teams)


Livingstone College 2009 Football Schedule Date Opponent Location 8/28 Virginia State Petersburg, VA 9/4 Newberry Newberry, SC 9/11 Catawba Salisbury, NC 9/18 Bowie State Salisbury, NC 9/25 Saint Paul’s Lawrenceville, VA 10/2 Shaw Salisbury, NC HOMECOMING 10/9 West Virginia Weslyan Salisbury, NC 10/16 Winston-Salem State Winston-Salem, NC 10/23 Fayetteville State Fayetteville, NC 10/30 Saint Augustine’s Salisbury, NC Livingstone 2009 Football Results 8/29 Virginia State Salisbury, NC 9/5 Savannah State Greenville, SC 9/12 Catawba Salisbury, NC 9/19 Bowie State Bowie, MD 9/26 Lincoln Salisbury, NC 10/3 Johnson C. Smith Charlotte, NC 10/10 Chowan Salisbury, NC 10/17 Saint Augustine’s Raleigh, NC 10/24 Shaw Raleigh, NC 10/31 Fayetteville State Salisbury, NC

Time 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm

2010 Opponents


1:00 pm TBA 2:00 pm 1:00 pm

L, 7-37 L, 12-34 L, 0-51 L, 0-51 L, 0-10 L, 15-30 L, 33-42 L, 7-31 L, 3-54 L, 8-31



Location: Charlotte, NC Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 1,630 Nickname: Golden Bulls Colors: Navy and Gold 2009 Record: 3-7 (2-5 CIAA) Stadium: Irwin Belk Complex Capacity/Surface: 4,500 / Natural Grass Conference: CIAA President: Dr. Ronald L. Carter Athletic Director: Stephen Joyner, Sr. Web Site: Sports Information Director: Lamont Hinson Phone: (704) 378-1118 Fax: (704) 330-1426 E-mail: Head Coach: Steven B. Aycock Alma Mater / Year: Savannah State / 1994 JCSU / Career Record: 3-7 (One season) Assistant Coaches: Greg Richardson (Asst. Head Coach & Defensive Coordinator), Craig Cox (Defensive Line, Recruiting Coord.), Kevin Thompson (Offensive Line), Donta Jones (Defensive Backs/Special Teams), Mike Craft (Offensive Line Asst.), Marshall Banks (Student Assistant)


Johnson C. Smith University 2009 Football Schedule Date Opponent Location Time 8/28 Elizabeth City State Elizabeth City, NC 6:00 pm 9/2 NC Central Durham, NC 7:00 pm 9/11 West Virginia Tech Charlotte, NC 2:00 pm 9/18 Brevard Charlotte, NC 2:00 pm 10/2 Winston-Salem St. Charlotte, NC 2:00 pm 10/9 Shaw Charlotte, NC 1:30 pm 10/16 Virginia Union Richmond, VA 1:00 pm 10/23 Saint Augustine’s Charlotte, NC 1:00 pm HOMECOMING 10/30 Fayetteville State Fayetteville, NC 1:00 pm 11/6 Livingstone Charlotte, NC 1:00 pm Johnson C. Smith University 2009 Football Results 8/29 West Virginia Tech Montgomery, WV 9/5 Elizabeth City State Charlotte, NC 9/12 Edward Waters Brunswick, GA 9/19 Virginia Union Charlotte, NC 9/26 St. Paul’s Charlotte, NC 10/3 Livingstone Charlotte, NC 10/10 St. Augustine’s Raleigh, NC 10/17 Fayetteville State Charlotte, NC HOMECOMING 10/24 Chowan Murfreesboro, NC 10/31 Shaw Raleigh, NC

L, 39-49 L 10-51 W, 27-14 L, 14-34 W, 24-20 W, 30-15 L, 9-27 L, 12-30 L, 20-33 L, 0-50


2010 Opponents



Location: Fayetteville, NC Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 6,632 Nickname: Broncos Colors: Royal Blue and Lily White 2009 Record: 8-4, (6-1 CIAA Champions) Stadium: Luther Nicks Jeralds Stadium Capacity/Surface: 6,000 / Astro Turf Conference: CIAA Chancellor: Dr. James A. Anderson Athletic Director: Dr. Edward McLean Web Site: Sports Information Director: Adrian Ferguson Phone: (910) 672-1254 Fax: (910) 391-4847 E-mail: Head Coach: Kenny Phillips Alma Mater / Year: East Carolina / 1985 FSU / Career Record: 66-44 (10 seasons) Assistant Coaches: Richard Portee (Offensive Coord.), David V. Bowser (Defensive Backs, Recruiting Coord.), Gary Lowery (Offensive Line, Strength and Conditioning), Tim Heath (Running Backs), Wayman Westbrook (Wide Receivers), James Williams (Defensive Backs), Damien Adams (Defensive Line)


Fayetteville State University 2010 Football Schedule Date Opponent Location Time 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6

UNC-Pembroke Bowie State Elizabeth City State Winston-Salem St. Saint Augustine’s Virginia State Shaw Livingstone Johnson C. Smith Virginia Union

Pembroke, NC Fayetteville, NC Elizabeth City, NC Fayetteville, NC Raleigh, NC Petersburg, VA Raleigh, NC Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville State University 2009 Football Results 8/29 UNC Pembroke Fayetteville, NC 9/5 Catawba Fayetteville, NC 9/12 Bowie State Bowie, MD 9/19 St. Paul's Salem, VA 9/26 Virginia State Fayetteville, NC 10/3 Chowan Murfreesboro, NC 10/10 Shaw Fayetteville, NC 10/17 Johnson C. Smith Charlotte, NC 10/24 Saint Augustine's Fayetteville, NC 10/31 Livingstone Salisbury, NC 11/7 Bowie State (CIAA) Durham, NC 11/14 California (PA) NCAA Playoffs

6:00 pm 6:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 2:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm

L, 34-41 2OT L 20-21 W, 30-20 W, 24-0 L, 20-25 W, 37-17 W, 29-28 W, 30-12 W 56-6 W, 31-8 W, 21-10 L, 13-42



Location: Murfreesboro, NC Founded: 1848 Enrollment: 1,050 Nickname: Hawks Colors: Blue and White 2009 Record: 2-8 (2-5 CIAA) Stadium: Garrison Stadium Capacity/Surface: 5,000 / Natural Grass Conference: CIAA President: Dr. M. Christopher White Athletic Director: Dennis Helsel Web Site: Sports Information Director: Meredith Long Phone: (252) 398-6468 Fax: (252) 398-1390 E-mail: Head Coach: Tim Place Alma Mater / Year: Washington & Lee / 1990 Record at Chowan: 4-16 (2 seasons) Career Record: 15-27 (4 seasons) Assistant Coaches: Brian Matesic (Asst Head Coach, Defensive Coord.), Mark Hall (Offensive Coord., Quarterbacks), Luther Henderson (Running Backs), Omar Nesbit (Offensive Line), Ryan Kluever (Defensive Line)



Chowan University 2009 Football Schedule Date Opponent Location


8/28 9/4 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9

7:00 pm 1:30 pm TBA 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6

Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, NC The Citadel Charleston, SC Winston-Salem State Winston-Salem, NC Virginia State Murfreesboro, NC Virginia Union Murfreesboro, NC Lincoln (PA) Murfreesboro, NC HOMECOMING Saint Paul’s Lawrenceville, PA Shaw Raleigh, NC Elizabeth City State Elizabeth City, NC Bowie State Murfreesboro, NC

Chowan University 2008 Football Results 8/27 Albany State Murfreesboro, NC 9/5 Old Dominion Norfolk, VA 9/12 Brevard College Brevard, NC 9/19 Elizabeth City State Rocky Mount, NC 9/26 Virginia Union Richmond, VA 10/3 Fayetteville State Murfreesboro, NC 10/10 Livingstone College Salisbury, NC 10/17 Shaw Murfreesboro, NC 10/24 Johnson C. Smith Murfreesboro, NC HOMECOMING 10/31 Saint Augustine’s Murfreesboro, NC

1:00 pm 4:00 pm 1:30 pm Noon

L, 21-36 L, 21, 36 L, 24-27 L, 30-35 L, 27-45 L, 17-37 W, 42-33 L, 20-53 W, 33-22 L, 18-28

2010 Shaw University Football

OCTOBER 30 - 1:00 P.M.


Location: Winston-Salem, NC Founded: 1892 Enrollment: 6,442 Nickname: Rams Colors: Red and White 2008 Record: 1-10 Stadium: Bowman Gray Stadium Capacity/Surface: 18,000 / Natural Grass Conference: CIAA Chancelor: Dr. Ronald J. Reaves Athletic Director: William “Bill” Hayes Web Site: Sports Information Director: Chris Zona Phone: (336) 750-2143 Fax: (336) 750-2144 Head Coach: Connell Maynor Alma Mater / Year: North Carolina A&T / 1991 Career Record / Record at WSSU: 0-0 (First Season) Assistant Coaches: John Eder (Assistant Head Coach), Kienus Boulware (Defensive Coordinator), Mike Ketchum (Defensive Line), Richard Hayes (Defensive Backs), Duane Taylor (Wide Receivers)


Winston-Salem State University 2010 Football Schedule Opponent Location Time Date 8/28 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30

Virginia Union Winston-Salem, NC North Carolina A&T Greensboro, NC North Carolina Central Durham, NC Chowan Winston-Salem, NC Fayetteville State Fayetteville, NC Johnson C. Smith Charlotte, NC Saint Augustine’s Winston-Salem, NC Livingstone Winston-Salem, NC UNC-Pembroke Winston-Salem, NC HOMECOMING Shaw Durham, NC

Winston-Salem State 2009 Football Results 9/5 North Carolina A&T Winston-Salem, NC 9/10 Florida A&M Winston-Salem, NC 9/19 Morgan State East Rutherford, NJ 9/26 South Carolina State Orangeburg, SC 10/3 Howard Washington, DC 10/17 UC Davis Davis, CA 10/24 Bethune-Cookman Daytona Beach, FL 10/31 Hampton Winston-Salem, NC 11/7 Delaware State Winston-Salem, NC 11/14 NC Central Winston-Salem, NC 11/21 Norfolk State Norfolk, VA

7:30 pm TBA 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 1:00 pm

2010 Opponents


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L, 10-19 L, 10-34 L, 10-16 OT L, 10-27 L, 3-7 L, 14-45 W, 10-16 L, 13-16 L, 21-24 L, 10-18 L, 21-28



Location: Raleigh, NC Founded: 1867 Enrollment: 1,400 Nickname: Mighty Falcons Colors: Blue and White 2008 Record: 4-6 (4-3 CIAA) Stadium: Broughton H.S. Stadium Capacity/Surface: 3,800 / Natural Grass Conference: CIAA President: Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber Athletic Director: George Williams Web Site: Sports Information Director: Anthony Jeffries Phone: (919) 516-4141 Fax: (919) 516-5810 E-mail: Head Coach: Michael Costa Alma Mater: Norfolk State Career Record: 41-88 (13 seasons) SAC Record: 31-47 (8 seasons) Assistant Coaches: Tremayne Henry (Co-Def. Coord./ Recruiting), Willie Bennett (Co-Defensive Coord.), Jermaine Gales (Offensive Coord.), Matthew Mongomery (Quarterbacks), Anthony Scott (Offensive Line), Kevin Dial (Wide Receivers), Demius Frazier (Linebackers), William Frizzelle (Secondary)


Saint Augustine’s College 2010 Football Schedule Opponent Location Time Date 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6

Catawba Salisbury, NC 7:00 pm Mars Hill Raleigh, NC 4:00 pm Saint Paul’s Raleigh, NC 1:30 pm Lincoln (PA) Lincoln University, PA 1:00 pm Fayetteville State Raleigh, NC 2:00 pm HOMECOMING Winston-Salem State Winston-Salem, NC 6:00 pm Central State Wilberforce, OH 1:30 pm Johnson C. Smith Charlotte, NC 1:00 pm Livingstone Salisbury, NC 1:00 pm Shaw Raleigh, NC 4:00 pm

Saint Augustine’s College 2009 Football Results 8/29 Catawba Raleigh, NC 9/5 Charleston (WV) Raleigh, NC 9/12 Mars Hill Mars Hill, NC 9/19 Virginia State Raleigh, NC 9/26 Elizabeth City State Raleigh, NC 10/3 Shaw Raleigh, NC 10/10 Johnson C. Smith Raleigh, NC 10/17 Livingstone Raleigh, NC 10/24 Fayetteville State Fayetteville, NC 10/31 Chowan Murfreesboro, NC

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2010 - A High-Flying Season With A Disappointing Conclusion

When the 2009 season started for the Bears, there were high expectations and even higher goals for the team. But no one foresaw what was - at times - both a magical and heartbreaking campaign. The season got off to a strong start with a record-breaking performance against ECSU. Quintez Smith tied the Division II single game record with three interceptions returned for touchdowns, and broke the record for interception return yards in a single game. The team tied the record with a fourth pick-six in the game as well. With the 68-6 trouncing of Lincoln (PA) in week four, the Bears had not only tied the school record for most points in a game, but had upped their average margin of victory to that point at a staggering 27 points per game. After four games, no one would have doubted the Bears’ ability to three-peat as CIAA Champions. After all, they led the nation in interceptions, turnover margin and had both the punter and place kicker that were sitting atop the Division II rankings. The Bears had not allowed a team to score on them in the third quarter all season (and wouldn’t until game six against Saint Augustine’s), and led the CIAA in most offensive and defensive categories. Entering week five and the Prince Georges’ Classic against Bowie State, the Bears rightly felt that 2009 could be the season for another run at the CIAA title and a chance for the NCAA playoffs. In Bowie, the Bears were met by a determined Bulldog squad, ready to challenge the Bears and show their own dominance in the CIAA.

The Fayetteville State game had been circled on the calendar since the beginning of the season and was the last true test on the Bears’ calendar. Unfortunately for Shaw’s title hopes, the squad that played in Fayetteville did not resemble the team that had built a 5-1 record to that point. The team that led the nation in turnover margin coughed up the ball five times, while failing to take the ball away once from the Broncos. And the punting team which had been near the top of D-II all season long, managed only 23 yards per attempt, and muffed two snaps, leading to a safety in the closing minutes of the game that gave FSU the 29-28 win. The road to the playoff no longer was in Shaw’s control. Because of the head-to-head tiebreaker, FSU would have to lose two games for Shaw to have a chance. Easy wins over Chowan, Livingstone, and Johnson C. Smith added to the stat sheets and gave the Bears their best record under Coach Darrell Asberry, but the 29-28 loss to FSU meant the Bears were home for the CIAA Championship, the NCAA Playoffs and even the Pioneer Bowl. For a team that had all the right moves for all but a few minutes all season, the highlights were bittersweet, but were many. Pacifico finished the season sixth in the nation in punting, and Smith tied the D-II record with four pick sixes on the season and led the nation in interceptions. The team ranked among the top in the CIAA in almost every statistical category. The Bears played a strong season with what they felt were disappointing results in the end, but the groundwork both on the field and emotionally - have been laid for a strong 2010 campaign.

In a torrential rain that gave the playing field the consistency of chocolate pudding, the Shaw kicking game - all but perfect until that point in 2009 - missed three field goals in the fourth quarter, sending the game into overtime and the Bears to a heartbreaking double overtime defeat. But even that loss did not dampen the mood greatly. The Bears still led Division II in many categories, Vincent Pacifico still topped the punting lists, and Caleb Reid had yet to miss a point after attempt. Plus, the shot at the CIAA Championship game still rested in their hands. While cross-town rival Saint Augustine’s jumped to a quick 17-3 lead in their week six meeting, the Bears fought back in the second half. While the Falcons became the first team to score on the Bears in the third quarter all season (with a touchdown pass with less than two minutes remaining in the period), the Bears scored 19 of their own in the quarter and sailed to a 42-32 win.


Opposing teams saw cornerback Quintez Smith with the ball a great deal in 2009. Against JCSU, he gets a lead blocker in Gerald Kennedy.

2010 Shaw University Football

“Given the variables you’ve got going into a first game, I thought everyone did extremely well,” said Shaw Head Coach Darrell Asberry. “We still have some work to do, though. Offensively, we have to move more quickly.” The Shaw offense got off to a slow start – failing to get a single first down in the first quarter. But Smith’s first interception return for a touchdown tied the game at seven, countering Reggie Smith’s 68-yard punt return for ECSU. The two teams exchanged field goals, then the Vikings’ Cedric Blacknall topped off a 71-yard drive with a sixyard touchdown rush to give Elizabeth City State a 17-10 lead. On the following kickoff, Raymond Williams (So., Cleveland, OH) returned the ball 88 yards for a touchdown, tying the game at 17. With 30 seconds left in the first half, the Shaw offense got on the scoreboard with Julius Gregory (Jr., Portsmouth, VA) pulling in a Brandon Landers’ (Sr., Monroe, LA) pass for a 53-yard touchdown to tie the game at 24. Landers, a transfer from Grambling, came into the game in the second quarter, replacing starter Travis Robinson (Jr., Rockingham, NC). Robinson returned in the third quarter, with Landers back in the fourth. “We’ve done this in the past,” Asberry said of the rotating quarterbacks. “It worked then, so I see no reason to change. This is what you’re going to see the entire year.”

Game-By-Game Review - Shaw 54 ECSU 30

(Raleigh, NC) –Quintez Smith (Sr., Dublin, GA) tied an NCAA record by pulling in three interceptions, and returning them all for interceptions to help lead the Bears to a 54-30 win over Elizabeth City State University. The team also tied an NCAA with four interceptions returned for a touchdown when Micquel Johnson added another pick six late in the fourth quarter.

After a high scoring first half, both teams fell silent in the third, with no points scored. The two teams exchanged scores to begin the fourth quarter. With 8:05 left in the game, Smith pulled in his second interception of the evening; returning it for 70 yards, and giving Shaw a 37-30 lead. The rest of the game belonged to Shaw. A 48-yard Lyncon Shepherd (So., Mobile, AL) field goal, followed by interception returns by both Smith and Johnson led to the 54-30 final. Williams led the Bears with 57 yards rushing. Robinson finished the game one for nine for nine yards, while Landers was five for 11 for 161 yards. De’Andre Okonji (Sr., Upland, CA) had four receptions for 94 yards, leaving him four receptions short of tying the Shaw career receptions record.


Game-By-Game Review - Shaw 20 Bethune-Cookman 6

(Daytona Beach, FL) – On a sloppy field that slowed both offenses, Shaw University’s defense took over the game, recovering six fumbles and helping the NCAA Division II Bears beat home standing Bethune-Cookman of the Division I -FCS, 20-6. “It was a big test for us, and the weather certainly played to their strength with their running game,” said Shaw Head Coach Darrell Asberry. He continued, “I’m really proud of the way the defense went after them, and of how the offense kept its head and managed the ball.” The game started 25 minutes late because of a powerful storm that ripped through the area just before game time, leaving the field a quagmire, and making playing conditions difficult for both teams. Neither team managed to reach 300 yards on offense. The Wildcats, though, seemed to find their legs with their rushing game, with 248 yards, but six of their drives ended with lost fumbles, which directly led to 13 of the Bears’ 20 points. The very first drive had a hint of what was to come when a long snap sailed over quarterback Travis Robinson’s head. He managed to fall on the ball, keeping possession for the Bears. But it was only the first of many balls to wind up loose in the muddy field. Only three plays later, BCU suffered their first fumble when James Duplessis knocked the ball out of Antonio Cox’s hands after a successful pass. On the very next play, Robinson hit Jayson Royal for a 60-yard touchdown pass. From there, it became a ground-control game, as well as a challenge to see which team could hold onto the ball better. The beginning of the third quarter epitomized the game. BCU started their opening drive on the Shaw 43. After seven plays, the Wildcats had only gone nine yards and were facing fourth and 13. They went for it, and Matthew Johnson’s pass was intercepted by Gerald Kennedy. Two plays and three yards later, Robinson was picked off by Joe Morris. Two plays later, Brian Sumlar’s fumble was recovered by Isaiah Thomas. The Bears then managed a six-play 49-yard drive that ended with a 49-yard Vinny Pacifico punt. One play later, Callahan Bright recovered an Androse Bell fumble. Nearly ten minutes gone in the quarter and four of five drives ended with turnovers. The only score in the third was a 23-yard Caleb Reid field goal with just under three minutes to go in the quarter. Shaw’s only other touchdown came on a Raymond Williams 16-yard rush in the second quarter. Lyncon Shepherd’s 46-yard field goal rounded out the Shaw scoring. The Shaw defense held the Wildcats scoreless until the fourth quarter, when Sumlar rushed for 12 yards; the extra point failed.


2010 Shaw University Football

Shaw (3-0) suffered four fumbles and one interception while otherwise finding their legs on offense, breaking the 400-yard mark for the first time this season. The Shaw defense held Concordia (1-2) to 251 yards on offense, but allowed the Hornets to score twice in the fourth, making the game much closer that most had expected. “We underestimated them,” said Darrell Asberry. “Concordia’s a good team. They deserved to win the game. You don’t win with five turnovers. We have a lot of work to do before we think about winning championships.” The five turnovers - three in Concordia territory - consisted of four fumbles and an interception. Asberry continued, “We found a way to win despite the turnovers. That’s the only good thing you can say. We go back to work on Sunday. This wasn’t the Shaw Bears.” Shaw got an early wakeup call less than three minutes into the game when T’Chelpio Woods connected with Morris Benton for a 32-yard touchdown strike. The Bears then mounted a sustained drive, ending in an eight-yard touchdown pass from Travis Robinson to Alberto Johnson. Caleb Reid’s PAT tied the game. Shaw built the lead to 21-7 by the beginning of the fourth quarter, on the back of a 57-yard Williams rush and an Aaron Ellison, Jr. five-yard touchdown run – putting each of them one off the Shaw career record. Concordia opened the fourth quarter quickly, scoring only six seconds into the period when Woods and Morris connected for a 19-yard touchdown strike. Shaw stretched the lead back to 14 on a 24yard Williams rush, but saw that lead cut back to eight when Woods completed a 24yard pass to Jeffrey Ward, but the extra point was blocked.

Game-By-Game Review - Shaw 28 Concordia 20

(Raleigh, NC) –Raymond Williams scored two rushing touchdowns, tying the Shaw career record, and the Shaw defense made a critical stop on the Shaw seven yard line to hold on to a 28-20 win over Concordia College of Selma, AL.

The Bears then went three-and-out, but still managed to kill over two minutes on the clock. Vincent Pacifico’s punt of 55 yards was downed at the two, leaving the Hornets a 98-yard drive and two-point conversion away from the tie, with over three minutes to go. The drive went to the Shaw ten-yard line, but two of the three first downs came as a result of penalties against the Bears rather than the strength of the Hornet offense. On the last drive, Woods went two for ten, including three incomplete passes with the team at the Shaw seven-yard line. Williams was not the only tying career marks on the night. De’Andre Okonji tied the Shaw career record for receptions with a 25-yard pass from Robinson in the third quarter. Ellison is only one rushing touchdown from tying Williams for the career record.


Game-By-Game Review - Shaw 68 Lincoln (PA) 6

(West Grove, PA) – Aaron Ellison, Jr. and Raymond Williams each tied the Shaw single-game record by rushing for three touchdowns to help lead Shaw easily past Lincoln (PA) 68-6. Shaw also scored a safety, a fumble recovery in the end zone, an interception returned for a touchdown, a field goal, and a passing touchdown. The game was truly a tale of two halves. In the first, Shaw (4-0, 1-0 CIAA) outscored Lincoln (2-2, 0-1 CIAA) only 19-6, was penalized for 100 yards and committed two turnovers. In the second, Shaw held the Lions scoreless, scored 49 points, committed no turnovers and had only 56 yards in penalties. Coach Darrell Asberry said the message at half time was pretty basic. “I told them if they didn’t pull it together, we would have a practice when we got off the bus in Raleigh. We just have to keep focusing on this. We cannot continue to turn the ball over and commit penalties like that and expect to be a championship team.” Even with their two fumbles, the Bears continued to dominate in turnover margin. The Shaw defense picked off three passes and forced five fumbles to give the Bears a +6 turnover margin. Coming into the game, Shaw ranked third in Division II with a +8 turnover margin. After a safety and a field goal, Williams broke the Shaw career rushing touchdown record with a two-yard run late in the first quarter to make the score 12-0. With the score 12-6 Shaw, Ellison then scored his first TD of the night, a two-yard rush that left him one behind Williams for the career TD record. Williams opened the third quarter for the Bears with his second touchdown with a five-yard dash. Micquel Johnson then picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown. Ellison finished out the third quarter scoring with a one-yard dive into the end zone to give him a second touchdown and give the Bears a 40-6 lead. Ellison grabbed the tie for the record with another one-yard dive into the end zone to begin the fourth quarter. That touchdown also tied him with Shaw’s single game rushing touchdown record. Williams retook the career record with an eight-yard run less than two minutes later, and tied the single game record as well. Combined, Williams and Ellison rushed for 132 yards and their six combined touchdowns broke the Shaw single game team record for rushing touchdowns. To round out the scoring – and give more versatility to their game resume – the Bears scored on a 25-yard Tyrone Craig catch from Brandon Landers, and on Quintez Smith’s recovery of a fumble in the endzone. The 68 points ties the University’s record for points in a game (set in 2008 vs Chowan). In addition, with his first catch in the game, De’Andre Okonji broke the tie for career receptions. He was the leading receiver for the Bears with four receptions for 117 yards. Rico Brown led the Bear defense with six solo tackles. Smith had four solo tackles, the fumble recovery for a touchdown and broke up two passes.


2010 Shaw University Football

On a sloppy field besieged by constant rain, both teams went scoreless in the third and fourth quarters, but the Bears had their chances. The Shaw kickers, who had missed only one field goal in the first four games this season, missed three in the fourth quarter, including one as time ran out on the game. Shaw Head Coach Darrell Asberry discounted a muddy field as the cause of the kicking woes. “We just missed them,” he said. “The kicking game has been a strength all season. If I had to do it all over again, I would still make the decision to try those field goals.” The three missed field goal attempts came in a fourth quarter where neither team could mount a sustained offensive drive. Bowie State had two first downs, while Shaw had only one until their final drive in the last 38 seconds of the game. Asberry continued, “Bowie is a very good team. They are going to be a presence in the Eastern Division, and we knew that coming in. Watching from the sidelines, I felt we made mistakes, but we need to go back and evaluate the film. First of all, I need to go back and make sure I put them in the correct positions to win this game.” Shaw held a 17-3 lead with nine minutes left in the first half, but allowed the Bulldogs to score two unanswered touchdowns, making the score 17-17 at halftime. The deteriorating field conditions, perhaps more than the defenses, held the two teams scoreless in the second half. Shaw had no first downs in the third quarter, and only three in the fourth quarter – two on the final 38second drive. In the first overtime, both teams scored: Shaw on a Raymond Williams 24-yard run, and Bowie State on a two-yard Rodney Webb rush. In the second overtime, Shaw stopped the BSU offense for the first three plays, driving them back five yards. On fourth down, Bulldog quarterback Emmanuel Yeager hit Larry Dixon for a 30-yard completion for the touchdown.

Game-By-Game Review - Bowie State 31 Shaw 24 (2 OT)

(Bowie, MD) - Despite two rushing touchdowns from Raymond Williams and a defense that forced four turnovers, Shaw (4-1, 1-1 CIAA) lost in two overtimes to Bowie State, 31-24 (3-2, 2-0 CIAA) in the Prince Georges Classic.

On their possession, the Bears managed only three yards, giving Bowie the 31-24 win. The defense was the story for the Bears, as it has been most of the season. Going into the game, Shaw was first in all of Division II in turnover margin with a plus14 mark. Against BSU, Shaw collected four turnovers (two fumbles, two interceptions) and gave up only one (a Travis Robinson interception), giving them a plus -17 turnover margin on the season. Quintez Smith, who was second in Division II in interceptions going into the game, collected two more. He also had seven solo tackles and one assist, including three tackles for a loss.


Game-By-Game Review - Shaw 42 Saint Augustine’s 32

(Raleigh, NC) –Travis Robinson threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, becoming one of eight Bears to score as Shaw University defeated cross-town rival Saint Augustine’s. Shaw (5-1, 2-1 in the CIAA) came back from a 17-3 deficit late in the first half – reeling off 26 unanswered points on their way to the victory over Saint Augustine’s (1-5, 1-2 in the CIAA). Shaw Head Coach Darrell Asberry said his team’s sluggish first half performance might have been a “leftover” from last week’s double overtime loss to Bowie State. “We just weren’t as focused or disciplined as I want.” He continued, “I give this staff great credit for going in at halftime and making great adjustments.” Robinson connected with both Tyrone Bolden and Robert Brown III and scored on a one-yard quarterback keeper to lead the scoring. Robinson was seven for 14 for 83 yards, with one interception, while sharing time at quarterback. The only other Bear to score more than once was placekicker Caleb Reid who moved to 28 for 28 in point after attempts on the season with four tallies. He also scored on a 23-yard field goal. Saint Augustine’s jumped to a 17-3 lead with 3:10 left in the first half on a field goal from Adison Daniels, an 11-yard run from Arnold Mullins, and a LaBranzo Rish interception of Robinson that he returned 57 yards for a touchdown. With 1:04 left in the first half, Shaw started its comeback with Bolden’s TD grab. Brown started the third quarter with his touchdown. DeMarcus Roberson sacked Falcon quarterback Joaquin Green in the end zone for a safety, giving the Bears their first lead at 19-17. Robinson’s rushing touchdown, and Lyncon Shepherd’s 35-yard field goal brought the score to 29-17 for the Bears. The Falcons got back onto the scoreboard with 1:51 left in the third when Tyron Laughinghouse hauled in a five-yard pass from Kris Brownlee to pull the Falcons within five, 29-24. Gerald Kennedy returned a punt blocked by Antonio Dunn five yards to open the fourth quarter, and Raymond Williams closed out the Bears scoring with a three-yard run with 5:26 left in the game. Brownlee closed out the Falcon scoring with a six-yard run, with a two-point conversion on a Green rush. Aaron Ellison, Jr., led the Bears in rushing with 107 yards, including a key 28-yard dash to the Falcon one-yard line, setting up Robinson’s quarterback keeper. Williams ran for 79 yards, plus had 44 yards on kickoff returns. On defense, Rico Brown and Herbert Tanner each had four solo tackles and three assists. Kennedy had four tackles and two assists and forced a fumble in addition to his touchdown. Quintez Smith, who led Division II in interceptions coming into the game, picked off a pass while also tallying four solo tackles and one assist.


2010 Shaw University Football

All but three of Fayetteville’s points came either off a turnover, or on a drive that began with a turnover. Shaw fumbled twice and the two Shaw quarterbacks threw three interceptions. The punting team also struggled. In addition to giving up a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown, a snap sailed over the punter’s head and into the end zone for a Bronco safety, giving FSU the final 29-28 tally. “They capitalized off our mistakes,” said Shaw Head Coach Darrell Asberry. “That’s what a good team does. They beat us today. In spite of this loss, I must say that I am still proud of my team and proud of our coaches.” The tone for the game was set in the opening minutes. Less than a minute into the game, Jeffery Gowdy intercepted a Brandon Landers pass and returned it to the Shaw three. Two plays later, the Broncos held a 7-0 lead. Three minutes later, Gerard Atkinson picked off a Travis Robinson pass and returned it 72 yards for the touchdown and a 14-0 Bronco lead. Shaw fought back quickly, scoring on a 58-yard Landers pass to De’Andre Okonji and then on a 13-yard Aaron Ellison, Jr. rush, to tie the game before the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was all Fayetteville State’s. Austin Turner kicked a 28-yard field goal – the only Bronco points that did not result from a Shaw turnover, then Adrian Horton returned a blocked punt 13 yards, giving the Broncos the ten-point lead they carried into halftime. As it has most of the season, the third quarter belonged to Shaw. Through six games, the Bears had outscored their opponents 50-7 in the third.

Game-By-Game Review - Fayetteville State 29 Shaw 28

(Fayetteville, NC) – Shaw held the statistical edge throughout the game – 488 total yards versus 120 for Fayetteville State – but the Broncos forced five Bear turnovers and blocked two Shaw punts for a 29-28 win that all but ensures the Broncos the CIAA Western Division title.

Against the Broncos, Shaw scored on a 32yard pass from Landers to Jayson Royal and a 66-yard rush from Raymond Williams. The Bear defense held the Broncos scoreless, giving Shaw a four-point lead going into the fourth quarter. With less than a minute and a half gone in the fourth, Turner hit a 40-yard field goal to cut the Shaw lead to one point. That set the stage for the bad snap and safety, giving the Broncos a lead with 4:08 left in the game. The Broncos burned two minutes off the clock while going four and out, giving the Bears only two minutes to score. Shaw could only move the ball three yards in four plays and watched as FSU took a knee to end the game. Placekicker Caleb Reid was a perfect four for four on PATs. He now is 33 for 33 on the season, leading the nation.


Game-By-Game Review - Shaw 53 Chowan 20

(Murfreesboro, NC) – Brandon Landers threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a third on the way to Shaw University’s win over Chowan University 53-20. Defensive back Quintez Smith returned both a fumble recovery and an interception for touchdowns. The fourth interception for a TD ties Smith for the NCAA record. The Bears rolled up 453 yards of total offense, but only had 20:29 in time of possession on the game and had 11 fewer first downs on the evening. Despite 165 yards of offense in the first half, the Bears appeared to sputter, struggling to mount a sustained offensive drive. It wasn’t until the second half that they started firing on all cylinders. “I’m proud of how they responded,” said Head Coach Darrell Asberry. “Coming off of a tough loss (29-28 against Fayetteville State) last week, and off of a rough first half, they refocused in the second half and finally got all three phases working well. We’re still struggling to find a rhythm in the first half.” With 4:06 left in the half, Chowan quarterback C. J. Westler fumbled, and Smith scooped it up, returning it for 37 yards and a Shaw touchdown. But, for the first time all year (34 attempts), Caleb Reid missed the PAT, leaving the score at 13-6 Shaw. With time running out in the first half, Landers connected with Jayson Royal for 41 yards, which put the Bears deep in Hawk territory. Three plays later, Landers completed the scoring drive with a one-yard rush into the end zone, allowing Shaw to take a 20-6 lead into the locker room. The Bears actually had the ball for even less time in the second half (10:40 in the first, 9:49 in the second), but still managed to score 33 points, with major contributions in all three phases of the game. With just over 10 minutes left in the game, Smith tied the NCAA Division II record by intercepting a Westler pass and returning it 74 yards for a touchdown. The score gave the Bears a 40-13 lead. In addition to his two touchdowns, Smith had six solo tackles, four assists and broke up a pass. The interception against Chowan brings Smith’s total to eight on the season. He has scored six touchdowns on the year. “He’s been unbelievable for us,” said Asberry. “He does things you just can’t coach. We’re lucky to have him.” Williams finished the night with 95 yards rushing, 28 yards on kick returns and the two touchdowns. Gregory had 126 yards in receptions on the night. Landers was nine for 11 for 230 yards and two touchdowns passing. Robinson finished the night with 101 yards on a nine for 16 night.


2010 Shaw University Football

Shaw (7-2, 4-2 in the CIAA) held the Blue Bears (0-9, 0-6 in the CIAA) to only 99 yards of offense, while amassing 358 yards of their own. Despite the lopsided win, the Bears drive to a third straight CIAA championship was dealt a major blow as Fayetteville State defeated Saint Augustine’s 56-5. Shaw can only win the Western Division if Fayetteville loses to Livingstone next week, while the Bears beat Johnson C. Smith. Shaw got off to an early start when De’Andre Okonji returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown. Less than four minutes later, Robinson connected with Jayson Royal for an 18-yard strike and a 14-0 lead. After DeMarcus Roberson recovered a Livingstone fumble, the Bears scored on a 17-yard Ellison touchdown. The extra point was no good, leaving the score at 20-0 in favor of the Bears less than eight minutes into the game. The weather wrested control of the game from both teams midway through the first quarter. A driving rain made it difficult for either team to find a rhythm. Neither team mounted a drive of over six plays throughout the rest of the first half. The only scoring – a Jordan Beckham 26-yard field goal for Livingstone – came as a result of a bad snap on a Shaw punt. At the end of the first half, each team had only five first downs, and Livingstone had a single yard rushing. Livingstone had a total of 47 offensive yards and the Bears had only 91 yards of offense.

Game-By-Game Review - Shaw 54 Livingstone 3

(Raleigh, NC) – Marcus Brooks and Travis Robinson each threw for two touchdowns, Julius Gregory caught two touchdowns and Aaron Ellison rushed for two touchdowns as Shaw easily handled visiting Livingstone College 54-3 for a Homecoming win.

Livingstone’s offensive woes did not improve in the third quarter. Just over a minute into the period, Okonji blocked a Beckham punt into the end zone, giving the Bears a safety and a 22-3 lead. Ellison added a four-yard rushing touchdown, and Antonio Dunn scored on a twoyard run to bring the Bear lead to 34-3. Gregory then caught two seven-yard touchdown passes -- one from Robinson and one from Brooks. Brooks connected with Tyrone Craig for the two-point conversion to give Shaw a 48-3 lead. Brooks closed off the scoring with just over a minute left in the game when he connected with Tyrone Bolden for a 35-yard touchdown strike. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the final score 54-3. Shaw leading rusher Raymond Williams was injured early in the game, so Ellison shouldered most of the running load, with 16 carries for 86 yards. Quintez Smith, who leads NCAA Division II in interceptions, picked off another pass, bringing his season total to nine.


Game-By-Game Review - Shaw 50 Johnson C. Smith 0

(Raleigh, NC) –The schedule read “Senior Day,” but instead of simply accepting the accolades, the Bear seniors took the game in hand and easily defeated Johnson C. Smith 50-0. Senior receiver De’Andre Okonji caught one touchdown, had 125 yards on six receptions, and recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a second touchdown. Senior running back Aaron Ellison, Jr. rushed for 163 yards with one touchdown on 16 attempts – giving him a healthy 10.2 yards per rush average on the night. Senior James Duplessis had seven tackles, including two tackles for a loss, while his classmates Quintez Smith and Dwayne Moss had six and five tackles, respectively. But senior Travis Robinson may have outdone them all with 313 yards and four touchdowns on an 18 for 30 passing performance. “Robinson is just such a great kid,” said Shaw Head Coach Darrell Asberry. “And this game was super and is four years overdue for him. He’s going to make it in life just fine – he’s endured four years of Coach Asberry.” The Bears were dominant in all three aspects of the game, rolling up 596 yards of offense while holding the Golden Bulls to 217 yards. The Bears also blocked two punts – one recovered by Okonji in the end zone for a touchdown, and the other recovered in the end zone by JCSU for a Shaw safety. Okonji’s recovery of the punt blocked by Tyrone Bolden opened the scoring for Shaw, then Robinson connected with four different receivers for touchdowns: Okonji, Julius Gregory, Jayson Royal, and Tyrone Craig. Aaron Ellison broke a 34-yard run early in the third quarter to give Shaw a 34-0 lead. A few minutes later, Smith blocked a punt that was recovered by JCSU in the end zone for a safety. Craig caught a second touchdown, this one from Marcus Brooks, to close out the Shaw scoring, giving the Bears a 50-0 final tally, and giving the seniors – and the rest of the team – an evening to enjoy. Smith finishes the year tied with the NCAA Division II single season record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with four. In his final college game, Smith had six solo tackles, blocked the punt for the safety, and broke up a pass. The Bears finish the season with mixed emotions, however. At 8-2, Shaw has its best record since Asberry arrived at Shaw four years ago, but for the first time in three years, will not be returning to the CIAA Championship game. With a 5-2 conference record, they finished one game behind Fayetteville State, who beat Shaw 29-28 three weeks ago. “These guys deserve something better. It is just unacceptable,” Asberry said. “We let those two games (Fayetteville State and Bowie State) get away from us. It cost us. But this was still a special year.”


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Pass Offense Kickoff Returns Kickoff Coverage Pass Efficiency Sacks Against Turnover Margin

3rd -

Scoring Defense Total Defense Rushing Offense Rushing Defense Interceptions Field Goals Sacks By First Downs

Quintez Smith 1st - Interceptions Isaiah Thomas 46th - Tackles for Loss (tie)

CIAA Rankings - Individual Brandon Landers 1st – Passing Efficiency

2009 National and Conference Rankings

Division II National Rankings - Team

Vincent Pacifico 1st – Punting Caleb Reid 2nd – Scoring (Kicking) Quintez Smith 1st – Interceptions 2nd - Passes Defended Raymond Williams 1st - Scoring 1st - Scoring (Touchdowns) 2nd – Rushing 2nd – All Purpose Yards


The Shaw University Football Record Book

Single Game - Team

Single Game - Individual

Rushes – 60 vs.St. Paul's (11/4/06) Yards Rushing – 426 vs Webber International (11/8/03) Yards Per Rush – 8.7 vs. Webber Interntl (11/8/03) TD Rushes – 6 vs Lincoln (PA) (9/19/09) Pass Attempts – 54 vs. Carson-Newman (8/27/05) Pass Completions – 35 vs. Carson-Newman (8/27/05) Yards Passing – 455 vs. Chowan (10/18/08) TD Passes – 6 vs. Chowan (10/18/08) Total Plays – 91 Fayetteville State (10/4/03) Total Offense – 653 vs. Chowan (10/18/08) Yards Per Play – 16.6 vs. Edward Waters (9/8/07) Points – 68 vs. Chowan (10/18/08) / vs Lincoln (9/19/09) First Downs – 31 vs. Carson-Newman (8/27/05) Sacks – 14 vs Livingstone College (10/25/08) Interceptions By – 6 vs. Webber International (11/8/03) Turnovers – 7 vs. St. Augustine’s (9/18/04) Penalties – 19 (twice in 2008) Penalty Yards – 207 (twice in 2008)

TD Receptions – 2 multiple players Long Reception – 82 by Lenell King vs. Bowie State (9/27/08) De’Andre Okonji vs. Chowan (10/18/08) Field Goals – 3 by three players Long Field Goal – 56 yards by Lyncon Shepherd vs. Johnson C. Smith (10/31/08) Punts – 9 by William Sanders vs. Fayetteville St. (11/6/04) Calvin Grimes vs. Maine (9/23/06)

Single Game - Individual Rushes – 34 by Reginald Price vs. Saint Paul’s (11/4/06) Yards Rushing – 262 by Byron Cary vs Webber International (11/8/03) TD Rushes – 3 – seven tied Long Rush – 79 by Byron Cary vs. Webber Intl (11/8/03) Pass Attempts – 54 by Jermonty Kimbrough vs. Carson- Newman (8/27/05) Pass Completions – 35 by Jermonty Kimbrough vs Carson-Newman (8/27/05) Yards Passing – 433 by Jermonty Kimbrough vs. Carson- Newman (8/27/05) TD Passes – 5 by Jermonty Kimbrough vs Kentucky State University (10/30/04) Travis Robinson vs. Chowan (10/18/08) Long Pass – 82 by Travis Robinson twice Receptions – 10 by Kenneth Robinson vs. CarsonNewman (8/27/05) Yards Receiving – 166 by Mark Bransom vs. Elizabeth City State (10/25/03)


Punting Average – 49 by William Sanders vs. Johnson C. Smith (9/4/04) Longest Punt – 65 yards by William Sanders vs. Bowie State (10/11/03) Longest Punt Return – 69 yards by Robert Brown vs. Bowie State (10/27/07) Longest Kickoff Return – 97 by Robert Brown vs. Johnson C. Smith (10/31/08) Tackles – 18 by Christopher Peavy vs. Kentucky State University (10/30/04) Sacks – 3 by Louis Ellis vs. Livingstone (10/13/07) Tackles for Loss – 6 by Terrence Ford vs. Edward Waters (9/10/08)

Single Season - Team Rushes – 509 (2004) Yards Rushing – 2,122 (2008) Yards Per Rush – 4.8 (2008) TD Rushes – 24 (2008) Pass Attempts – 361 (2008) Pass Completions – 163 (2005) Yards Passing – 2,596 (2008) TD Passes – 28 (2008) Total Plays – 783 (2004) Total Offense – 4,718 (2008) Yards Per Play – 6.1 (2008) Points – 447 (2008) First Downs – 232 (2008) Sacks – 47 (2008) Interceptions By – 23 (2003) Penalties – 118 (2008) Penalty Yards – 1,179 (2008)

2010 Shaw University Football

The Record Watch

Rushes – 266 by Dion McIver (2004) Yards Rushing – 1,045 by Dion McIver (2004) TD Rushes – 12 by Raymond Williams (2009) Pass Attempts – 349 by Jermonty Kimbrough (2005) Pass Completions – 160 by Jermonty Kimbrough (2005) Yards Passing – 2,105 by Jermonty Kimbrough (2005) TD Passes – 20 by Travis Robinson (2008) Receptions – 47 by Mark Bransom (2003) Yards Receiving – 749 by Mark Bransom (2003) TD Receptions – 6 by Mark Bransom (2003) Lenell King (2008) De’Andre Okonji (2008) Julius Gregory (2009) PATs Attempted – 52 by Caleb Reid (2008 and 2009) PATs Made – 49 Caleb Reid (2008) Field Goals – 9 by Lyncon Shepherd (2008) Punts – 50 by William Sanders (2004) Punting Average – 39.6 by Vincent Pacifico (2009) Total Points – 82 by Byron Cary (2003) Punt Return Yards – 144 by Robert Brown (2008) Kickoff Return Yards – 502 by Raymond Williams (2008) Tackles – 114 by Christopher Peavy (2004) Sacks – 8 Louis Ellis (2008) Tackles for Loss – 21.5 by Louis Ellis (2008) Interceptions – 13 by Shawn Woodard (2003)

Career Records That Could Be Broken in 2009

Career - Individual Rushes – 402 by Dion McIver Yards Rushing – 2,139 by Raymond Williams TD Rushes – 23 by Raymond Williams Pass Attempts – 1,166 by Jermonty Kimbrough Pass Completions – 522 by Jermonty Kimbrough Yards Passing – 7,255 by Jermonty Kimbrough TD Passes – 50 by Jermonty Kimbrough Receptions – 92 by De’Andre Okanji Yards Receiving – 1,744 by De’Andre Okanji TD Receptions – 17 by De’Andre Okanji PATs Attempted – 97 by Caleb Reid PATs Made – 88 by Caleb Reid Field Goals – 14 by Ryne Powell and Lyncon Shepherd Punts – 90 by William Sanders Punting Average – 36.13 by William Sanders Total Points – 138 by Raymond Williams Punt Return Yards – 708 by Robert Brown Kickoff Return Yards – 933 by Robert Brown Tackles – 196 by Torrance Nunnelly Sacks – 16 by Louis Ellis Tackles for Loss – 44 by Louis Ellis Interceptions – 17 by Shawn Woodards

Rushing Attempts - Current Record 402 attempts Closing In - Raymond Williams with 382 Needs 20 to tie Highest Season to Date - 138(2009) TD Receptions - Current Record 17 Closing In - Julius Gregory with 11 Needs 6 to tie Highest Season to Date - 6 (2009) Field Goals - Current Record 14 Closing In - Lyncon Shepherd with 14 Needs 1 to break Highest Season to Date - 9 (2008) Caleb Reid with 11 Needs 3 to tie Total Points - Current Record 138 Closing In - Caleb Reid with 121 Needs 17 to tie Highest Season to Date - 67 (2008) Note - Raymond Williams holds record and could extend mark throughout season.

The Shaw University Football Record Book

Single Season - Individual

Kickoff Return Yards - Current Record 933 Closing In - Raymond Williams with 863 Needs 70 to break Highest Season to Date-502 (2008)

All-CIAA First Team Selections Player Robert Brown Byron Cary Edawn Coughman Louis Ellis Dion McIver Torrance Nunally Vincent Pacifico Oliver Pazdry Chris Peavy Robert Rhodes Quintez Smith Fred Sparkman Raymond Williams Shawn Woodard


Year 2007 2003 2009 2007, 2008 2003 2005 2009 2008 2004 2003, 2004 2009 2009 2009 2003, 2004

NOTE: All records are since the reinstatement of football at Shaw University (2003 Season)


Season-by-Season Results

The 2006 Season

The 2009 Season Head Coach: Darrell Asberry



8/29 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31

Elizabeth City State Bethune-Cookman Concordia (AL) Lincoln (PA) Bowie State Saint Augustine’s Fayetteville State Chowan Livingstone Johnson C. Smith

8-2 (5-2 in CIAA)




54-30 20-6 28-20 68-6 24-31 2OT 42-32 28-29 53-20 54-3 50-0

The 2008 Season Head Coach: Darrell Asberry

8-3 (7-1 in CIAA)





8/30 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/12 10/18 10/25 10/31 11/8

Albany State University L Edward Waters W Texas Southern L Lincoln (PA) W Bowie State W Saint Augustine’s L Fayetteville State W Chowan University W Livingstone W Johnson C. Smith W Elizabeth City State W (CIAA Championship Game)

10-27 55-13 29-40 56-7 41-10 16-27 19-12 68-13 55-7 62-35 36-7




9/3 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4

North Carolina Central Carson-Newman Edward Waters Maine Livingstone Bowie State Virginia Union Elizabeth City State Virginia State Saint Paul’s

8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29

8/25 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/30 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10

Miles W Edward Waters W Morehouse L Elizabeth City State W (OT) Johnson C. Smith W Saint Paul’s W Livingstone W Fayetteville State L Bowie State W Saint Augustine’s W Virginia Union W (OT) (CIAA Championship Game)

24-7 7-0 12-13 20-17 45-21 26-9 15-7 16-24 16-14 17-3 31-24

12-21 7-41 26-20 12-62 18-14 14-17 34-43 0-36 22-28 14-7

Carson-Newman Saint Augustine’s Edward Waters North Carolina Central Livingstone Bowie State Virginia Union Elizabeth City State Virginia State Saint Paul’s

5-5 (4-3 in CIAA) L L W L W W W (OT) W L L

Head Coach: Deondri Clark




24-45 0-33 24-6 31-37 49-27 22-20 48-41 24-7 10-43 14-21

The 2004 Season




Head Coach: Deondri Clark

9-2 (6-1 in CIAA)


3-7 (2-5 in CIAA) W/L

The 2005 Season

8/28 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6

The 2007 Season Head Coach: Darrell Asberry

Head Coach: Darrell Asberry

9-2 (5-2 in CIAA)

Livingstone W Johnson C. Smith W Edward Waters W Saint Augustine’s L Fayetteville State L Bowie State W Virginia Union W Elizabeth City State W Virginia State W Kentucky State W Fayetteville State W (CIAA Championship Game) Tuskegee University W (Pioneer Bowl - Mobile, AL)

17-7 49-14 21-12 6-34 14-24 24-17 10-9 21-0 14-7 34-28 10-7 30-28

The 2003 Season Head Coach: Deondri Clark 8/30 9/6 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8

Livingstone Johnson C. Smith Saint Augustine’s Edward Waters Fayetteville State Bowie State Virginia Union Elizabeth City State Virginia State Webber International

7-3 (4-3 in CIAA) W W W W L L L W W W

44-34 34-0 19-12 21-7 21-28 13-14 6-26 41-17 28-17 50-15

2010 Shaw University Football

NATIONAL RECOGNITION Our student-athletes have received the NCAA’s highest individual honors including winning the Walter Byers Scholarship Award (the NCAA’s top student-athlete) and the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS We have initiated national community partnerships with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

UNIQUE FISCAL MODEL We offer a unique fiscal model for intercollegiate athletics that redefine the institutional value for sponsoring sports and offering athletics scholarships.








10:00 AM 6:00 PM

September 11 September 18 September 25 October 2 October 9

“Shaw Pride Day” Elon University Catawba College Elizabeth City State University Livingstone College Johnson C. Smith University

Elon, NC Salisbury, NC Elizabeth City, NC Salisbury, NC Charlotte, NC

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 2:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM




6:00 PM




4:00 PM




1:00 PM

“SU Open House& Senior Day”

November 6 November 13

(Nationally Televised Competition) Saint Augustine’s College CIAA Championship

Raleigh, NC (away)


HOME GAMES SHOWN IN BOLD - * Designates CIAA Conference Game Home Games Played at Southeastern Raleigh High School (2600 Rock Quarry Way, Raleigh, NC)

**October 30, 2010 Game will be played at Durham County Stadium (2700 Duke Street, Durham, NC 27704)**

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