The Times West Virginian

November 20, 2013

FSU’s Davis named first-team All-MEC

Three others earn league honors


Times West Virginian

BRIDGEPORT — Four Fairmont State football players earned All-MEC honors as announced by the league office Tuesday.

Garrett Davis earned first team honors, while Chris Barfield and Jacob Jean-Charles garnered second team accolades. Running back Dawrence Roberts rounded out the FSU honorees by receiving honorable mention.

Davis, a senior from Havana, Fla., led the team with 104 tackles (79 solo), 16 TFL, four sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior. The linebacker also broke up two passes and blocked a kick this season. Davis finished fourth in the MEC, averaging 10.4 tackles per game as a senior. Davis ended his FSU career in third place in total tackles (356) and first in solo tackles (246).

Barfield, a junior from Cary, N.C., anchored the FSU offensive line that helped the rushing attack average 122.3 yards per game and gave up just 25 sacks this season. Barfield was also named Preseason All-American by USA Football, earning honorable mention honors.

Jean-Charles, a freshman from Miami, Fla., led the FSU secondary with 39 tackles, seven pass break-ups, an interception and fumble recovery this season. Jean-Charles started each of the 10 games for the Falcons at left cornerback, usually guarding the opponents’ top wide receiver. Jean-Charles returned his interception against Shepherd 38 yards for an FSU touchdown.

Roberts, a senior transfer from Grambling, led the FSU rushing attack with 151 carries for 668 yards and four touchdowns this season. Roberts averaged 66.8 yards per game and 4.4 yards per carry for the Falcons. The senior earned MEC offensive player of the week honors after rushing for 175 yards against West Virginia State.

Quarterback D.J. Mendenhall of Urbana was named Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, defensive lineman Robert Hayes of Shepherd the Defensive Player of the Year and Shepherd head coach Monte Cater the Coach of the Year. In addition, running back Jabre Lolley of Shepherd has been named the Mountain East Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year, and Shepherd linebacker Octavius Thomas the Defensive Freshman of the Year.

All-MEC First Team: QB: D.J. Mendenhall (Urbana), RB: Allen Cross (Shepherd), RB: Rahmann Lee (Glenville State), RB: Pedro Powell (Notre Dame), FB/H-Back: Jonathan Hammer (Shepherd), Utility: John Knox (Charleston), WR: Jack Foy (Notre Dame), WR: James Long (UVa-Wise), WR: Joe Webb (Urbana), TE: Ray J. Brown (Notre Dame), OL: Jordan Dixon (Shepherd), OL: Doniel Gambrell (Notre Dame), OL: Justin Johnson (Charleston), OL: Rustin Mayorga (Concord), OL: Jon Rasnick (Glenville State), OL: Isaiah Shelton (Shepherd), DL: Michael Franklin (Shepherd), DL: Robert Hayes (Shepherd), DL: Gary Henderson (Glenville State), DL: Howard Jones (Shepherd), DL: Nate Maleski (West Liberty), DL: Demetrius Reddick (Charleston), LB: Levi Barber (Shepherd), LB: Garrett Davis (Fairmont State), LB: Matt Kelly (Charleston), LB: Jake Lilly (Concord), LB: D’Gary Wallace (Urbana), DB: Marquis Bradley (West Liberty), DB: Darren Elliott (Glenville State), DB: Ike Gibson (Charleston), DB: Davon Marion (Concord), DB: Corey Washington (Shepherd), K: Ryan Earls (Shepherd), P: Andrew Huska (Concord), KR/PR: C.J. Davis (Shepherd)

All-MEC Second Team: QB: Jeremy Musselman (West Virginia Wesleyan), RB: Calvinaugh Jones (Concord), RB: Jabre Lolley (Shepherd), RB: David Hill (Urbana), FB/H-Back: Taylor Franz (Charleston), Utility: Ben Nester (Concord), WR: Connor Arlia (West Virginia Wesleyan), WR: Tiko Henderson (Concord), WR: Lavaughn Hughes (West Virginia Wesleyan), TE: Jon Cabral-Ramsey (West Virginia State), OL: Chris Barfield (Fairmont State), OL: Coleman Osborne (Concord), OL: Hussam Ouri (Shepherd), OL: Kyle Revis (Charleston), OL: Sawyer Russell (West Liberty), OL: Kyle Wallace (Urbana), DL: Derrick Bavol (Notre Dame), DL: Xavier Tyler (Shepherd), DL: Kyle Ferguson (Urbana), DL: Marcus Spearman (West Virginia Wesleyan), DL: Rockford Stone (Charleston), LB: Justin Avery (Charleston), LB: Kevin Chapple (Urbana), LB: Hayden Davis (Notre Dame), LB: Andre Farimo (West Liberty), LB: De’Ontre Johnson (Shepherd), LB: Octavius Thomas (Shepherd), DB: Romell Haley (West Virginia State), DB: Antonio Harris (West Virginia Wesleyan), DB: Jacob Jean-Charles (Fairmont State), DB: Jovantae Johnson (West Liberty), DB: David McComas (Urbana), DB: Torie Wagner (Charleston), K: Bryan Arbes (West Liberty), P: Griffin Yocum (West Liberty), KR/PR: James Long (UVa-Wise)

Honorable Mention: QB: Ray Russ (Notre Dame), RB: Michael Anderson (West Virginia Wesleyan), RB: Dawrence Roberts (Fairmont State), RB: Leighton Settle (Charleston), FB/H-Back: Shaun Workinger (Concord), WR: Robert Byrd (Shepherd), WR: Mikhail Morgan (Notre Dame), WR: Dylan Potts (West Liberty), WR: Delvon Purvis (Glenville State), WR: Zach Schademan (West Virginia Wesleyan), TE: Dalton Brindo (Concord), OL: Tyler Billings (Concord), OL: Leon Hill (Glenville State), OL: Brian Harp (Notre Dame), OL: Zack Turley (West Liberty), OL: Ricardo Figueroa (West Virginia State), OL: Cody Parker (Concord), DL: Keith Ferguson (Concord), DL: Sam Lester (West Virginia State), DL: Ervin Moore (Concord), DL: Anthony Pyle (Concord), DL: Darnell Vickers (West Liberty), LB: T’ontray Billups (UVa-Wise), LB: Austin Dotson (Concord), LB: James Johnson (Glenville State), LB: Desmond Holley (West Virginia Wesleyan), LB: Lamar Ross (Urbana), LB: Mitch Rowell (West Virginia State), LB: Mike Savage (West Virginia Wesleyan), DB: Josh Clark (Concord), DB: Dontrewell Kelley (Shepherd), DB: Jake Krupko (Urbana), DB: Mo May (Notre Dame), DB: Demetrius Quarles (Glenville State), DB: Terry Reese (Glenville State), K: Andrew Ellington (Concord), P: Troy McNeill (Shepherd), KR/PR: Mike Fields (Notre Dame).