CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- Eddie Johnson, a Virginia Union redshirt junior linebacker, was named the CIAA linebacker of the week for making 16 tackles, three tackles for losses and forcing and recovering a fumble in the Panthers’ season-opening loss to LIU Post. The 16 tackles are the sixth most in a single game in Union football history.
Bryant Frazier (Meadowbrook), a Virginia State senior defensive lineman, was named the CIAA’s defensive lineman of the week after the Trojans’ season-opening win at Lenior-Rhyne. Frazier finished the win with seven tackles, 2½ sacks and three tackles for losses.
Virginia State coach Reggie Barlow was named coach of the week after winning his debut as the Trojans’ head coach.