Monday, August 1, 2016

Norfolk State Football Preview

NORFOLK, Virginia -- The Norfolk State football team has been predicted to finish sixth in the MEAC this season according to the preseason poll of head coaches and sports information directors. In addition, seven Spartans were named to the preseason All-MEAC teams when the conference released its preseason awards and predictions at the annual media day event in downtown Norfolk on Friday.

NSU senior quarterback Greg Hankerson, junior defensive lineman Chris Lee, senior cornerback Sandy Chapman and senior kicker Cameron Marouf were voted to the preseason All-MEAC second team. Senior running back Gerard Johnson, sophomore defensive lineman Walter Brantley and sophomore kick returner Marcus Taylor were named to the third team.

Hankerson is the MEAC's returning leader in total offense after amassing 2,475 yards rushing and passing last year, his first season at NSU after transferring from Florida Atlantic. Hankerson passed for 2,052 yards with 13 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He also led NSU with 423 rushing yards and scored three times on the ground, including TD runs of 77 and 57 yards.


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