Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - Delaware State quarterback Nick Elko and Howard linebacker Keith Pough have been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively.
Elko, a redshirt senior, led the MEAC in passing yards (2,828), passing yards per game (257.1), completions (259) and pass attempts (412). He also threw for 15 touchdowns against only five interceptions.
Pough, also a redshirt senior, averaged 7.2 tackles per game and collected 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He became the career leader in tackles for loss in the Football Championship Subdvision with 72.
Bethune-Cookman's Terrance Hackney was named the MEAC's offensive lineman of the year and Brian Jenkins the coach of the year, while Howard's Damon Greshman Chisholm earned the rookie of the year honor.
All-MEAC First Team
QB - Nick Elko, R-Sr., Delaware State
RB - Isidore Jackson, R-Sr., Bethune-Cookman
RB - Jeremiah Schwartz, Sr., Hampton
TE - Joseph Hawkins, Jr., Norfolk State
WR - Tarvis Tarpley, R-Jr., Delaware State
WR - Justin Wilson, R-Jr., Delaware State
WR - Travis Harvey, R-Sr., Florida A&M
OL - Terrance Hackney, Jr., Bethune-Cookman
OL - William Robinson, R-So., North Carolina A&T
OL - Joshua Matthews, So., Howard
OL - Nail Muradymov, R-Jr., Delaware State
C - Eugene Solomon, R-Sr., Bethune-Cookman
DL - LeBrandon Richardson, Jr., Bethune-Cookman
DL - Lyden Trail, R-So., Norfolk State
DL - Stephen Young, Sr., North Carolina Central
DL - Damon Greshham Chisholm, Fr., Howard
LB - Keith Pough, R-Sr., Howard
LB - Jarkevis Fields, R-Jr., Bethune-Cookman
LB - Ernest Adjei, Sr., Delaware State
DB - Nick Addison, Jr., Bethune-Cookman
DB - Davon Moore, So., Delaware State
DB - D'Vonte Graham, Jr., North Carolina A&T
DB - Julien David, Jr., Howard
P - Dylan Shaddix, Jr., Norfolk State
P/K - Chase Varnadore, R-So., Florida A&M
Return - Arthur Goforth, Sr., North Carolina Central.