Ray Tabbed to CIAA All-Rookie Team
CHARLOTTE, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), in conjunction with the Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association, announced the 2016 CIAA All-Rookie Football Team on Tuesday afternoon. Chowan University's Aaron Ray earned a spot on the CIAA All-Rookie Team as an offensive lineman.
Ray, hailing from Graniteville, South Carolina, competed in seven games for the Chowan Blue and White this season. His efforts on the offensive line allowed the Hawks to roll up 3,270 offensive yards while compiling a 5-2 record during that span.
Devon Hunt (Shaw) and Stevie Green (Fayetteville State) highlight this season's rookie squad as Defensive and Offensive Rookies of the Year.
Freshman middle linebacker Hunt of Shaw University has been announced this year's Defensive Rookie of the Year. Also named to the All-CIAA Second Team, Hunt accounted for 57 total tackles, including 28 solo, for an average 8.1 tackles per game. He was named Rookie of the Week twice and Linebacker of the Week once.
The 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year is running back Green of Fayetteville State University. The redshirt freshman ranks #4 in the conference with 866 rushing yards, an average 123.7 yards per game. Green has scored 4 touchdowns in conference play with high longest carry reaching 76 yards.