2017 CIAA All-Rookie Football Team Announced



CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), with its Football Coaches Association and Sports Information Directors Association, announces the 2017 CIAA All-Rookie Football Teams.

Elvin De La Rosa (Fayetteville State University) and Donshel Jetton (Fayetteville State University) highlight this season’s rookie squad as Defensive and Offensive Rookies of the Year.

Freshman defensive back Elvin De La Rosa of Fayetteville State University has been announced this year’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. De La Rosa accounted for 40 total tackles, including 18 solos, for an average 4.0 tackles per game. He recorded one interception and one sack on the season, which assisted in the overall victory over Winston-Salem State University to help FSU advance to the 2017 CIAA Football Championship.

The 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year is running back Donshel Jetton of Fayetteville State University. The freshman finished the season with 503 rushing yards, an average 50.3 rushing yards per game. Jetton has scored 6 touchdowns overall with a career-long kickoff return of 80 yards.

On Saturday, November 11 the Trojans of Virginia State University will take on the Broncos of Fayetteville State University for the 2017 CIAA Football Championship title. The contest will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET at Salem Stadium in Salem, Virginia. Tickets are now available through Ticketmaster. The game will broadcast live via the ASPiRE TV Network.


Defensive Rookie of the Year

#19 DB Elvin De La Rosa Fayetteville State 6-1 190  Fr. Winston-Salem, NC


All-Rookie Defense

#19 DB Elvin De La Rosa Fayetteville State 6-1 190 Fr. Winston-Salem, NC
#8 DE Keyshawn James Fayetteville State 6-3 270 Fr. Cayce, SC
#24 DB Will Adams Virginia State 6-2 180 r-Fr. Richmond, VA
#50 P Jake Ford St. Augustine’s 6-2 200 r-Fr. Victoria, Australia
#58 DE Sa’Von Williams Johnson C. Smith 6-4 240 Fr. Darlington, SC
#1 LB Nigel Peele Fayetteville State 6-1 230 Fr. Greensboro, NC
#96 DL Rafiq Abdul-Wahid Chowan 6-3 285 Fr. Baltimore, MD
#8 DB Jaleel Scroggins Shaw 5-10 180 Fr. Raleigh, NC
#17 DB Kevin Sherman Shaw 5-10 170 Fr. Powder Springs, GA
#31 DB Brandon Barnes Fayetteville State 5-11 185 Fr. Charlotte, NC
#26 DB Demonte Hines St. Augustine’s 5-9 160 Fr. Washington, DC


Offensive Rookie of the Year

#6 RB Donshel Jetton Fayetteville State 5-8 200 Fr. Mooresville, NC


All-Rookie Offense

#6 RB Donshel Jetton Fayetteville State 5-8 200 Fr. Mooresville, NC
#12 WR Daniel Bender Shaw 5-8 180 Fr. Jacksonville, FL
#18 QB Bryce Witt Chowan 6-3 195 Fr. Sutherland, VA
#4 QB Richard Latimer Fayetteville State 6-0  190 Fr. Charlotte, NC
#92 K Cesar Alfaro Virginia State 5-6 160 Fr. Alexandria, VA
#88 K Jefferson Souza Virginia Union 6-1 185 Fr. Deerfield Beach, FL
#56 OL Tremaine Roundtree St. Augustine’s 6-3 300 Fr. Miami, FL
#75 OL Matthew Curry Virginia Union 6-4 370 Fr. Durham, NC
#82 WR Jaiden Reavis Virginia Union 5-9 175 Fr. Richmond, VA
#81 WR Ra’Cee Lucas Chowan 6-2 195 Fr. Chesapeak, VA
#16 QB Demetrius Lewis St. Augustine’s 6-5 200 r-Fr. Columbia, SC
#10 WR Bruce Davis Fayetteville State 6-2 195 Fr. Greensboro, NC


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