Bears’ Tight End named MEAC All-Conference First Team

BALTIMORE, Md. — Senior tight end Lamont Bryant is the lone Moran State player on the 2011 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference all-conference first team, as announced by the league office.

Bryant, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound senior from Newport News, Va., was voted to first team status while Bears’ teammates Lawrence Brewer, Travis Davidson and Zary Stewart were named to the second team. Brewer is a senior offensive tackle, Davidson is a junior running back and Stewart, a senior, was selected to the second team as a defensive end.

The all-conference teams are selected through voting of the MEAC’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Bryant, who grabbed five passes for 55 yards as a junior in 2010, had a breakout year in 2011 with 21 receptions, 371 receiving yards and two touchdowns. His receptions yardage was the best this season for a tight end in the conference.

Bryant had a catch in 10 of 11 games played, including four games with three or more catches and he posted two receptions for a season-high 79 yards and a touchdown in a Homecoming victory against Savannah State.

Brewer, who was one of the Bears’ five co-captains this season, finished as an All-MEAC selection for the second time. The senior tackle from Fort Washington, Md., was a mainstay for the Bears offensive line unit and was the Bears’ top-graded blocker in eight of the 11 weeks.

Davidson, a product of Redford, Mich., made an immediate impact ever since he was inserted into the starting lineup on Sept. 10 at Bowling Green. In fact, Davidson took his first carry 61-yards to the endzone. He completed the season ranked No. 4 in the MEAC in rushing with 144 carries for 796 yards (5.1 avg) and seven touchdowns. He also had two 100-yard games, including a season-best 133 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown at Bethune-Cookman.

Stewart, an Upper Marlboro, Md. product, was a relentless pass rusher for the Bears this season. The 6-4, 260-pounder was ranked No. 6 in the MEAC in sacks (6), T-No. 8 in tackles for loss (13) and completed the season with 44 tackles (28 solo.

The 2011 Bears finished with a 5-6 record in Donald Hill-Eley’s 10th season at Morgan State and tied for fifth in the MEAC. Norfolk State and Old Dominion –will be competing this weekend in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Leonard L. Haynes IV
Morgan State University ? Media Relations Director

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