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Three Panthers Earn Weekly CIAA Honors

October 29, 2018

Virginia Union University's Tabyus Taylor, Jacoby Blackmon and Jefferson Souza have earned CIAA Player of the Week honors, the CIAA announced on Monday, October 29.

Taylor, a sophomore running back from Hopewell, Va., was named the CIAA Offensive Back of the Week.  He rushed for 231 yards and four touchdowns in VUU's 53-0 win over Elizabeth City State. He now has 19 rushing touchdowns on the season, second only to Andre Braxton's school-record of 28 rushing touchdowns.

Blackmon, a junior defensive tackle from Belle Glade, Fla., was named the CIAA Defensive Lineman of the Week.  Blackmon led the Panthers with nine tackles in VUU's 53-0 win over Elizabeth City State. He also had a sack and 3.5 tackles for a loss of 19 yards.

Souza, a sophomore kicker from Deerfield Beach, Fla., was named the CIAA Special Teams Player of the Week.  Souza hit 3 of 4 field goal attempts and went 4-for-6 on extra points. He accounted for 13 of VUU's 53 points in the Panthers' win over Elizabeth City State. He now has 38 PATs on the season, the fourth-highest total in VUU school history.

Virginia Union wraps up the 2018 regular season by playing Virginia State University at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, at Hovey Field in Richmond, Va.