Local College Awards
Cris Page #13
CATAWBA COLLEGE | DEFENSIVE END
Cris Page has had a big impact on the Catawba Indians defense since joining the team in 2016 as a defensive back. Page had a standout season in 2017 where he recorded 45 tackles, 3 interceptions and 12 pass breakups, among other things. Page was a first team All-SAC pick and a first team Hansen All-Region selection in 2017 during his sophomore season. Page is on track to beat his numbers in every category this season already have recorded 38 tackles and 3 interceptions. Page is from Atlanta, GA where he attended Heritage High School. While at Heritage Page was a star defensive player. He earned Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 after leading the state in interceptions, as well as being named an All-region performer. Page will be graduating with a degree in communications.
Bryce Perry-Martin #40
DAVIDSON COLLEGE | DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Bryce Perry-Martin is a senior defensive tackle for the Davidson Wildcats. Perry-Martin has been a staple on the Davidson defensive line since he arrived on campus in 2016. The Spring Lake, N.C., product has played in all but one game in his career and started in every game since the start of his sophomore season. A 2018 All-Pioneer Football League second team selection, Perry-Martin led the league in tackles for loss with 15.0. He also earned PFL All-Conference honorable mention status in 2017 and was a 2019 Preseason All-Defensive Team selection. Perry-Martin was a two-way player at Pine Forest High school. He served as team captain in 2015 leading the team in tackles and sacks. Perry-Martin was named All-Conference, selected team’s MVP and a member of the National Honor Society. He was also an All-Conference track and field athlete. Perry-Martin has single game highs of 13 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and a game with two sacks. He will graduate in May with a degree in Communication.
Devin Mines #20
GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY | OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
Mines has played in every game since being at Gardner-Webb making a big impact on the defense. He began his collegiate career as a strong safety where he made his presence known by breaking up passes, forcing fumbles and recording over 100 total tackles. In 2018, he finished the season with 63 total tackles, 39 of which were solo and five broken up passes that tied him for second-best on the team. For the 2019 season, Mines was moved to outside linebacker and has the potential to emerge as an All-Conference candidate.
Mines attended Mallard Creek High School where he had a breakout season in 2015 which led the Mavericks to their third consecutive state championship. For the 2015 season, Mines recorded 98 total tackles, 12 pass breakups and two interceptions.
Emanuel Wilson #5
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY | RUNNING BACK
Emanuel Wilson is a top running back in Division II football for Johnson C. Smith where he is currently ranked fourth in the nation. Wilson leads the CIAA in rushing with 992 yards. After putting up 265 yards on 12 carries with three of those being touchdowns against Benedict, Wilson was named Boxtorow Player of the Week. Wilson attended high school at North Mecklenburg in Huntersville, NC. Wilson’s varsity play began as a sophomore where he played in just five games but racked up 491 yards. As a senior, Wilson rushed for just shy of 2,000 yards on 214 carries with 23 touchdowns. Wilson finished his high school career with 3,806 yards and 44 total touchdowns.Wilson is currently studying sports management.
Alex Highsmith #5
CHARLOTTE 49ers | DEFENSIVE END
Alex Highsmith is a red-shirt Senior at UNC Charlotte where he has become a key player in the Forty-Niner defense. Since his red-shirt freshman season in 2016, Highsmith has played in all but one game for the Forty-Niners and has started every game since the beginning of the 2018 season. At Eugene Ashley High School, Highsmith was a standout player his senior year. He was named a second-team all-area and first team all-Mideastern Conference player in his last season with the Screaming Eagles as well as team captain and MVP by head coach, Michael Propst. In his junior season, Highsmith was named Most Improved Player after recording 68 tackles and two forced fumbles throughout the season. Highsmith was also a member of the basketball and baseball teams at Eugene Ashley. Remaining on A/B Honor throughout high school, Highsmith went on to become a member of the National Honors Society. Highsmith will graduate with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in American Studies.
McLean Robertson #15
WINGATE UNIVERSITY | PLACEKICKER
McLean Robertson is a junior placekicker for Wingate University where he has started for the last two seasons. Robinson currently leads the South Atlantic Conference in with made field goals and is second in the league with points. Robertson was named to the first team All-SAC in 2018 after missing only two field goals on the season and hitting 51-of-54 extra points. Three of Robertson’s field goals were of at least 40 yards with the his longest being 46 yards. Robertson attended River Bluff High School in Lexington, SC where led the special teams in kickoffs. Robertson is a mathematics/business major with a physics minor at Wingate University.