Local College Awards

Marquise Fleming

Wingate University |

Defensive end
6-1, 230 · redshirt sophomore
Charlotte, NC

Wingate University redshirt sophomore defensive end Marquise Fleming is listed in the NCAA Division II Top 20 in tackles for loss (13.5) and quarterback sacks (6.5) entering the last month of the 2022 season. Fleming opened South Atlantic Conference play with a huge Tusculum game recording nine tackles, seven of those being solo, three QB hurries, three QB sacks, and three tackles for loss.
Thanks to the play of Fleming and his teammates, Wingate is No. 2 in the nation in scoring defense, allowing only 9.29 points per game. The Bulldogs lead the SAC in rushing defense, passing defense, and scoring defense.
At Wingate, Fleming has played in 14 games, recording 59 total tackles, 22 solo, and 37 assisted tackles.
Fleming is 6’1” and 230 pounds. He is from Charlotte, NC, and attended Olympic High School. In the classroom, Fleming is a finance major with a management minor.

Kaedon Jenkins

Davidson College |

6-0, 195 · senior
Jacksonville, Al

Kaedon Jenkins is a senior cornerback from Jacksonville, Alabama. Three games into this season, Jenkins accumulated nine total tackles including two TFLs and broken up five passes.
He played in all 11 games for the Wildcats his junior season, tallying 43 total tackles, 31 of them solo. Additionally, he recorded two TFLs and nine pass breakups. As a sophomore, Jenkins made 25 tackles, and 21 solos with six pass breakups, and closed out the season on defense in his hometown in Davidson’s first FCS playoff appearance in program history. His freshman year saw him start in two games with an interception, 15 tackles and an appearance on the PFL Academic Honor Roll.
Off the field, Jenkins is studying computer science and is a member of the competitive coding team at Davidson. Additionally, he is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and participates in Davidson Football’s P.A.C.E. Initiative – where student-athletes seek to deal with social injustice through progress, advocating, cooperating, and educating.

Tray Dunson

Gardner-Webb University |

6-2, 221 · senior
Franklin, GA

Tray Dunson is a senior linebacker for the Bulldogs. At 6’2, 221 pounds, Dunson is one of the Big South’s most athletic linebackers. Dunson has played in 27 career games at Gardner-Webb with 63 total tackles. Dunson is in his second year as a full-time starter and has played in 9 games with 22 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and an interception return for 46 yards.
In the fall 2021 season, Dunson started the season opener at Georgia Southern, where he had four tackles, 3 of them solo. Dunson was subsequently injured, qualifying him for a redshirt. During the spring of the 2021 season, Dunson had 22 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, half a sack, and one pass breakup during the spring season. As a freshman, he played in 10 games with 15 tackles and a sack.
Dunson hails from Franklin, GA, and played at Heard County High School, where he helped the team earn a 13-2 record and won the Class 2A State Championship. He was a two-time All-Region selection at receiver and finished his senior season with 40 tackles on defense.

Chris Reynolds

Charlotte University |

5-11, 202 · senior
Mocksville, NC

Chris Reynolds, of Mocksville, North Carolina, is the all-time Charlotte 49ers leading passer. Reynolds has been the team captain for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 seasons. During his time as quarterback, Reynolds has a career total of 9271 passing yards and 76 passing touchdowns. Reynolds boasts six fourth-quarter/overtime game-winning drives in his career and four game-winning touchdown passes in the final minute or overtime in his career.
Reynolds has earned many awards throughout his college career, which include three-time Maxwell Award Watch List for college football’s top player, a three-time Manning Award Watch List, a two-time Watch Lister for the Davey O’Brien Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Reynolds is a former walk-on that was recognized as a 2021 Burlsworth Trophy Semifinalist, which is awarded to the top college player that began their career as a walk-on.
Reynolds has also achieved success in the classroom as a member of the 2021 Conference USA All-Academic Team.

Calvin Stephens

Catawba College |

Defensive back
6-0, 200 · redshirt sophomore
Salisbury, NC

Calvin Stephens is a defensive back from Bessemer City, NC, and is in his third year with the Catawba football team. Stephens is a 6’, 200 pounds, redshirt sophomore for Catawba. He has played in 16 career games with the Indians and recorded 25 solo tackles and 16 tackle assists for 39 tackles while in a Catawba uniform. Stephens also has two interceptions and five pass breakups.
In this 2022 season, Stephens had a high of 6 total tackles at Marshall Hill. Of those tackles, he had 2 solo, and 4 assisted. Against Shorter, Stephens had 4 solo and 1 assisted tackle.
In his second year, he played 9 games for the Indians and recorded 15 tackles and 6 tackle assists for a high of 21 tackles. In Stephens’s first year with the Catawba football team, he had 2 solo tackles and 2 tackle assists for a total of 4 tackles.

Tyrell Jackson

Johnson C. Smith |

6-2, 200 · Junior
Easley, SC

Tyrell Jackson is a 6’2” Junior from Easley, South Carolina. Jackson attended Wren High School and is a quarterback for the Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls.
This 2022 season Jackson has a total of 1240 yards. Jackson’s longest pass was for 86 yards at Chowan University. Jackson has a total of 6 touchdowns through mid-season, with a career-high of 2 passing touchdowns at Chowan. He also had a career-high of 371 passing yards at Bluefield State University.
Against Lincoln University, Jackson threw for 211 yards on 17-of-29 passes and a touchdown. When the Golden Bulls played Shaw University, Jackson put up 259 yards, and a touchdown. The Golden Bulls put together 325 yards of total offense, including 66 on the ground and 259 through the air against Shaw.

Reggie Bryant

Johnson C. Smith University |

Luke Cerasi

Catawba College |

Luke Martin

Charlotte 49ers |

Ryder Martin

Wingate University |

James Ellis, II

Gardner-Webb University |

Cole Foley

Davidson College |