NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Nine members of the Southern Connecticut State University football team – junior offensive lineman William Chaffin
(Amston, Conn.), junior wide receiver Willie Epps
(Norwalk, Conn.), senior defensive back Michael Escobar
(Danbury, Conn.), senior placekicker Christopher Hazelton
(Bristol, Conn.), senior defensive lineman Ikponmwosa Igbinosun
(Rahway, N.J.), senior linebacker Sam-uel Johnson
(Newark, N.J.), senior wide receiver Andre Privott
(Middletown, Conn.), senior linebacker Chevar Rankins
(Middletown, Conn.) and senior running back Rashaad Slowley
(Mount Vernon, N.Y.) – have earned year-end honors from the Northeast-10 Conference. Slowley was selected as the league's Most Valuable Player and was one of three Owls to earn First-Team honors along with Hazelton and Igbinosun. Chaffin, Epps, Escobar, Johnson, Privott and Rankins were all tabbed for the Second-Team.
Slowley, a 2011 Harlon Hill Award candidate, enjoyed a record-breaking season this fall, as he set new SCSU single-season marks with 29 touchdowns and 174 points. He currently ranks No. 2 in college football at all levels in scoring and No. 5 in yards/game (158.4). Slowley finished the year with 1,584 rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns, and also added 21 catches for 233 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He scored a touchdown in all 10 games, including nine multiple touchdown efforts. A nine-time weekly honoree by the NE-10 and two-time league Offensive Player of the Week, Slowley moved into second place all-time at SCSU in rushing yards (3,460), touchdowns (45) and points (272) by virtue of his outstanding campaign.