ROCKY MOUNT — N.C. Wesleyan College running back Trevon Crank is the USA South Athletic Conference’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.
A freshman from Gastonia, Crank becomes the fifth Battling Bishop to earn the USA South football offensive rookie honor and the first since the 2010 season. He led all conference rookies in rushing yards per game (81.6), yards per carry (5.9) and touchdowns (5).
In USA South contests, Crank was tied for second in the league, averaging 5.9 yards per carry, and fourth in total yards with 571.
For his efforts this fall, Crank is named to the All-Conference Second Team as a running back while collecting USA South Offensive Rookie of the Week honors twice.
Also receiving individual All-Conference honors for football are Huntingdon’s Landon Cotney, who was named Offensive Player of the Year. His coach, Mike Turk, earned Coach of the Year honors.
Brevard’s Steffon Canady was named Defensive Player of the Year, LaGrange’s Cameron Grady grabbed Defensive Rookie of the Year and Methodist’s Kobe Praylow earned Special Teams Player of the Year to round out the individual accolades.
Additionally, the USA South recognized an All-Sportsmanship Team, consisting of one member from each competing school who coaches felt displayed the best sportsmanship this season.
All honors are determined by votes from the football coach at each institution.
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