Monday, October 21, 2019

Campbell Duo Named Big South Players of the Week

BUIES CREEK – Following Campbell’s fifth-straight win, Justice Galloway-Velazquez and Hajj-Malik Williams have been named Big South football players of the week.

Galloway-Velazquez was named the conference’s defensive player of the week for the second time this season, while Williams was tabbed the league’s top rookie for the third time.

Galloway-Velazquez collected his third double-figure tackle game of the season, notching 10 stops, adding a blocked kick and a pass breakup. With Hampton threatening to tie the game at 17-all in the fourth quarter, Galloway-Velazquez broke through and blocked the Pirates’ extra point attempt, helping the Camels retain the 17-16 lead.

Justice Galloway-Velazquez
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 The sophomore also ended a pair of Hampton drives with a pass breakup on third and nine, forcing a first quarter Hampton punt, and made a fourth and two stop along with Darion Slade to turn the Pirates over on downs for the third time on the day. The Fayetteville, N.C. native owns a team-high 52 tackles on the season.

Hajj Malik-Williams
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Williams, meanwhile, combined for 322 yards and three touchdowns in the win. The freshman QB completed 14-of-26 passes for 217 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, also running 15 times for 82 yards, even catching a 23-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Caleb Snead in the 31-16 win over Hampton. Williams has thrown for at least one touchdown in all six games this season, tossing two or more five times.

Williams has produced 1,200 yards passing, ranking ninth on the CU single-season charts, with 12 TD passes (tied for fifth with Kameron Bryant’s 2015 number). The Atlanta, Ga. product is the first Camel to throw and receive a touchdown pass in the same game in Campbell’s modern era.

Through eight weeks of the 2019 season, Camels have earned Big South player of the week honors 11 times.

The Camels, receiving FCS top-25 votes for the fourth straight week, will make their Big South road debut on Saturday, traveling to Gardner-Webb.