Pough, Kerkulah, Carter Receive Post-Season Honors
Keith Pough has been voted to the 2010 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team on defense and Sackie Kerkulah and Willie Carter have been voted to the all-conference second team. The selections are voted on by the conference coaches and sports information directors.
A 6-3, 235-pound red-shirt sophomore from Orangeburg, SC, Pough had a phenomenal season. The All-American candidate recorded a whopping 59 solo tackles with 41 assists. The rangy linebacker tackled runners behind the line of scrimmage 28.5 times for minus 148 yards while also sacking quarterbacks 10.5 times for 84 yards in losses. Pough added 4 forced fumbles, 6 QB hurries, a fumble recovery and an interception to his resume.
In addition to leading or tying the MEAC in three statistical categories, Pough led the entire nation in tackles for losses, was sixth nationally in forced fumbles, tied for 8th in sacks and tied for 23rd in total tackles. He now has 41 tackles for losses in 21 games and has a chance to break the school record.
Kerkulah, a 6-4, 255-pound red-shirt junior from Wilingboro, NJ, also had his best season. The defensive end collected 25 solos, 20 assists, 13.0 tackles for losses of 51 yards and 4.0 sacks for 30 yards in losses.
Kerkulah also recorded the first interception of his career, a fumble recovery and a career-high 6 QB hurries. He tied for 8th in tackles for losses in the conference and tied for 13th in sacks.
Carter played in 10 games this season and grabbed 29 passes for 563 yards and 3 TDs despite a lot of double coverage. He had a career long of 78 yards and averaged almost 20 yards per catch, another career best.
The 6-3, 195-pound junior from Denmark, SC, was 4th in the MEAC in receiving yards per game and 10th in receptions per game. Carter, who is on schedule to break all the receiving records at Howard if he stays healthy, has 119 receptions for 1,667 yards and 14 TDs in 21 games during his career.