Small School Spotlight: Week 5

Written by Will Spencer on October 5, 2009


Every week, Draft Breakdown will bring you three standout players from “small” schools. We’ll cover a player from Division 1-AA, Division II and Division III. Here are this weeks spotlight players.

Division I-AA


Paul Roberts
QB – Mississippi Valley State
Senior
6’2″ 196 lbs



Senior quarterback Paul Roberts had an amazing game for the MVSU Delta Devils this week. In a 61-6 beat-down of Texas College, Roberts led the offense with 5 touchdowns. The QB finished the game 24 of 35 for 329 yards, 5 TDs and 1 INT, adding 4 rushes for 32 yards in the victory

Division II


Joique Bell
RB – Wayne State
RS Senior
6’0″ 223 lbs



Senior running back Joique Bell helped lead Wayne State on a come from behind victory this week over Ashland. Trailing 33-20 at halftime, Bell came out in the 2nd half on fire. Joique finished the game with 32 carries for a beefy 272 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns, and even added a receiving touchdown into the mix.


This win wasn’t the only accomplishment for Bell as he passed Walter Payton and Ricky Williams on the all-time NCAA scoring list with 480 total points for his career at this point. Bell is now 15th on the list.

Division III


Matt Flynn
QB – Gettysburg
Senior
6’1″ 185 lbs



Senior quarterback Matt Flynn put up gawdy stats against Ursinus, but the team was unable to come away with a victory. In a game that had a combined total offense of 1317 yards, defense was apparently not a part of the game plan for either team. Flynn may have had the most impressive performance of the game, completing 32 of 47 passes for a whopping 579 yards, one interception and 7, that’s right SEVEN touchdown passes for the Bullets.


Check back next week for more Small School Spotlight players!

Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.