WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- The Winston-Salem State University football office has released its official list of signees for the 2013 season.
WSSU is coming off the most successful football season in HBCU history, finishing 14-1 and finishing as the NCAA DII National Runner Up. The Rams also won their second consecutive CIAA Football championship alogn with their second consecutive Super Region One Title. The Rams were named HBCU National Champions for the 2nd straight year.
Winston Salem State University Rams
2013 Football Signees
1. Joshua Glisson -5'11 205 - RB - Butler High School - Matthews, NC
2012- RB Josh Glisson has led the Butler ground game by rushing for 1,114 yards with 22 touchdowns. Two-time 4-A State Champion. 2012 NC Preps 4A All State Team
2. Sidney Lawson- 5'10 180 - DB – Rocky River High School – Charlotte, NC
2012- DB/ATH Lawson had a stellar senior season totaling 38 tackles, 5 interceptions (2tds), 5 punt returns for touchdowns, 2 Kick-off returns for touchdowns, rushed 10 times for 190 yards and 3 touchdowns.
3. Will Johnson - 5'10 170 - K/P – High Point Central – High Point, NC
2012- Johnson had an outstanding senior season for the Bison. He was a perfect 9 for 9 in field goals, including two 52 yarders. Also went 30 for 30 kicking extra points, scoring a total of 57 points. 2012 Piedmont Triad All- Conference Team, 2012 2nd team All- Area
4. James Rogers - 6'1 320 - DL - High Point Andrews – High Point, NC
2012- Commonly referred to as BIG GAME JAMES, Rogers is the two-time Defensive Player of the Year in the PAC-6 2A Conference. A dominate, athletic run stopper, Rogers will certainly add depth to the Rams defensive front.
5. Justin Johnson - 6'3 190 - QB -High Point Central - High Point, NC
2012- Solid Dual-Threat QB who passed for 2153 yards and 15 touchdowns, while rushing for another 1043 and 13 touchdowns for the Bison. 2012 Piedmont- Triad All-Conference Team and 2nd Team All-Area. Justin is also an Outstanding Hurdler.
6. Brandon Harris – 5'10 170 – WR – Rocky River – Charlotte, NC
2012- Recorded 52 receptions for 710 yards and 10 touchdowns
7. Chris Allen – 5'9 175 –RB – Randleman – Randleman, NC
2012- An elusive runner who rushed for over 1230 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. Allen could also contribute at slot receiver or corner.
8. Chase Powell - 5'9 185 -WR - Wise - Upper Marlboro, Md.
2012- Rushed for 1572 yards and 29 touchdowns his senior season. Powell will play receiver for the Rams. He received Player of the Game in six of fourteen games while leading the Pumas to a 14-0 record and the Maryland State Championship.
9. Shawn Williams - 6'1 220 -RB - Saint Pauls – St. Pauls, NC
2012- Rushed for 2007 yards and 29 Touchdowns. Williams was named 2012 Robesonian Offensive Player of The year. Two time All-County selection and All-Conference Selection. Shawn rushed for 3575 yards and 38 Touchdowns during his High School Career.
10. Ryan Gould – 6'4 285 – OL – West Forsyth- Winston Salem, NC
2012- Selected to play in the 2012 North Carolina/South Carolina Shrine Bowl. Two time All-Central-Piedmont Selection.
11. Peter Court - 6'5 240 - K/P - Terry Sanford –Fayetteville, NC
2012- Averaged 43.28 yards per punt.