Posted: 9:23 pm Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
By Matt Porter
Updated Mon., Oct. 4, 2:19 p.m.
Former Glades Central star Antwon Chisholm is playing well for Hampton, which is undefeated and on top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
In a game televised on ESPNU, Chisholm, a freshman running back wearing No. 32, lit up Delaware State in Hampton’s 20-14 win on Thursday night.
Chisholm rushed for 157 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown run that give the Pirates (3-0 MEAC, 3-1) a 20-7 lead.
Chisholm’s 32-yard run set up Hampton’s first touchdown of the game the Cape Gazette (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) reported.
Chisholm landed at Hampton after a short stint at Marshall. He was dismissed from the team Aug. 4, along with former Pahokee receiver Fred Pickett and ex-Dwyer lineman Mike Fleurizard, after a felony robbery involving the three.
Pickett, who was not charged, also transferred to Hampton after his dismissal. He has not seen game action.
Fleurizard sits in a Charleston, W. Va. jail on felony assault and robbery charges. His case was set to go to a grand jury, but has not yet been heard.
The Chisholm-Hampton connection was brokered by Hampton running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Stephen Field, who spent two seasons an assistant at Glades Central before heading to Hampton in 2009.
In 3 games for Hampton, Chisholm has become the go-to ballcarrier. He has a team-high 281 yards on 30 carries, and an average of 92.3 yards per game.
He debuted in Hampton’s 31-21 win over Howard on Sept. 11. On Sept. 18, he ran for a 72-yard TD in the Pirates’ 35-21 win over North Carolina A&T, earning him MEAC Rookie of the Week honors.
In addition to Chisholm and Pickett, several other locals are playing for Hampton: Glades Central alums L.J. Thomas (freshman QB), Antonio McCloude (sophomore RB), and Vincent Harper (redshirt freshman OL); plus Palm Beach Gardens alum Carlos Dansby (freshman DB) and Palm Beach Lakes’ Dexter Richardson (freshman athlete). (Click here to see a list of all local players playing college and NFL football.)
Many former Division 1-A players have tried to find redemption at Hampton. Former Pahokee star Nu’Keese Richardson, for one as The Post’s Jason Lieser wrote in this article. Richardson did not stick; he now plays for junior college powerhouse Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. Here’s more background on Hampton’s football transfers.