CAA Media Day Kicks Off 2018 Season Tuesday, July 24

CAA Media Day Kicks Off 2018 Season Tuesday, July 24

RICHMOND, Va. – CAA Football kicks off the 2018 season with the conference's annual Media Day on Tuesday, July 24 from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

All 12 CAA Football head coaches and two student-athletes from each school will be in attendance to meet with members of the media and participate in a variety of activities. Coverage of the event is headlined by Media Day Live, a preview show hosted by Bobby Broyles and Brandon Noble, which can be seen live on the CAA Football Twitter page (@CAAFootball) starting at 9:45 a.m.

Media Day gets underway at 9 a.m. with opening remarks from CAA Commissioner Joe D'Antonio and the announcement of the preseason all-conference team and predicted order of finish. The opening program can also be seen on Twitter.

Rhode Island will be represented at CAA Football Media Day by head coach Jim Fleming, quarterback JaJuan Lawson and safety D.J. Stewart

Providing the keynote address will be Arthur Moats, a former James Madison University standout who has played linebacker in the NFL for the past eight seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2010-13) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2014-17). Moats was a dominant force on the Dukes' defensive line from 2006-09. In 2009, he earned first-team All-America accolades, was chosen as the CAA Defensive Player of the Year and won the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation's top defensive player after recording 90 total tackles, 11 sacks and a nation's-best 23.5 tackles for loss. Moats didn't miss a game during his JMU career and registered 218 tackles, 48.5 tackles for loss and 29 sacks.

Moats was selected by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft and has seen action in 121 career NFL games with 45 starts. He's recorded more than 200 tackles and 16.5 sacks. Moats has also been a role model off the field. He was the Bills' nominee for NFL Man of the Year in 2013 for his work with multiple Buffalo-area non-profit organizations. In 2017, he was the Steelers' nominee for the Salute to Service Award, which recognizes NFL personnel who demonstrate exemplary commitment for honoring and supporting the military community. Moats has also been involved the NFL's Play 60 program and has hosted free football/cheerleader skills camps near his home in the Tidewater area of Virginia.

There will be extensive coverage of CAA Football Media Day on the league's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts. Throughout the day, join the social conversation using the official hashtag, #CAAFB and by searching @CAAFootball. CAA Football Media Day Central at will provide a hub of news and information, including interview segments with coaches and student-athletes.

Below are the coaches and student-athletes scheduled to attend CAA Football Media Day.

Head Coach Greg Gattuso
DT Nick Dillon
RB Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks

Head Coach Danny Rocco
LB Troy Reeder
WR Joe Walker

Head Coach Curt Cignetti
OL Alex Higgins
LB Warren Messer

James Madison
Head Coach Mike Houston
CB Rashad Robinson
RB Trai Sharp

Head Coach Joe Harasymiak
TE Drew Belcher
LB Sterling Sheffield

New Hampshire
Head Coach Sean McDonnell
RB Trevon Bryant
DE Jae'Wuan Horton

Rhode Island
Head Coach Jim Fleming

QB JaJuan Lawson
S D.J. Stewart

Head Coach Russ Huesman
WR Dejon Brissett
DT Andrew Clyde

Stony Brook
Head Coach Chuck Priore
QB Joe Carbone
LB Shayne Lawless

Head Coach Rob Ambrose
DB Monty Fenner
OL Matt Kauffman

Head Coach Mark Ferrante
QB Zach Bednarczyk
DB Rob Rolle

William & Mary
Head Coach Jimmye Laycock
WR Jack Armstrong
LB Nate Atkins