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Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted on 18 December 2013 by WNST Staff

CHIEFS RB JAMAAL CHARLES, DOLPHINS S MICHAEL THOMAS & RAVENS K JUSTIN TUCKER NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 15

Running back JAMAAL CHARLES of the Kansas City Chiefs, safety MICHAEL THOMAS of the Miami Dolphins and
kicker JUSTIN TUCKER of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the
Week for games played the 15th week of the 2013 season (December 12, 15-16), the NFL announced today.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K JUSTIN TUCKER, BALTIMORE RAVENS
 Tucker converted all six field-goals, including a game-winning 61-yarder in the Ravens’ 18-16 win at Detroit on
Monday Night Football.
 Tucker’s 61-yard field goal marked the third-longest come-from-behind game-winning field goal in the final minute
of the fourth quarter in NFL history.
 His six field goals of 29, 24, 32, 49, 53 and 61 were the most in the NFL in Week 15.
 He scored all 18 of the Ravens’ points in the game.
 Tucker has made 33 consecutive field goals, the longest active streak in the NFL.
 Through Week 15, Tucker has converted an NFL-best 35 field goals.
 In his second season from Texas, this is Tucker’s third career Special Teams Player of the Week Award (all in
2013). He previously won the award in Week 12 and Week 10.

 

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Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted on 27 November 2013 by WNST Staff

PATRIOTS QB TOM BRADY, STEELERS S TROY POLAMALU & RAVENS K  JUSTIN TUCKER NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 12

Quarterback TOM BRADY of the New England Patriots, safety TROY POLAMALU of the Pittsburgh Steelers and kicker JUSTIN TUCKER of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 12th week of the 2013 season (November 21, 24-25), the NFL announced today.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K JUSTIN TUCKER, BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • Tucker converted all four field-goal attempts in the Ravens’ 19-3 win over the New York Jets.
  • His four field goals of 30, 26, 33 and 53 yards, tied for the most in the NFL in Week 12.
  • He scored 13 of the Ravens’ 19 points in the game.
  • His four field goals of 50+ yards are tied for the second-most in the NFL this season.
  • His 24 field goals this season are tied for the third-most in the NFL.
  • In his second season from Texas, this is Tucker’s second career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He previously won the award in Week 10.

 

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Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted on 13 November 2013 by WNST Staff

BRONCOS WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS, JAGUARS LB PAUL POSLUSZNY & RAVENS K JUSTIN TUCKER NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 10

Wide receiver DEMARYIUS THOMAS of the Denver Broncos, linebacker PAUL POSLUSZNY of the Jacksonville Jaguars and kicker JUSTIN TUCKER of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 10th week of the 2013 season (November 7, 10-11), the NFL announced today.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K JUSTIN TUCKER, BALTIMORE RAVENS
 Tucker converted both field-goal attempts (36, 46) in the Ravens’ 20-17 overtime win over Cincinnati.
 With 5:27 remaining in overtime, Tucker connected on a game-winning 46-yard field goal to lift the Ravens over
the Bengals.
 Recorded his fifth game-winning field goal since entering the NFL in 2012.
 Registered eight of the Ravens’ 20 points for the game.
 Helped the Ravens improve to 18-6 (.750) in November under head coach JOHN HARBAUGH.
 In his second season from Texas, this is Tucker’s first career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He is the
first Raven to win Player of the Week honors this season.
 He is the first Baltimore kicker to win Special Teams Player of the Week since MATT STOVER in 2007 (Week 6).

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Morgan K Moller picks up weekly MEAC honor

Posted on 11 November 2013 by WNST Staff

Howard’s Greg McGhee was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.  Norfolk State’s Lynden Trail was named Defensive Player of the Week.

N.C. A&T’s Tarik Cohen was named Rookie of the Week, while Howard’s Deonta Allen Wright earned Offensive Lineman of the Week honors.  Morgan State’s Chris Moller and N.C. Central’s Adrian Wilkins earned Co-Special Teams Player of the Week accolades, respectively.

McGhee (QB, 6-3, 208, Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) completed 26-of-37 passes for 326 yards with two touchdowns to lead Howard to a 42-14 victory over Savannah State.  He also rushed 14 times for a career-high 148 yards with another two touchdowns.

Trail (OLG, 6-7, 260, Jr., Miami, Fla.) recorded eight tackles, three solo, with 2.5 for a loss of 16 yards, including 1.5 sacks for an eight-yard loss against Bethune-Cookman.  He also forced two fumbles and broke up one pass as Norfolk State gave B-CU its first conference loss in since 2011, ending an 11-game MEAC win streak.

Cohen (RB, 5-8, 170, Fr., Bunn, N.C.) rushed for 185 yards on 31 carries with one touchdown against Morgan State.  He also caught two passes for 15 yards in the team’s 24-23 loss.

Wright (OG, 6-5, 305, r-So., Midlothian, Va.) anchored Howard’s offensive line that accounted for 559 yards of total offense in a win over Savannah State.  Wright graded out a season-high 98 percent on all blocking assignments that attributed to 223 rushing yards.

Wilkins (RS, 5-8, 170, So., Forest City, N.C.) returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, third of the season and national best, against Hampton.  He finished with 163 all-purpose yards, including 102 kickoff return yards.

Moller (PK, 5-11, 235, Fr., Newport, News, Va.) hit a 27-yard field goal as time expired to give the Bears a 24-23 victory over North Carolina A&T.  He also averaged 59.5 kickoff yards on four attempts in the win.

Other Top Performances

Cameron Alston (Howard) recorded seven tackles, three solo, with one for a loss of five yards and one recovered fumble against Savannah State.

Bryan Bailey (Hampton) compiled 226 yards on 21-of-31 passes in a win against N.C. Central.

Tyler Clark (NSU) completed 12-of-25 passes for 151 yards with one touchdown against Bethune-Cookman.

Robert Council (MSU) connected on 8-of-17 passes for 122 yards and added 78 rushing yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns against N.C. A&T.

Michael Ducre (FAMU) recorded 11 tackles, six solo, with 0.5 for a loss of 11 yards against S.C. State.

Rolandan Finch (NSU) rushed for 110 yards on 38 attempts with one touchdown in a win over Bethune-Cookman.

Tazmon Foster (NCCU) amassed a game-high 13 tackles (8 solo) with one for a loss of one yard.

Marcus Hampton (Hampton) rushed for a career-high 166 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown in the Pirates’ 29-21 win over N.C. Central.

Nathan Isles (NCAT) recorded five pancake blocks and graded out at 91-percent of his assignments as he led the Aggies offensive line that amassed 452 yards of total offense against Morgan State.

D’Vonte Grant (NCAT) returned an interception back for a 14-yard touchdown and posted nine tackles, five solo, against Morgan State.

Antonio Jefferson (MSU) caught three passes for 67 yards including a 51-yard reception against N.C. A&T.

Carvin Johnson (Hampton) finished with eight tackles, two solo, and one interception in a win against N.C. Central.

Cody Jones (NCAT) was 3-for-3 in field goals and 2-for-2 in PAT attempts in the Aggies loss to Morgan State.

Blake Matthews (NSU) graded out at 90-percent of his assignments as he led the Spartans offensive line to 299 yards of total offense against Bethune-Cookman.

Cameron Marouf (NSU) scored nine points, kicked a career-long 43-yard field goal, and finished 2-for-2 on field goals and 3-for-3 on point after attempts against Bethune-Cookman.

Anthony Philyaw (Howard) rushed for 53 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns against Savannah State.

Joe Thomas (SCSU) tallied 10 tackles, nine solo, with 2.5 for a loss of three yards including 1.5 sacks and one breakup.

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Navy K Sloan named FBS Independent Player of the Week

Posted on 28 October 2013 by WNST Staff

FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION INDEPENDENT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK NAMED

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, BYU linebacker Uani ‘Unga and Navy placekicker Nick Sloan have been named FBS Independent Players of the Week, for games played through Saturday, Oct. 26.  Hill is the honoree on Offense, ‘Unga is cited on Defense, and Sloan is the award recipient on Special Teams.  Hill’s honor is his second consecutive, third this season and fourth of his career, while Sloan is recognized for a first time this season and second time overall.  ‘Unga is an honoree for the first time in his career.

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BYU QB Taysom Hill

A sophomore from Pocatello, Idaho, Hill accounted for 408 yards of total offense in pacing BYU to a 37-20 home win over Boise State—a victory that snapped the Broncos’ 50-game October win streak.  Hill completed 27 of 41 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions; he also carried the ball 18 times for 69 yards and one touchdown.  Hill is currently the only FBS quarterback with 600-plus yards rushing (841) and 2,000-plus yards passing (2,019) on the season.

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BYU LB Uani ‘Unga

A senior from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., ‘Unga recorded a team-high 15 tackles, including five solo stops, in the Cougars’ 37-20 win against Boise State.  His stat line also featured a forced fumble, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup. The Boise State game was ‘Unga’s fifth this season with a double-digit tackle tally; he is ranked 15th nationally among FBS players, averaging 10.4 tackles per game.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Navy PK Nick Sloan

A sophomore from San Diego, Calif., Sloan calmly drilled a 30-yard field goal as time expired to give the Midshipmen a 24-21 upset win over Pittsburgh in Annapolis, Md.  Sloan was also 3-for-3 on extra-point attempts. The win was Navy’s 21st over a team representing a BCS conference since 2003, the most in the country by a non-BCS school.

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The FBS Independent Players of the Week are selected by members of a nationwide media panel, which includes equal representation from each of the independent institutions’ coverage markets.

 

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Towson’s West, Joseph honored by CAA

Posted on 16 September 2013 by WNST Staff

TERRANCE WEST, DERRICK JOSEPH HONORED BY CAA

West Named As CAA Offensive Player of the Week for Fifth Time In Career

RICHMOND, Va. – Junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.), a strong candidate for the Walter Payton Award, and junior kickoff return specialist Derrick Joseph (McDonough H.S./Waldorf, Md.) earned weekly honors from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) after the No. 4 Tigers’ 49-7 win over Delaware State, it has been announced by CAA officials.

West was named as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season and the fifth time in his career. Joseph was named as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in his career.

In the undefeated Tigers’ victory over Delaware State, West ran for 82 yards on 16 carries and tied a school record by scoring five touchdowns.

West, who has scored nine touchdowns in three games this season, matched the Towson single-game record set by former All-American Tony Vinson, ’94 against Morgan State in 1993. His five touchdowns also set a Johnny Unitas® Stadium record.

The ninth-leading rusher in NCAA FCS, West is averaging 121.3 yards per game this season. With nine touchdowns in three games, he is tied for the FCS national scoring lead with Zack Zenner of South Dakota State.

In the win over Delaware State, West gave the Tigers a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when he scored on a one-yard run. Early in the second quarter, he scored on a three-yard run, the 50th touchdown of his career. Midway through the second quarter, West’s one-yard touchdown run upped the Tigers’ lead to 21-0. With 3:15 remaining in the first half, his two-yard touchdown run gave Towson a 28-0 advantage.

With 12:30 remaining in the third quarter, West’s 17-yard touchdown run increased the Towson lead to 49-0 and enabled him to tie the Towson single game record.

In 24 games, West is the third-leading rusher in school history with 2,699 yards. He has now scored 53 career touchdowns, a school record.

Joseph earned the Special Teams Player of the Week award after he returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for a touchdown. It marked the third time in his career he had a kickoff return for a touchdown, breaking the school record he shared with Maurice Sydnor, ’95 and David Meggett, ’98. Joseph had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against New Hampshire in 2011 and scored on a 95-yard kickoff return against St. Francis (Pa.) last season.

Joseph also caught three passes for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers’ win over Delaware State. In his career, Joseph has now returned 55 kickoffs for 1,562 yards for a 28.4 average.

The unbeaten Tigers return to action on Saturday when they visit North Carolina Central at 2:00 p.m..

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Towson’s Joseph named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted on 24 September 2012 by WNST Staff

DERRICK JOSEPH NAMED AS CAA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF WEEK
Tiger Sophomore Leads CAA In Kickoff Return Average

TOWSON, Md. – Sophomore Derrick Joseph (McDonough H.S./LaPlata, Md.) of Towson University has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week, it has been announced by CAA officials.

Joseph, the CAA leader in kickoff returns, was also named as the National Kickoff Returner of the Week by College Sports Performance. This marks the second time in his career he has been named as the CAA Specialist of the Week.

In the Tigers’ 46-17 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday night, Joseph had two kickoff returns for 148 yards and a touchdown.
After the Tigers fell behind, 7-0, Joseph took the ensuing kickoff at the Towson one-yard line and ran down the near sideline for a touchdown to tie the game.

It was the second-longest kickoff return in school history, topped only by David Meggett’s 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Tigers’ 45-34 win over Northeastern in the 1988 season.

In the second quarter, Joseph had a 49-yard kickoff return to set up a 39-yard touchdown drive that resulted in a three-yard TD run by sophomore Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.).

A second team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection last year, Joseph is averaging 34.7 yards per kickoff return this season, tops in the CAA. He also ranks fifth in NCAA FCS in kickoff return average.

In his brief career, he has returned 42 kickoffs for 1,221 yards and a 29.1 average.

When he returned a kickoff for a touchdown against St. Francis, he became the second player in school history to return a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns in his career. Joseph, who had a 93-yard kickoff return for a TD in 2011, tied the record for career kickoff returns for touchdown, a mark set by Meggett and matched by Maurice Sydnor.

Joseph’s kickoff return marked the seventh time in school history that a Tiger had a kickoff return for a TD.

In 1985, Mike Barth became the first Towson player with a kickoff return for a touchdown when he had a 96-yard return for a touchdown in a win over American International.

In 1988, Meggett had a 100-yard return against Northeastern and an 84-yard return at Howard, helping the Tigers to a pair of wins.
Sydnor had a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns in his career. In 1993, he had an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Charleston Southern. Two years later, he accomplished the feat again as his 89-yard kickoff return for a TD helped the Tigers trim Butler, 34-3.

Towson is 7-0 when someone returns a kickoff for a touchdown.

The Tigers, now 2-1, return to action on Saturday night, Sept. 29 when they visit No. 2 Louisiana State.
– TowsonTigers.com –

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