DARIUS VICTOR HONORED AS CAA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman Running Back Scored Two Touchdowns In College Debut
RICHMOND, Va. – Freshman running back Darius Victor (Northwestern H.S./Hyattsville, Md.) of Towson University has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Week for his performance in the undefeated Tigers’ 35-17 victory over North Carolina Central, it has been announced by CAA officials.
Victor is the first Tiger to be named as the CAA Rookie of the Week since fullback Emmanuel Holder (Calvert Hall H.S./Baltimore, Md.) was honored in November, 2012.
With reserve running back Sterlin Phifer (Landstown H.S./Virginia Beach, Va.) sidelined due to an injury, Victor made his debut against the Eagles.
He rushed for 53 yards on five carries and scored the first two touchdowns of his career.
Victor, the leading rusher in the state of Maryland as a senior at Northwestern High School, entered the North Carolina Central game early in the third quarter. On his first carry, he ran for 15 yards to the Eagles’ 31-yard. Two plays later, he carried the ball to the four-yard line. On the next play, he ran to the left and scored his first collegiate touchdown to extend Towson’s lead to 28-10.
In the final minutes of the game, the Tigers took over on downs at the Eagles’ 19-yard line. After rushing for nine yards on first down, he burst up the middle to score on a 10-yard run. That gave the Tigers a 35-17 lead with 1:35remaining.
For the Tigers, the win over North Carolina Central was their eighth victory in a row. Towson has the second-longest winning streak in FCS football.
Towson opens its Colonial Athletic Association schedule on Saturday, September 28 when the Tigers travel to Stony Brook for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff.