BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Tajuan Green (Urbana), Brandon Grayson (West Virginia Wesleyan) and Anton Vrebac (Notre Dame) have earned Mountain East Conference Player of the Week honors for their play in the tenth week of the season.
Green, a senior from Columbus, Ohio, is the Offensive Player of the Week for helping guide Urbana to its largest comeback in school history. Green had 366 yards of total offense on the day with 143 rushing yards and 223 through the air. Green was 9-of-12 with four touchdowns in just the fourth quarter alone as UU out-scored 30-7 in the quarter. He also had 82 rushing yards in the final 15 minutes, including a 20-yard scamper on fourth down to set up the game-winning touchdown.
Grayson, a senior from Middleburg, Va., is the Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in helping West Virginia Wesleyan get past Glenville State, 27-20. Grayson had eight tackles on the day, including one for a loss, and also had an interception. He helped lead a defense that held the Pioneers to under
Vrebac, a senior from Willowick, Ohio, is the Special Teams Player of the Week as the Falcons edged UVa-Wise. He punted five times for 36.6 yards with a long of 50 and three of those landing inside the 20 and another at the 21-yard line. He also converted on 4th and 13 on a fake punt rushing for 39 yards and leading to a NDC touchdown on the next play.
Other Top Performances
Offense: Connor Jessop (SU) completed 25 of 39 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns and rushed six times for 67 yards and a score to lead the Rams to the MEC title...Dominique Gibson (GSC) rushed for a game-high 119 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns in a 27-20 loss to West Virginia Wesleyan, marking his second consecutive 100 yard outing...Terell Charles (FSU) turned in his second-straight 100 yard rushing performance with 134 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown in a shutout win over Concord...Matt Kinnick (WVSU) completed 27 of 28 pass attempts for 307 yards and five touchdowns against Urbana...Darius Johnson (NDC) caught three passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns against UVa-Wise.
Defense: Cory Roberts (GSC) paced the Pioneer defense with nine total tackles and ranks 6th in the country in solo stops with 66 on the year...Zach Malone (CU) climbed in the top 10 all-time at Concord in career tackles (220) after recording 12 stops against Fairmont State...Marcus Porter (FSU) led the Falcons to their first shutout of the season with eight tackles (seven solo) and a pass breakup...Tavon Hooks (NDC) totaled five solo tackles, one tackle for loss, four pass breakups and an interception in Saturday's win over UVa-Wise...L.A. Kelly (UU) paced the Blue Knights defensively with 10 tackles and a key stop in West Virginia State's last drive.
Special Teams: Kelvin Flores (GSC) kicked two field goals, one for 24-yards and one for 21-yards, in a 27-20 loss to West Virginia Wesleyan.
2017 MEC Players of the WeekWeek Offense Defense Special TeamsSept. 4 Connor Jessop (SU) Terrance Baldwin (WLU) Tyler Fischer (WVWC)Sept. 11 Malik Grove (NDC) Donavan Montague (WISE) Jujuan Linzy (WVWC)Sept. 18 DJ Greene (NDC) Jeremiah Johnson (CU) Trevon Saunders (UU)/
Garrett Lee (CU)Sept. 25 Jabre Lolley (SU) Stephen Turner (FSU) Sam Keil (FSU)Oct. 2 Quinton Gray (WVSU) Josh Dillard (UU) Josh Cole (UU)Oct. 9 Connor Jessop (SU) Khazin Daniels (UC) Marquis Hamilton (WISE)Oct. 16 Malik Groive (NDC) Aman Speed Jr. (WVWC) Tyler Fischer (WVWC)Oct. 23 Connor Jessop (SU) John Cominsky (UC) Sam Keil (FSU)Oct. 30 Dominique Gibson (GSC) Claudy Mathieu (NDC) Marquis Hamilton (WISE)Nov. 6 Tajuan Green (UU) Brandon Grayson (WVWC) Anton Vrebac (NDC)
Courtesy of the Urbana University Media Department and posted with their permission.
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