Monday, November 8, 2021

Big South Announces Football Players of the Week

CHARLOTTE – Monmouth wide receiver Lonnie Moore IV (Sicklerville, N.J.) has been named the Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week, while North Carolina A&T linebacker Jacob Roberts (Charlotte, N.C.) is the Defensive Player of the Week for games played during Week 10 of the 2021 season.  Monmouth punter Ryan Kost (Newton. Conn.) is the Special Teams Player of the Week, and North Carolina A&T linebacker Tyquan King (Dillon, S.C.) is the Freshman of the Week.

Moore caught nine passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns and finished the day with 231 all-purpose yards in Monmouth’s 45-33 Big South win over North Alabama.  His first reception of the day was a 7-yard TD catch.  Moore added touchdown grabs of 17 and 14 yards, had a long of 33 yards, and gained 61 yards after the catch.  He also recorded a 10-yard run and returned four kickoffs for 94 yards in the victory.

Roberts notched 11 tackles (six solo, five assisted), 3.5 tackles-for-loss (-23 yards), and 3.0 sacks in helping the Aggies set a Big South single-game record with 11 quarterback sacks in A&T’s 21-18 win at Charleston Southern.  His final sack of the day was for an 11-yard loss as the Bucs approached midfield on their last drive.  Roberts was part of a defense that held CSU to just 147 yards of offense and minus-3 yards rushing.

Kost averaged 51.3 yards on three punts -- all of which landed inside the UNA 20-yard line, with two inside the 10.  He had punts of 51, 41, and 62 yards (career-long), with the 62-yarder being downed at the Lions’ 3-yard line.  North Alabama’s averaging starting field position after Kost’s punts was its own 10-yard line. 

In his first career start, King led the Aggies with 15 tackles (six solo, nine assisted) and recorded two quarterback sacks along with a QB hurry in North Carolina A&T’s 21-18 win at Charleston Southern.  Five of his stops came on gains of 2 yards or less, and he helped A&T hold the Bucs to 288 yards below their season average of 435.

Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Caleb Snead (Campbell), Jett Duffey (Hampton), and Xavier Shepherd (Kennesaw State).

Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Andy Matthews (Hampton), Tyler Moore (Kennesaw State), and Eddie Hahn (Monmouth).

Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Axel Perez (Hampton) and Nathan Robertson (Kennesaw State).

Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: CJ Tillman (Campbell), Willie Harris (Gardner-Webb), Romon Copeland (Hampton), Gabriel Benyard (Kennesaw State), and Jaden Shirden (Monmouth).

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