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Players Of The Week, VMI/Lehigh

In what I am aiming to be the quickest Lehigh Football Nation post in history, here are the Players of the Week from the VMI game:

On defense, the winner is going to be junior DB Quadir Carter. Carter set the tone early in the VMI game, stuffing their first drive on a fourth down play with a big three yard tackle for loss. He would continue to have his best-ever day as a Mountain Hawk, amassing 8 tackles, adding a sack to end up with two tackles for loss on the day, and recovering a VMI fumble. His performance headlined a dominating perfomance on defense, where VMI only finally got on the scoreboard with under a minute to play in the game.

Special teams Hawk this week will be going to junior P/K Jason Leo, in a tough call with freshman KR John Kennedy. Ultimately, despite another missed extra point late in the day, Leo had a 22 yard field goal to go with his four extra points, to give him seven points on the day. Punting, he had another great day, averaging 44 yards per punt, including a 55 yarder. His punting statistics are among the nation's leaders, thanks to his leg primarily, with an assist going to the new method of executing punts where the punter grabs the snap and rolls a direction to get off a quick kick.

Player of the week this week as voted on by you, the fans? Narrowly edging out Sedale was the beneficiary of his passes (well two of them anyway), junior WR Nick Johnson. He made the most of his three receptions, taking a Threatt pass 52 yards in his first grab, going for a touchdown. Then, on a trick pass from senior WR Pete Donchez, Johnson saw the ball sail perfectly into his numbers for a 66 yard TD pass for his second TD on the day. Add to that a late 22 yard pass from Threatt later in the day, and you have a nifty 3 reception, 140 yard day for 2 TDs and a first down - and Player of the Week honors.


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