Courtesy of the CAA
RICHMOND, Va. -- CAA Football announced its Player of the Week honorees, Monday, Oct. 4. Six individuals earned honors after showcasing superb efforts in contests played in Week 5 of the 2010 season, including Delaware’s Mike Perry and Trevor Sasek, Maine’s Brian Harvey, Rhode Island’s Steve Probst, Richmond’s Justin Rogers and William and Mary’s Dante Cook.
CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week - Steve Probst, QB, Rhode Island
Probst earned his first CAA Football weekly honor, by leading Rhode Island to a 27-24 overtime win against Brown Saturday in the battle for the Rhode Island Governor’s Cup. Probst finished the day 22-of-38 for 187 yards passing, but did most of his damage on the ground rushing for 59 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. The junior’s biggest touchdown of the day came on the first play of the Rams’ first possession in overtime when he scampered 25 yards for the game-winning touchdown. The Rams, led by Probst’s five total touchdowns in the last two contests, have now won two-straight games in the same regular season for the first time since 2006.
CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week - Dante Cook, LB, William and Mary
Cook, one of two CAA Football Defensive Players of the Week, was part of a William and Mary defense which limited Villanova to just 62 rushing yards in a 31-24 Tribe win in Williamsburg. For the second-straight week Cook picked off a pass and scored for the Tribe defense. Saturday’s version of a Cook interception was an 84-yard TD-return for the sophomore in the second quarter which helped put the Tribe in front 20-0. Cook finished the game with eight tackles, including a half tackle for a loss of two yards for a Tribe defense.
CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week - Justin Rogers, DB, Richmond
Rogers, another CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week, made his presence felt on defense for the Spiders in a 41-19 non-conference drubbing of Coastal Carolina. The senior had a pass breakup, forced a fumble, made five tackles and recorded the 11th and 12th interceptions of his career. The second of his two picks came with just over a minute left in the game and resulted in a 34-yard touchdown return for the Buck Buchanan Award candidate. Rogers, who also returned three punts for 52 yards in the game, became Richmond’s all-time career leader in interceptions returned for a TD by garnering his third Saturday.
CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week - Brian Harvey, PK, Maine
Harvey is one of two CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week after his game-winning 37-yard field goal in overtime helped Maine take back the Brice-Cowell Musket with a 16-13 win over New Hampshire. The sophomore, who earlier had missed a 46-yarder in the first quarter, redeemed himself in the extra period after New Hampshire’s overtime possession ended with an interception by Jerron McMillian. Harvey is now 2-for-3 on the year in field goals, while his 37-yard game-winner marked a season-long.
CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week - Mike Perry, PK, Delaware
Perry also earned CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week honors thanks to his 28-yard game-winning field goal against James Madison on the road. The junior, who hit a career-long 47-yarder to knot the ballgame at 10-10 early in the fourth-quarter, converted his sixth field goal of the season with just three ticks left on the game clock at JMU’s Bridgeforth Stadium. The game-winning field goal was the first for Delaware in the final minute of a regulation game since 1987.
CAA Football Rookie of the Week - Trevor Sasek, QB, Delaware
Sasek is this week’s CAA Football Rookie of the Week after replacing an injured Pat Devlin, and leading Delaware to a 13-10 win on the road over No. 3 James Madison. The redshirt freshman finished the day completing 13-of-21 passes for 124 yards. He also rushed 14 times for a net of just nine yards, but was responsible for the Blue Hens’ only touchdown of the day. Sasek’s most impressive feat in the contest came when he led Delaware on its game-winning drive in the fourth quarter which amassed 69 yards on 14 plays and chewed up nearly seven minutes of the game clock.