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Villanova's James Pitts.

Players of the Week -- Nov. 7

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          Release: 11/07/2011
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RICHMOND, Va. (November 7, 2011) -- CAA Football announced its Player of the Week honorees, Monday, Nov. 7. Four individuals earned honors after showcasing superb efforts in contests played in Week 10 of the 2011 season, including Old Dominion's Taylor Heinicke, Rhode Island's Louis Feinstein, Towson's Terrance West and Villanova's James Pitts.

CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week - Terrance West, RB, Towson
West led the Tigers to a 40-30 win at league-leading Maine Saturday and earned his first-ever CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week honor. The freshman carried the ball a season-high 21 times gaining a season-high 183 yards and three touchdowns in the win. West, now a five-time CAA Football weekly honoree, has rushed for 100-or-more yards in five straight games for Towson and leads the country in scoring at 14 points per game.

CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week - James Pitts, DB, Villanova
Pitts hauled in three interceptions in pacing Villanova's defense to six forced turnovers and a win at Massachusetts Saturday, 35-17. The CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week also garnered seven tackles and added a pass deflection to his performance. The senior's three picks marked the first Wildcat to haul in three INTs in a single-game since Orin Solomon did it against New Hampshire in 1990. On the year Pitts has a league-best five interceptions, including one for a touchdown.

CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week - Louis Feinstein, PK/P, Rhode Island
Feinstein's only field goal of the day was enough to propel him to the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week honor and his team to a 24-21 win over William and Mary. Feinstein, now a two-time Special Teams winner in his career, posted the game-clinching 27-yarder with 1:39 left in the game after nailing all three of his previous PAT attempts. The senior was part of the Rams' special teams unit which blocked two punts resulting in 10 of the Rams' 17 fourth-quarter points on the day.

CAA Football Rookie of the Week - Taylor Heinicke, QB, Old Dominion
Heinicke completed 34-of-47 passes and tossed three touchdowns in helping Old Dominion to a 42-28 win over Richmond Saturday. The now three-time CAA Football Rookie of the Week accumulated a season-best 373 yards through the air against the Spiders and also rushed five times for a net total of 48 yards. The recent Jerry Rice Award Watch List addition is averaging close to 250 passing yards over his six games and has thrown 15 touchdowns to just one interception.

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