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Players of the Week -- Oct. 31

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          Release: 10/31/2011
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RICHMOND, Va. (October 31, 2011) -- CAA Football announced its Player of the Week honorees, Monday, Oct. 31. Four individuals earned honors after showcasing superb efforts in contests played in Week 9 of the 2011 season, including Delaware's Andrew Pierce and Travis Hawkins, Massachusetts' Perry McIntyre and Old Dominion's Taylor Heinicke.

CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week - Andrew Pierce, RB, Delaware
Pierce led the Blue Hen ground attack to an upset win at Towson, 35-30, and earned himself CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week honors. The sophomore carried the ball a career-high 34 times gaining a season-high 158 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Pierce logged the eventual game-winner with a five-yard burst with two minutes left in the third quarter, after scoring on runs of 23 and 13 yards earlier in the contest. The All-American also hauled in one pass for nine yards for the Blue Hens.

CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week - Perry McIntyre, LB, Massachusetts
McIntyre turned in his fourth double-digit tackle effort of the season pacing Massachusetts to a 28-7 win over Richmond Saturday and himself to the CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week honor. The junior made 11 total stops including 3.5 behind the lines of scrimmage for 15 yards. McIntyre, who also recorded a sack for eight yards in the third quarter, led a defense which forced six turnovers and limited the Spiders to just one yard on the ground.

CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week - Travis Hawkins, KR, Delaware
Hawkins picked up CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week honors after helping Delaware to a 35-30 win over Towson Saturday. The sophomore, who returned a kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, was part of a Blue Hen kickoff return unit which garnered 240 yards on five returns. Hawkins' touchdown return marked the longest of his career and was the first touchdown return for Delaware since 2009.

CAA Football Rookie of the Week - Taylor Heinicke, QB, Old Dominion
Heinicke was nearly flawless in leading Old Dominion to a 23-20 win over James Madison in The Oyster Bowl. The freshman logged Oyster Bowl MVP honors and earned CAA Football Rookie of the Week accolades for his play. The Atlanta, Ga., native completed 22-of-35 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 11 times for a net total of 50 yards on the day. His first TD-pass, a 17-yarder to Larry Pinkard, helped the Monarchs take the game's first lead and his second was a 23-yarder to Pinkard in the second quarter.

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