Robertson, McCurry, Simmons & Williams Named Week Seven Winners
RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 14, 2013) – CAA Football's Player of the Week honorees for the seventh week of the 2013 season are featured below. A link to each school's release will be added to the player's name over the course of the week as releases become available.
Offensive Player of the Week: John Robertson, Soph., QB, Villanova
Robertson was nearly perfect in Villanova's 45-35 victory over No. 3/2 Towson on Saturday. The sophomore sensation piled up 332 total yards in the win, opening the game with 17 straight completions and finishing 17-of-18 for 182 yards and two touchdowns through the air to go with 150 yards and three scores on a career-best 32 carries – the most by a Wildcat since 2007. Robertson's effort marked his sixth-career 100-yard rushing game and his second-ever outing with three rushing touchdowns.
Defensive Player of the Week: Cameron McCurry, Soph., S, Villanova
McCurry cops his first-career weekly honor behind a complete all-around performance that helped the Wildcats snap Towson's 10-game winning streak. In addition to his five tackles, the sophomore secured a first-quarter fumble recovery that led to a Nova touchdown before blocking a PAT on the Tigers' ensuing drive. McCurry would return his team-leading fourth interception of the season for 25 yards early in the fourth quarter to finish with two of Wildcats' five forced turnovers in the win.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Dejor Simmons, Jr., KR, James Madison
Simmons finished with a career-high 141 yards on three kickoff returns in Saturday's 38-31 win over in-state rival Richmond. The junior highlighted his stellar play on the second half's opening kickoff, which he returned a conference- and school-record tying 100 yards for his second collegiate score. The 100-yard return was just the second such return in program history and the team's first kickoff return for a touchdown since 2008.
Rookie of the Week: Kwe'shon Williams, R-Fr., CB, James Madison
Williams showed no signs of an injury that prevented him from playing the previous week, turning in a career day in JMU's win over the Spiders. The rookie finished with career highs with nine tackles, including four solo, and three pass breakups. Williams also came away with his second-career interception, which he returned 35 yards and that led to touchdown that gave the Dukes a 28-9 third-quarter advantage.
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