USA South Athletes of the Week - Nov. 15, 2010

USA South Athletes of the Week - Nov. 15, 2010


Football Offensive Player of the Week
          Keone Kyle, Shenandoah - The senior running back from Alexandria, Virginia set a new school record with five rushing touchdowns in a 44-16 win over USA South foe Greensboro. Kyle scored four of his five touchdowns in the first half. He carried the ball 38 times for a total of 170 yards, good for a 6.1 average. Also Nominated: Wesley Idlette, Maryville; Jeremy Dixon, Averett; Keith Gaines, Christopher Newport; Antwan Thorpe, Greensboro Jamal Smith, N.C. Wesleyan.

Football Defensive Player of the Week
          Antonio Harris, N.C. Wesleyan - The Portsmouth, Virginia senior linebacker accumulated 13 total tackles in a 28-13 victory over USA South rival Averett. Harris tallied seven solo tackles and six assisted take downs including 2.5 tackles for a total loss of six yards and one sack. Also Nominated: Adrin Diggs, Christopher Newport; Cody McCray, Greensboro; Mario Huffman, Averett; Blake Campbell, Shenandoah; Jamie Owen, Maryville.

Football Special Teams Player of the Week
          Andrew Noboa, MaryvilleThe Deltona, Florida junior kicker set a new school record for most field goals in a season by making a 32-yarder in a 23-21 win over USA South foe Ferrum. In addition to his place-kicking duties, he also averaged 61.2 yards on five kickoffs.


Rookies of the Week

Football Offensive Rookie of the Week
          Chad Brooks, Maryville - The freshman running back from Morrisville, Tennessee totaled 179 all-purpose yards in a 23-21 win over USA South foe Ferrum. On the ground, Brooks carried the ball 25 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Additionally, he caught four passes for 28 yards in the victory. Also Nominated: Jordan Vann, N.C. Wesleyan; Kall Daniel, Greensboro; Derrick Lee, Shenandoah.

Football Defensive Rookie of the Week
          Tazmon Foster, N.C. Wesleyan - The freshman linebacker from Henderson, North Carolina totaled 14 tackles and grabbed an interception in a 28-13 win over USA South rival Averett. Foster accumulated five solo tackles and nine assisted take downs including 2.5 tackles for a total loss of 26 yards and two sacks. He returned his interception 42 yards in the second quarter to help set-up N.C. Wesleyan's third score of the game. Also Nominated: Byron Mitchell, Shenandoah; Justin Navarro, Christopher Newport; Stefan Varner, Averett.

PLEASE NOTE: At least half of the teams in a sport must have competed within the previous week for honors to be awarded.