OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
John Russ, Mercer
RS-Freshman | Quarterback | Buford, Ga.
Russ wrapped up the 2013 campaign by passing, running and receiving a touchdown in a 41-14 PFL victory against Stetson, Saturday. The first of those touchdowns was his 32-yard reception from Josh Jones in the second quarter. Russ then threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to JaTarii Donald to start the third quarter. He wrapped up his scoring with a 52-yard run for a touchdown late in the third quarter. Russ completed 7-of-11 passes for 107 yards, ran 17 times for 135 yards and had the one reception for 32 yards, finishing the day with 242 total offensive yards and 167 all-purpose yards.
Other Players Nominated: DeShawn Jones (CAM)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ugonna Awuruonye, Campbell
(RS) Sophomore | Defensive Lineman | Charlotte, N.C.
Awuruonye had a team-leading nine tackles, including two for loss, to pace a Campbell defensive effort in a 47-14 PFL victory at Davidson, Saturday. One of his tackles for loss included a forced fumble that was recovered by the Camels and stopped a Davidson drive. In addition to his two tackles for loss, two of his tackles resulted in no gain.
Other Players Nominated: Dan Casey (DAV), Tyler Ward (MER)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jonathan Rogers, Campbell
(RS) Senior | Wide Receiver/Kick Returner | Longwood, Fla.
Rogers opened the second half with an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Campbell’s 47-14 PFL victory at Davidson, Saturday. It was his second kickoff return for a touchdown this season, he had one in the Camels victory against Stetson. Rogers also had a 24-yard kickoff return earlier in Saturday’s game to finish with 106 yards on two returns.
Other Players Nominated: Tyler Zielenske (MER)