USA South Athletes of the Week - Nov. 5, 2018

USA South Athletes of the Week - Nov. 5, 2018


Football Offensive Player of the Week
Jacob Wright, Averett - The junior quarterback from Tallahassee, Florida accumulated 335 yards of total offense with two touchdowns in a 25-6 victory over USA South foe Brevard. Through the air, Wright was 14-of-26 for 189 yards and one touchdown. On the ground, Wright carried the call 18 times for 146 yards with one score. Also Nominated:  Marcus Campbell, LaGrange; Vontre Howard, Methodist; Trey Lancaster, N.C. Wesleyan; Eric Thomas, Huntingdon.

Football Offensive Rookie of the Week
Caleb Speir, LaGrange - The sophomore quarterback from Forsyth, Georgia, in his first year of collegiate football, threw for 355 yards with four touchdowns in a 48-38 win over USA South rival Methodist. Through the air, Speir was 26-of-32, averaging 11.1 yards per attempt with a long pass of 63 yards. Also Nominated: Dalton Cole, Brevard; Nelson Smith, Maryville; Jaleel Webster, Averett.

Football Defensive Player of the Week 
Dejon Brooks, Averett
 - The Clinton, Maryland senior linebacker tallied three sacks en route to setting a new program record for career sacks in a 25-6 victory over USA South foe Brevard. Brooks was responsible for 3.5 tackles that resulted in a total loss of 18 yards. For the game, Brooks totaled 12 tackles to lead the team. Also Nominated: Pierre Chadwick, Maryville; Antonio Johnson, N.C. Wesleyan; Gerrod Nobles, Methodist; Ke'Darius Thomas, Huntingdon.

Football Defensive Rookie of the Week
Colby Manis, Maryville - The Pigeon Forge, Tennessee freshman linebacker totaled eight tackles, three of which resulted in a total loss of eight yards in a 42-7 win over USA South foe Greensboro. Of the eight takedowns for Manis, seven were of the solo variety which was a game-high. Also Nominated: Kodi Carrington, Methodist; Joseph Ledbetter, Averett.

Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Chase Young, Huntingdon - The senior place kicker from Covington, Georgia accounted for 14 points on three field goals and five point-after-touchdowns in a 50-29 win over USA South rival N.C. Wesleyan. Young was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals which new makes him the Conference's all-time leader in made kicks. His long on the day, 42-yards, tied a career-best effort. Also Nominated: Ian Hubbs, Maryville; Brandon Hunt, Methodist; Cole Westberry, Averett.


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