Sept. 15, 2008
EASTON, Pa. -
Lafayette junior quarterback Rob Curley (Cinnaminson, N.J./Holy Cross) has been named the Patriot League Football Offensive Player of the Week following the Leopards' 24-6 win over Georgetown on Saturday.
Curley was 14-for-24 throwing for 175 yards from the pocket and converted a pair of one-yard rushing touchdowns. His first score gave the Leopards an early 7-0 lead, and his second capped the scoring in the fourth quarter. Seniors Shaun Adair and Tim Watson were Curley's favorite targets against Georgetown, combining for nine catches for 153 yards as the Leopards and the Hoyas broke the seal on Patriot League action in 2008.
Curley has yet to throw an interception in 2008 and has led the Leopards to victory in five consecutive starts dating back to last season. Curley earns his first career Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honor and the first for a Lafayette student-athlete since the final week of the 2006 season.
The junior is a History major who is currently taking a class entitled Extraordinary Women in Latin America and a religion class that discusses the African aspect of the colonial Latin America experience.
Lafayette is off to a 2-0 start for the fifth straight season and has the week off from competition. The Leopards host Penn on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in a Homecoming matchup.