Sept. 21, 2009
Center Valley, Pa. - Colgate sophomore running back Jordan McCord, Georgetown junior linebacker Nick Parrish and freshman quarterback Isaiah Kempf, and Fordham freshman punter Patrick Murray have been named Patriot League Football Players of the Week for their performances in Saturday's games, it was announced on Monday.
McCord claims the Offensive Player of the Week award after setting career highs with 44 carries for 212 yards and two touchdowns while also playing linebacker in Colgate's 34-15 win at Dartmouth. Parrish and Kempf each had strong games in Georgetown's 31-10 loss to Yale. Parrish earns the Defensive Player of the Week honor after recording 17 tackles and a sack, while Kempf takes the Rookie of the Week award after completing 32-of-59 passes for 332 yards in his first collegiate start. Murray takes the Special Teams Player of the Week honor after averaging 45.7 yards on six punts in his first collegiate action in Fordham's 40-28 loss to Columbia.
Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week
Jordan McCord, Colgate So., RB/LB, 5'10, 197, Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young
Making just his second career start, McCord had one of the best days in Colgate annals with 44 carries for 212 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Raiders over Dartmouth, 34-15, on Saturday. It was the first 100-yard rushing game of his career, and 12th 200-yard rushing day in Colgate history. McCord tallied career highs in carries, yards, touchdowns, longest run (33) and longest catch (15). The 44 carries were just two off the Patriot League record set by Lafayette's Erik Marsh against Lehigh on Nov. 21, 1992. He also played linebacker for a Colgate defense that held Dartmouth to just 26 rushing yards in the game. McCord is second in the Patriot League with 80.0 rushing yards per game this season. He wins his first Offensive Player of the Week award.
Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week
Nick Parrish, Georgetown Jr., LB, 6'1, 210, Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep
Parrish totaled a game-high 17 tackles with a tackle for loss and a sack in Georgetown's 31-10 loss to Yale on Saturday. The 17 tackles are tied for the sixth-best single-game mark in Georgetown history. Parrish leads the Patriot League and is 13th nationally with 11.3 tackles per game this season. He receives his second Defensive Player of the Week award.
Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week
Patrick Murray, Fordham Fr., P, Paramus, N.J./Bergen Catholic
In his first collegiate action, Murray punted six times for 274 yards (45.7 average) and kicked off five times with a 57.2 average in Fordham's 40-28 loss to Columbia on Saturday. He had a long punt of 54 yards, and downed two inside the 20.
Patriot League Rookie of the Week
Isaiah Kempf, Georgetown Fr., QB, 6'3, 210, Glendale, Calif./Oaks Christian
Kempf earns his first Rookie of the Week award after completing 32-of-59 passes for 332 yards in his first collegiate start, a 31-10 loss at home against Yale on Saturday. The 32 completions were the third-most in a single game in Georgetown history and the 59 attempts were the second-most in a single game. The 332 passing yards were the ninth-best single-game performance at the school. It was the first time that a Georgetown quarterback threw for over 300 yards since Matt Bassuener threw for 386 in 2007.