PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Ryan Brady, Holy Cross, Sr., LB, Plymouth Meeting, Pa./La Salle *Brady finished with a game-high 16 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and a safety during the Crusaders’ comeback win against Georgetown. *The senior linebacker recorded a safety in the first quarter in the 32-31 win. * He anchored a defense that held Georgetown to 212 yards of total offense and 10 first downs.
PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Macklin Kortebein, Holy Cross, Jr., DB, Whitefish Bay, Wis./Whitefish Bay *Kortebein blocked two punts that were both returned for touchdowns to help the Crusaders’ to a 32-31 comeback victory at Georgetown. *Both of Kortebein’s blocked punts came in the fourth quarter, helping Holy Cross close to within six points. *The junior defensive back also had a tackle in special teams coverage.
PATRIOT LEAGUE FOOTBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK Spencer Gilliam, Holy Cross, Fr., WR, San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan *Gilliam totaled 213 yards, including a blocked punt return for a 38-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and a 75-yard kick return in the first half. *The freshman receiver has three touchdowns this season, two coming on blocked punt returns. *Gilliam compiled 175 yards on five kickoff returns.
HONORABLE MENTIONS Martin Dorsey, Holy Cross, Sr., WR, Wayne, Pa./Conestoga *Dorsey had 13 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown in the Crusaders’ 32-31 comeback victory over Georgetown.