Rutgers University senior Quron Pratt of Palmyra was named
American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week following his
99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Eastern Michigan on Saturday,
the conference announced this week.
His return put the Scarlet Knights ahead 14-3 en route to
its 28-10 win over the Eagles. Pratt also has a blocked punt this season,
against Norfolk State in their 38-0 win on Sept. 7.
Rutgers leads the conference in yards per kickoff return
with 43.7, according to the conference’s website.
Sophomore Paul James, of Glassboro, and redshirt freshman
Steve Longa, of Saddle Brook, were each named to the conference’s Weekly Honor
James has 493 yards rushing this season, 192 of which came
against Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
He also has six touchdowns, half of which
came at the Eagles’ expense. James appears on the Weekly Honor Roll for the
second consecutive week.
Longa had a game-high 12 tackles, including two sacks. He leads the team with 29 tackles this season.
He’s fifth in the conference.
He appears on the Weekly Honor Roll for the first time.
Rutgers returns to action Saturday at HighPoint Solutions
Stadium against undefeated Arkansas, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Scarlet Knights
defeated the Razorbacks, 35-26, last year.