PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Punter Jordan Berry picked up another honor Monday afternoon as he was named The Sports Network’s FCS Co-Special Teams Player of the Week. Berry nearly set a program record and scored a touchdown Saturday in the Eastern Kentucky University football team’s 31-7 win at Southeast Missouri.
Berry averaged 59.3 yards on three punts and scored his first collegiate touchdown as Eastern rolled to its third straight victory. The senior’s first punt was a 76-yarder in the first quarter that was just two yards shy of the EKU single-game record. That punt was also his second punt of at least 75 yards this season.
In the second quarter, Berry was the holder as EKU lined up for a 42-yard field goal attempt. He took the snap and ran 25 yards untouched for a touchdown that put the Colonels up, 24-0.
The Colonels currently rank first in the Ohio Valley Conference and fourth nationally (FCS) in net punting at 40.5 yards.
The other weekly award winners were Princeton quarterback Quinn Epperly (Offensive), Towson linebacker Telvion Clark (Defensive), North Dakota State safety Christian Dudzik (Co-Special Teams), Howard running back Anthony Philyaw (Co-Freshman) and Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp (Co-Freshman).
Eastern Kentucky (5-3, 3-1 OVC) is back in action next Saturday, Nov. 2 with a home game against Tennessee State. Game time is set for 1 p.m.