SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference announced its SoCon Football Players of the Week presented by GEICO on Monday, for games Nov. 9. Furman tailback Devin Wynn and kicker Grayson Atkins were named the Offensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, while Western Carolina linebacker Ty Harris was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Week. The players of the week are selected by the league office.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Devin Wynn, Furman, Jr., TB, Greensboro, Ga.
Furman tailback Devin Wynn scored half the Paladins’ points in a 60-21 win over VMI on Saturday, doing so in just over three quarters of action. The junior from Greensboro, Georgia, ran for 102 yards and a career-best four touchdowns, adding a 2-yard TD reception for a five-score day. Wynn had touchdown runs of 1, 1, 4 and 59 yards on the afternoon, while his 102 rushing yards moved him into the top 20 in Furman history, pushing his career mark to 1,757 yards, good for 17th. Wynn helped the Paladins compile 635 yards of total offense on the day. The award is his second of the season.
Other nominees: Quay Holmes (ETSU), Kendall Watson (Samford), Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks (Chattanooga), Alex Ramsey (VMI), Donnavan Spencer (Western Carolina) and D’mauriae VanCleave (Wofford).
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ty Harris, Western Carolina, Jr., LB, Dacula, Ga.
Western Carolina linebacker Ty Harris shared game-high honors with 11 tackles, eight solo, in the Catamounts’ 23-20, overtime win over ETSU on Saturday. The junior from Dacula, Georgia, counted a career-best 4.0 tackles for loss among his total, the most in a game by a SoCon player this season. Harris helped Western Carolina hold the Bucs to just 265 yards of total offense, the fewest yards the Catamounts have allowed to a Division I opponent this season. The weekly award is the first of Harris' career.
Other nominees: Artevius Smith (ETSU), Joshua Carter (Samford), Brandon Dowdell (Chattanooga) and Michael Mason (Wofford).
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Grayson Atkins, Furman, Jr., PK, Inman, S.C.
Furman kicker Grayson Atkins earned his fourth honor of the season and the seventh of his career with another outstanding all-around performance. The junior from Inman, South Carolina, again delivered in all three aspects of the kicking game, punting twice for an average of 50.5 yards, kicking off nine times for an average of 62.8 yards with four touchbacks, and converting all six of his point-after tries and a 48-yard field goal. Atkins’ field goal came on the final play of the first half and provided the Paladins with a 31-21 cushion heading into the break.
Other nominees: Tyler Keltner (ETSU), Bradley Porcellato (Samford), Daquan Patten (Western Carolina) and Luke Carter (Wofford).
2019 SoCon Football Players of the Week presented by GEICO
Sept. 2 Chris Oladokun, Jr., QB, Samford
Sept. 9 Darren Grainger, R-Fr., QB, Furman
Sept. 16 Chris Oladokun, Jr., QB, Samford
Sept. 23 Chris Oladokun, Jr., QB, Samford
Sept. 30 Liam Welch, Jr., QB, Samford
Oct. 7 Devin Wynn, Jr., TB, Furman
Oct. 14 Alex Ramsey, R-Jr., RB, VMI
Oct. 21 Joe Newman, Sr., QB, Wofford
Oct. 28 Joe Newman, Sr., QB, Wofford
Nov. 4 Donnavan Spencer, R-Jr., RB, Western Carolina
Nov. 11 Devin Wynn, Jr., TB, Furman
Sept. 2 Marshall Cooper, Sr., LB, Chattanooga
Sept. 9 Kaleb Tucker, Sr., DB, VMI
Sept. 16 Braden Gilby, R-Fr., LB, Furman
Sept. 23 Jireh Wilson, Sr., LB, Wofford
Sept. 30 Artevius Smith, R-Sr., DB, ETSU
Oct. 7 Ty Boeck, So., LB, Chattanooga
Oct. 14 Marquise Blount, So., LB, The Citadel
Oct. 21 Marquise Blount, So., LB, The Citadel
Oct. 28 Artevius Smith, R-Sr., DB, ETSU
Nov. 4 Sidney Otiwu, R-Jr., LB, Mercer
Nov. 11 Ty Harris, Jr., LB, Western Carolina
Sept. 2 Grayson Atkins, Jr., K, Furman
Sept. 9 Sean-Thomas Faulkner, R-So., DB, The Citadel
Sept. 16 Jacob Godek, Sr., K, The Citadel
Sept. 23 Grayson Atkins, Jr., K, Furman
Sept. 30 Mitchell Fineran, So., PK, Samford
Oct. 7 Grant Clemons, Sr., K, VMI
Oct. 14 Grant Clemons, Sr., K, VMI
Oct. 21 Jacob Godek, Sr., K, The Citadel
Oct. 28 Grayson Atkins, Jr., K, Furman
Nov. 4 Julian Pletz, R-Fr., PK, Western Carolina
Nov. 11 Grayson Atkins, Jr., K, Furman