SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference named its football players of the week today for all games played Oct. 22. Wofford’s David Marvin was tabbed as the Special Teams Player of the Week. Samford’s Karel Hamilton was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while The Citadel’s Kailik Williams earned the Defensive Player of the Week award. The players of the week are selected by the league office.
Wofford’s David Marvin turned in a strong all-around kicking performance for the Terriers against The Citadel on Saturday afternoon. Marvin hit two-of-three field goals attempts, including a long of 41 yards. The junior from Charlotte kicked off four times, forcing two touchbacks and averaging 57.8 yards. He also punted five times with an average of 49.6 yards. He booted two punts over 50 yards, forced two fair catches and placed three kicks inside the Bulldogs’ 20-yard line. Marvin leads the league in yards per punt (47.8), ranks second in field goals per game (1.29) and is perfect on PAT attempts this season. Other Nominees: Will Vanvick (The Citadel), JJ Jerman (ETSU), Reece Everett (Samford) and Colin Brewer (Chattanooga).
Hamilton caught a career-high 16 passes for 208 yards with two touchdowns in Samford’s 30-17 win over Western Carolina on Saturday night. Hamilton’s 16 receptions tied for the seventh-highest single-game total in league history. He caught a 36-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter to open the scoring and added a 20-yard score early in the third quarter to give the Bulldogs a 20-7 advantage. With 208 receiving yards, Hamilton became Samford’s all-time leader with 3,166 career yards. Other Nominees: Jajuan Stinson (ETSU), Richardre Bagley (Chattanooga) and Lorenzo Long (Wofford).
Kailik Williams gave The Citadel defense a boost in the fourth quarter to help the Bulldogs rally for a 24-21 overtime win at Wofford. With the Bulldogs trailing 21-14 with less than six minutes to play in regulation, Williams returned an interception 13 yards for a score to tie the game. The junior finished the contest with 11 tackles, including one for loss. It was his second straight game with double-digit tackles and fourth on the season. Other Nominees: Jason Maduafokwa (ETSU), Jamerson Blount (Samford), Keionta Davis (Chattanooga) and Datavious Wilson (Wofford).
Wofford will host Mercer on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium.
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