Davis Named SAC Football Defensive Player of the Week


ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba senior defensive end, Marqus Davis (Charlotte, NC/N. Mecklenburg HS) was named the South Atlantic Conference Football Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending September 6, 2009.  Also named was Newberry quarterback Brandon Gantt, on offense, and Lenoir-Rhyne return specialist Jamont Jones, on special teams.

Davis was one of the defensive stars for the Indians in the win over Fayetteville State as he was in on three sacks and blocked a pair of kicks in the 21-20 win.  The senior defensive end had nine tackles overall and had three of the eight team sacks, including one of the final play of the game.  Davis also blocked a punt in the first quarter and a field goal try in the second quarter with the game tied at 7-7.

Gantt completed 35-of-47 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown, including 10 consecutive completions to start the game and no interceptions.  Jones returned four kickoffs for 168 yards (42.0 yards-per-return average) including a 90-yarder for a score in the third quarter.

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