Avent Earns SAC Offensive Player of the Week Honor

ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Football Players of the Week for games played Oct. 22 through Oct. 28.  Catawba quarterback Ken Avent III was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Lenoir-Rhyne linebacker Sherrod Williams was named the Defensive Player of the Week, and Wingate place kicker McLean Robertson was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
Avent, a freshman from Faison, N.C., had an outstanding game as he led the Catawba Indians to a 43-6 win over Limestone last week. The quarterback scored five touchdowns, throwing for two and rushing for three more. He completed 18-of-26 passes for a career-high 360 yards, while rushing for 71 yards. This is Avent’s first Player of the Week honor this season.
Williams, a junior from Edison, Ga., led the No. 21 Bears to their eighth consecutive victory with a 51-3 win over UNC Pembroke last week. He was a defensive force; totaling seven tackles, including four solo tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Williams also snagged an interception and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown. This is Williams’s second Defensive Player of the Week accolade this season.
Robertson, a sophomore from Lexington, S.C., helped guide the Bulldogs to a 31-17 win over Newberry. He connected on all four of his PATs, while also nailing a 35-yard field goal. Robertson also had three of his four kick-offs for touchbacks, with all four landing in the end zone. This is Robertson’s first Player of the Week award of the season.
2018 SAC AstroTurf Football Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 4 – Domineke McNeill, Wingate
Sept. 10 – Antonio Wimbush, Carson-Newman
Sept. 16 – Jordon Shippy, Tusculum
Sept. 24 – Craig Rucker, Mars Hill
Oct. 1 – Craig Rucker, Mars Hill & Austin Brown, Mars Hill
Oct. 8 – Shaw Crocker, Wingate
Oct. 15 – Bradley Jones, Lenoir-Rhyne
Oct. 22 – Antonio Wimbush, Carson-Newman
Oct. 29 – Ken Avent, Catawba
Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 4 – Joe Blue, Newberry
Sept. 10 – Cameron Davis, Catawba
Sept. 16 – Alonzo Houston, Carson-Newman
Sept. 24 – Cardell Rawlings, Wingate
Oct. 1 – Clayton Horn, Lenoir-Rhyne
Oct. 8 – Malik Goodman, Tusculum
Oct. 15 – Sherrod Williams, Lenoir-Rhyne
Oct. 22 – Jeremy Addison, Catawba
Oct. 29 – Sherrod Williams, Lenoir-Rhyne
Special Teams Player of the Week
Sept. 4 – Chris Birozes, Wingate
Sept. 10 – Joe Defatta, Tusculum
Sept. 16 – Joe Defatta, Tusculum
Sept. 24 – Shea Rodgers, Newberry
Oct. 1 – Shea Rodgers, Newberry
Oct. 8 – Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
Oct. 15 – Jaquay Mitchell, Lenoir-Rhyne
Oct. 22 – Kenyatta Greene, Catawba
Oct. 29 – McLean Robertson, Wingate
AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.

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