September 7, 2021
Crile Nabs Initial SAC AstroTurf Football Special Teams Player of Week Honor
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- The South Atlantic Conference named Catawba’s Clayton Crile as AstroTurf Special Teams Football Player of the Week for games played during the first week of the 2021 season. In addition, UVA Wise quarterback Lendon Redwine was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Week, while UVA Wise linebacker DaQuandre Taylor was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week.
Crile, a sophomore from Duncan, S.C., led the Catawba Indians to a 37-27 season opening win over Erskine last week. He was perfect on his kicks, going 3-for-3 on field goals, including a 43-yard go-ahead boot in the fourth quarter. He also added field goals of 31 and 25 yards, while going 4-for-4 on extra points. He finished the day accounting for 13 of Catawba’s points. Crile also averaged 48.5 yards on four punts, including a long of 68 yards.
Redwine, a sophomore from Gate City, Va., led the Cavaliers to the 54-0 win over Virginia-Lynchburg to open the 2021 season. He threw for 326 yards, connecting on 24 of 34 pass attempts with six touchdowns. Redwine’s six touchdown passes falls just one touchdown shy of the SAC and UVA Wise single-game touchdown record, while setting a new NCAA Division II era program record for touchdown passes in a game at UVA Wise.
Taylor, a freshman from Charlottesville, Va., posted a team-high seven tackles with a pair of sacks to lead the UVA Wise defense to a 54-0 win over Virginia-Lynchburg. He was part of a defensive core that set a SAC record of 13 team sacks in a single game. In addition to his seven tackles and two sacks, he added a forced fumble, one of three by the Cavalier defense.
2021 SAC AstroTurf Football Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 6 – Lendon Redwine, UVA Wise
Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 6 – DaQuandre Taylor, UVA Wise
Special Teams Player of the Week
Sept. 6 – Clayton Crile, Catawba
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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