ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Football Players of the Week for games played during week two of the 2019 season. Limestone running back Jerko'ya Patton was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Week, while Lenoir-Rhyne defensive back Landon Scott was named the Defensive Player of the Week, and Wingate kicker McLean Robertson picked up Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Patton, a junior from Charlotte, N.C., rushed for a career-high 140 yards with two touchdowns against No. 14 West Georgia. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry, while adding a pair of catches for 11 yards. With his two touchdowns, Patton became the Limestone career leader in rushing touchdowns with 11 for his career. This is Patton's first offensive player of the week honor of the season.
Scott, a senior from Moultrie, Ga., led the No. 8 Bears to a 28-11 win over Virginia Union. He hauled in two interceptions, returning them for a total of 22 yards, while breaking up a pass and making four solo tackles. The game marked the second time Scott had two interceptions in a game during his career. This is the first defensive player of the week accolade for Scott this season.
Robertson, a junior from Lexington, S.C., scored 10 points for the No. 18 Bulldogs in their 34-24 win over Fayetteville State last week. He connected on a pair of 40-plus yard field goals (40-yards and 45-yards) and was a perfect 4-for-4 on PATs. This is Robertson's first special teams player of the week award of the season.
2019 SAC AstroTurf Football Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week
Sept. 9 – Shaw Crocker, Wingate
Sept. 16 – Jerko'ya Patton, Limestone
Defensive Player of the Week
Sept. 9 – Rondrow Peebles, Carson-Newman
Sept. 16 – Landon Scott, Lenoir-Rhyne
Special Teams Player of the Week
Sept. 9 – Demetrius Mann, UVa-Wise
Sept. 16 – 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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