BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Prairie View A&M quarterback Trey Green and defensive end Ahkeem Barton, Southern wide receiver Willie Quinn and Jackson State defensive back Derrick Bobo have been recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as football players of the week for their outstanding performance in competition during Sept. 3-6.
Offensive Player of the Week – Green
Green accounted for three total touchdowns and 248 yards of offense in the Panthers’ 38-11 win over Texas Southern. The redshirt junior threw for 167 yards and a score, and he added 81 yards and two more touchdowns on the ground. Green’s week 1 output surpassed all of his offensive production from the 2014 season.
Defensive Player of the Week – Barton
Barton was a large part of Prairie View’s defensive play versus Texas Southern, as the sophomore notched five tackles (2.5 TFL) and also collected two sacks for the Panthers defense, which held Texas Southern to 291 total yards of offense in a winning effort. With his efforts, Barton has already tied his 2014 total output in the sack department.
Special Teams Player of the Week – Quinn
Quinn racked up 197 return yards, including a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, in Southern’s loss versus Louisiana Tech. For Quinn, it was second kick return score of his career, and fifth overall return for a touchdown. It is also the longest return for Quinn in his career, surpassing a 98-yard return touchdown he notched in the 2013 season.
Newcomer of the Week – Bobo
Bobo made six stops – all solo – in Jackson State’s loss to Middle Tennessee State. For the redshirt junior, it was his first in-game action of his collegiate career after missing last year due to injury.