BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jackson State wide receiver Devin Fosselman and quarterback Jarin Morikawa, and Southern linebacker Daniel Brown and wide receiver/return specialist Willie Quinn have been recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference for their outstanding performances during action on Oct. 24.
Offensive Player of the Week
WR – Sr. – 5-11 – 190 – Woodville, Miss.
Fosselman had a career day in Jackson State’s 37-3 homecoming victory over the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Fosselman hauled in six grabs for 175 yards, scoring three touchdowns in the game as well. Fosselman’s 48-yard touchdown catch opened up the scoring for the Tigers, and the senior’s other scores came from 59 yards and 10 yards out.
Defensive Player of the Week
LB – Sr. – 6-2 – 244 – New Orleans, La.
Brown was a menace for the Jaguars against Texas Southern, as the fifth-year senior made six tackles and four sacks in Southern’s 40-21 road victory against TSU. Brown was a driving force behind a strong pass rush for the Jaguars, as he accounted for half of the team’s sack total in the victory. Brown also forced a fumble that Southern recovered and turned into a field goal that gave the Jaguars a 24-21 advantage in the third quarter and set off a run of 16 unanswered points for them.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Wide Receiver/Return Specialist
WR/RS – Sr. – 5-5 – 145 – Miami, Fla.
Quinn accounted for 123 return yards in Southern’s 40-21 win at Texas Southern. The highlight for the senior speedster was a game-opening 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that not only put Southern on the board, but also tied Quinn with Hampton’s Jerome Mathis’ career record for the most kickoff return touchdowns by an FCS player. Quinn, who has earned the SWAC Specialist of the Week honor three times this year, is one kickoff return touchdown away from breaking the record and is one kick return score of any sort from tying a season record for most return TDs by an FCS player.
Newcomer of the Week
QB – So. – 6-0 – 190 – Mililani, Hawaii
Filling in for the injured LaMontiez Ivy, Morikawa ensured that Jackson State’s passing attack didn’t miss a beat. The sophomore ended up throwing for 333 yards – on 25-of-40 passing – and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 37-3 homecoming win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.