Monday, September 8, 2008

ASU's Welton named conference player of the week

Appalachian State sophomore RB Robert Welton has been named Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Welton earned the honor on just ten carries in ASU's 56-7 win over Jacksonville Saturday, turning them into 161 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Welton also scored a TD the week before at LSU, giving him four in the Mountaineers' first two games.

He laughed at that following Saturday's game, saying that he only had
six as a senior at Jones County High in Gray, Ga.

While Devon Moore is Appalachian's current starter at RB, look for Welton, who doesn't appear to be quite as fast as the incumbent but is more powerful, to get a decent share of the carries going forward, with the Mountaineers developing what amounts to a two-back ground attack. --Stan Olson


Scott Hinson said...

Welton look real good on Saturday....Let's hope App can get that receiving corps (besides CoCo Hillary) and Armanti on the same page before JMU in two weeks!!