Monday, November 3, 2008

Apps Edwards gets national award

Appalachian QB Armanti Edwards just keeps racking up the awards.

He was named the Southern Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in the past five weeks after leading the Mountaineers to a 70-24 mauling of Wofford Friday night. And Edwards also won The Sports Network's national offensive award.

He did so by piling up 440 yards of total offense (367 passing, 73 rushing) against the Terriers. That performance made him the SC's all- time leader in total offense, with 9,397 yards. He's still just a junior, and accomplished the feat in 33 stars.

Safety Mark LeGree was TSN's pick on defense.In addition to three interception, he forced a fumble and totaled eight tackles, including one for a loss.

ASU made it a sweep of the major weekly league awards. Freshman of the week honors went to wide receiver Brian Quick. He set a Mountaineers' freshman record with 172 receiving yards and had catches of 58, 50 and 31 yards.

-- Stan Olson