RICHMOND (Va.) — The University of Delaware football squad earned its first two individual Player of the Week citations by the Colonial Athletic Association this week as junior linebacker Troy Reeder was named CAA Defensive Player of the Week and junior kicker Frank Raggo was selected as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week.
Reeder recorded a team-high 12 tackles (seven solo), one tackle for loss, and assisted Jalen Kindle to force a fumble that was returned 45 yards for a touchdown as Delaware knocked off No. 23 ranked Stony Brook, 24-20. The junior led a Blue Hens’ defense that held Stony Brook scoreless in the second half and the third-quarter forced fumble helped UD rally from a 20-7 halftime deficit.
Reeder was also named to the STATS Inc. National Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention for his efforts.
Raggo (at right) connected on a 50-yard field goal to help Delaware overcome the 13-point halftime deficit vs. Stony Brook. The field goal was the fifth-longest in UD history and marked the second straight week that he has made a kick from 50 yards after knocking through a school-record 55-yarder vs. James Madison on Sept. 30.
Raggo, who is 6-of-8 on field goals for the year, also converted all three of his extra point attempts against the Seawolves.
In addition to Reeder and Raggo, Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta was named Offensive Player of the Week and Villanova defensive back Jaquan Amos was picked as Rookie of the Week.
Delaware will return to action this Saturday, Oct. 14, when the Hens host longtime CAA foe William & Mary at 3:30 p.m. at Delaware Stadium.
Photo: Blue Hens’ Athletic Department