LEESBURG, Va. – Salisbury University senior superback Joe Benedetti has been named a Beyond Sports Network Division III Offensive Player of the Week at running back for Week 1, the website announced on Monday.
Benedetti rushed for 216 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries as the then-No. 7 Sea Gulls defeated Christopher Newport University, 40-16, on the road at POMOCO Stadium. All three totals were career highs for Benedetti, who averaged nine yards per attempt. Benedetti had touchdown runs of 48, 35, 13 and 2 yards for the game.
BSN is a sports media site that features colleges and players from the FCS, Division II, Division III, and NAIA levels. The staff selects award winners for Offensive Line of the Week, Defense of the Week, Offensive Players of the Week, Defensive Players of the Week, and Special Teams Players of the Week.
Salisbury (1-0) hosts third-ranked Wesley College on Saturday at Sea Gull Stadium at 6 p.m.
Click here to view the full list BSN Players of the Week.