CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Salisbury University senior quarterback Dan Griffin and sophomore linebacker Steven Gamble have been named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Northwest Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for football, the organization announced on Tuesday.
The duo helped the No. 21 Sea Gulls defeat Utica College, 63-23, on Saturday to claim the Empire 8's automatic qualification to the NCAA tournament.
Griffin ran for a career-high five touchdowns on 17 carries and 142 yards. He recorded TD runs of 2, 56, 4, 2 and 1 yard on the day. The Jarrettsville, Md., native averaged 8.4 yards per carry, while also adding 47 passing yards.
Griffin's 30 points moved him within one touchdown of tying for the program lead in all-time points scored at 258.
Gamble blocked an extra-point attempt following a Pioneers' third-quarter touchdown. It was Salisbury's fourth blocked kick of the season.
Gamble, a Rockville, Md., native, added four tackles, one for loss, a forced fumble and recovery and a pass broken up.
He leads the team in solo tackles (29) assisted tackles (27) and total tackles (56) in nine games this season. Gamble also has 11 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Salisbury (7-2, 5-1 E8) travels to Frostburg State University for the 14th annual Regents Cup Game Saturday at 1 p.m., to close the regular season.
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