DANBURY, Conn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference has announced its first Player of the Week awards for the 2017-18 season and Salisbury University football freshman Xavier Harkum was named the Division III South Rookie of the Week for his performance in the Sea Gulls' 63-7 win against William Paterson University on Saturday, September 9.
Harkum, who claimed the New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Rookie of the Week on Sunday, notched three tackles, including a solo stop, in the win and in the third quarter came up with his first career interception, taking it for a 19-yard return.
This season Harkum is the only freshman in the NJAC to make an interception in a conference game. He has accounted for five total tackles in two games.
To see the ECAC weekly awards in their entirety, click here.