PITMAN, N.J. - Salisbury University senior wide receiver Octavion Wilson was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Salisbury's 62-20 win on Saturday over TCNJ to clinch the NJAC Championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
Wilson broke a school record with 182 receiving yards on just four catches, bettering the previous mark of 159 receiving yards reached in both 1986 and 1993. Late in the first quarter, Wilson caught a pass from Jack Lanham and took it 85 yards for a touchdown. He currently leads the NJAC in yards per catch (19.2). Wilson also leads the team with 19 catches for 369 yards and three touchdowns.
Earlier this season, Wilson was selected as one of the national nominees for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year. At the end of the season, three of the nominees will be chosen as Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award winners and will be recognized at a special ceremony during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Wilson is the sixth different Sea Gull to win the NJAC Player of the Week award this season. It is the fifth consecutive week that Salisbury claimed a conference weekly award.
Salisbury will wrap up the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. with a road matchup against William Paterson.