PITMAN, N.J. – The Salisbury University football team earned two New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Player of the Week awards after Saturday's 83-0 win over SUNY Maritime in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Senior super back Mike-Ryan Mofor was selected as the NJAC Offensive Player of the Week after he averaged 11.4 yards per rush in the victory, finishing the day with a team-high nine carries for 103 yards and two rushing touchdowns. The fourth different Salisbury player to be named NJAC Offensive Player of the Week this season, he scored on a 42-yard run in the second quarter which marked the longest play from scrimmage in the game. An all-conference second-team honoree, Mofor currently ranks seventh in the NJAC in rushing (52.6 yards per game).
Freshman linebacker Casey Counts was named the NJAC Defensive Rookie of the Week after he tallied a career-high seven tackles, including four solo stops. He also notched a pass break-up and one of the Sea Gulls' four sacks in a defensive performance which saw SUNY Maritime limited to just 71 total yards of offense. Counts has accumulated 14 total tackles in nine games played for the NJAC champions during his freshman campaign.
Mofor and Counts are the ninth different Salisbury players to win an NJAC weekly award and their selections caps off seven consecutive weeks that Salisbury has claimed at least one NJAC Player of the Week.