Harvison Earns GLVC Player of the Week Honor
INDIANAPOLIS – University of Indianapolis senior wide receiver Mar’Quone Edmonds, Urbana University junior linebacker Roy Harvison and Missouri S&T senior return specialist Carlton Westbrook have earned Great Lakes Valley Conference weekly football honors, it was announced Monday by the conference office. Edmonds was selected as the GLVC Offensive Player of the Week, Harvison was tabbed Defensive Player of the Week, and Westbrook was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
Edmonds amassed 10 catches, 169 yards and two touchdowns, including his 27th career TD reception to set a new school record during UIndy's 45-15 victory over McKendree last Saturday night. The Waukegan, Ill., native had touchdown receptions of 12 and 25 yards on the night, with the former snapping one of the longest-held school records in any of UIndy's 21 varsity sports. The previous mark of 26 career touchdown catches was set by UIndy Hall-of-Famer Dick Nyers back in 1955. Edmonds now has eight 100-yard receiving games as a Greyhound, including one in each of the last two weeks. He averages 106 receiving yards and seven catches per game, good for third and fourth in the GLVC, respectively. Edmonds collects his first career GLVC weekly honor and becomes the second Greyhound in as many weeks honored by the league as Klay Fiechter picked up Offensive Player of the Week accolades last Monday.
In Urbana’s 14-10 home victory over Quincy on Saturday, Harvison racked up both personal bests and also Urbana season-highs in tackles (13) and tackles for loss (4.0). The Columbus, Ohio, native entered the game with a previous career high of just five stops, but saw his playing time increased due to in-game injuries to staring linebackers Shane Cahill and Lamar Ross. Harvison, whose four TFLs totaled a loss of 10 yards, earns his first weekly award from the conference and is the third Blue Knight this season to be honored. Perry Jenkins was named the league’s first-ever Defensive Player of the week on Sept. 3, while punter Clay Lust was recognized the following week as the GLVC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Westbrook is the conference’s first repeat honoree as the talented return man was honored as Special Team Player of the Week following the season opener on Sept. 3. In addition, Missouri S&T is the lone school to boast a weekly conference honoree in each of the first four weeks of the season. Westbrook returned his second punt of the season for a touchdown in the Miners’ 47-23 win over Kentucky Wesleyan and finished the night with 139 return yards on four returns. His 74-yard punt return for the first-quarter score capped a 21-0 point run in a school record span of 2:06. In addition to his touchdown, the Centralia, Ill., native also had a 50-yard runback of a kickoff in the contest to average 34.8 yards per return on the night. Through four games this year, Westbrook is ranked No. 2 nationally in punt returns with an average of 29.13 yards per return, second only to UIndy’s Fiechter’s average of 33.00.