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(STATS) -- Jerry Rice must be smiling.There are so many outstanding freshman candidates for the season-ending STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award this season, and this past weekends action had rookies excelling in every which way. Enough so that they are sprinkled throughout the weekly STATS FCS awards.Thats because there could only be one National Freshman of the Week, and that was Sam Houston State wide receiver Nathan Stewart following his record-setting performance in the Southland Conference.Stewart, The Citadels Tyler Renew, UT Martins Kahlid Hagens and Woffords David Marvin were named Monday as the STATS FCS National Players of the Week for games played Nov. 3-5.---=NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK=Tyler Renew, The Citadel, FB, Sr., 5-11, 217, Columbia, South CarolinaIn The Citadels triple-option offense, Renew plays the position known as B-Back, but he was strictly A material in a Top 25 win against Samford. Renew carried the ball 45 times for 285 yards and three touchdowns -- all career highs -- as the unbeaten Bulldogs prevailed 37-34 in overtime, clinching at least a share of their second straight Southern Conference title and an FCS playoff bid. While coming within one yard of The Citadels single-game rushing record, he scored on runs of 55, 58 and 4 yards.Honorable Mention: Ronald Butler, QB, Tennessee State; JaVaughn Craig, QB, Austin Peay; Chad Chalich, QB, Montana; Austin Gahafer, QB, Morehead State; Jestin Kelly, RB, Grambling State; Jake Kolbe, QB, Illinois State; Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington; Tyrell Maxwell, QB, Gardner-Webb; John Santiago, RB, North Dakota; Bryan Schor, QB, James Madison.---=NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK=Kahlid Hagens, UT Martin, S, R-Jr., 6-3, 200, Maplewood, MissouriHagens helped keep UT Martin in contention for the Ohio Valley Conference title and a playoff berth. He totaled a game-high nine tackles (three solo), recovered a fumble and scored off an interception to help the Skyhawks beat Eastern Illinois 33-17 on the road. Hagens jumped on a fumble on his teams 2-yard line to perverse a lead going into halftime. Late in the game, he sealed the win by intercepting a pass and returning it 52 yards for a pick-six.Honorable Mention: Mike Basile, S, Monmouth; Mitch Dalley, S, Southern Utah; P.J. Hall, DE, Sam Houston State; Tymir Hinton, S, Central Connecticut State; Reggie Hunter, LB, North Carolina Central; Jarius Moore, LB, Texas Southern; Troy Reeder, LB, Delaware; Pierce Ripanti, LB, Lehigh; Karter Schult, DE, Northern Iowa.---=NATIONAL SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK=David Marvin, Wofford, PK/P, R-Jr., 6-2, 210, Charlotte, North CarolinaThe Wofford-Furman series dates to 1889 and nobody has ever gotten a kick out of it quite like Marvin did while the Terriers spoiled Furmans Homecoming 34-27. Marvin tied the Southern Conference record for longest field goal with his second 57-yarder of the season, and he kicked a 54-yarder earlier in the game. He also kicked four extra points, had four punts that averaged 43.8 yards with a long of 48 and two going inside Furmans 20 and averaged 59 yards on six kickoffs with two touchbacks.Honorable Mention: Earnest Edwards, WR/KR, Maine; Michael Dereus, WR/KR, Georgetown; Sam Drysdale, PK, Northern Iowa; Ed Groth, PK, Central Connecticut State; Jalen Rima, WR/RS, Northern Iowa; Griffin Roehler, PK, Northern Arizona; Ben Rosenblatt, PK, Brown; Matt Ward, PK, Morehead State.---=NATIONAL FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK=Nathan Stewart, Sam Houston State, WR, Fr., 6-1, 169, DallasStewart leads the No. 2 passing offense in the FCS in receiving yards, touchdown receptions and yards per catch after posting a monster game in the top-ranked Bearkats 56-43 triumph over Southland Conference rival McNeese. He caught 12 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns, which went for 52, 11 and 35 yards. His receiving yards set both school and Southland records.Honorable Mention: T.J. Bell, QB, Savannah State; Brian Cavicante, LB, Delaware State; Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois; A.J. Hines, RB, Duquesne; Torrey Hunt, CB, North Dakota; Darron Johnson, LB, Alabama State; Davis Neilands, DE, Gardner-Webb; Steven Newbold, WR, Tennessee State; Ryan Lee, QB, Coastal Carolina; Shane Simpson, RB/RS, Towson. Jack Tatum looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Raiders Hats. Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. Miikka Kiprusoff had just announced his retirement after a decade-long run in Calgary and it would be up to Berra and Ramo to fill the void. Otis Sistrunk Womens Jersey. Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. Fred Biletnikoff Womens Jersey. -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No.Riyad Mahrez lost out to Leicester City team-mate Jamie Vardy for the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year award on Monday. Adam Bate explains why Mahrez got his vote… Everyone loves a winger. David Ginola and Gareth Bale were both rewarded with the FWA Footballer of the Year award. Riyad Mahrez wont be joining them just yet, but hes already set to do what those two did not do - propel his team to a Premier League title. Vardy wins FWA award Jamie Vardy named Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year for 2015/16. The numbers tell some of the story. Mahrez has scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists, putting him level with Jamie Vardy as the most effective player in the Premier League. Its difficult to overstate his importance to the team. Champions need flair as well as functionality. Even Watford have a dogged defence, having conceded the same amount of goals as the Foxes as recently as February. But they didnt have a Mahrez.In a team full of heroes, he still stands out. Both Vardy and NGolo Kante have been integral but Leicester have actually coped without them. Without Mahrez on the pitch in this seasons Premier League, they have conceded twice as many goals as theyve scored. Mahrez impact Player Dribbles Player Clear chances created Wilfried Zaha 127 Mesut Ozil 26 Riyad Mahrez 117 Riyad Mahrez 17 Ross Barkley 111 Dimitri Payet 13 He ranks in the top two in the Premier League for dribbles and clear-cut chances created. Hes twisted and hes turned. Hes sold the dummies and the defenders have just kept buying them. Hes been fun to watch and given the impression it was even more fun to play.I was a street footballer, he told Sky Sports recently. Every day, I was on the street dribbling, doing skills. I wasnt in an academy till I was 19. The lung-busting hunger of Vardy might be more conspicuous but Mahrez has his own story too.Perhaps the journey from Sarcelles - a dangerous ghetto, according to the man himself - doesnt evoke the same everyman qualities for English audiences, but it should. Mahrez battled for an amateur contract in Frances fourth tier. A trial at St Mirren didnt work out. Jamie Redknapp highlighted Mahrezs all-round game after the 4-0 win over Swansea As recently as 2014, one month shy of his 23rd birthday, he was with Le Havre in the French second division.dddddddddddd. Those spindly limbs didnt convince everyone of their capacity to cope in tougher conditions but Leicesters technical scouts looked at the stats and took a chance.Nigel Pearson trusted his talent but Mahrez was still an unused substitute on numerous occasions last season - most notably in the April win at Burnley that lifted Leicester out of the bottom three. Hes a more effective player now and that owes much to his dedication to improve.In the wake of Mahrezs PFA Player of the Year award, manager Claudio Ranieri said: I am very proud because Riyad is a very humble man. He asks every time, What can I do to improve? That is fantastic. He is a genius, our light. Mahrez has found a unique role for himself in Claudio Ranieris team In a recent interview with LEquipe, Mahrez spoke of the headaches brought about by Claudio Ranieris attention to detail on the tactical work. The instincts of the street footballer remain. I want so much be that player, the player who improvises, he admitted. But hes worked at it.Its been reflected in his efforts. While the compact team shape has been a feature of Leicesters success and theres a beauty in the simplicity of the roles of many within the line-up, the onus is on Mahrez to do something different. He has to pick his moments to gamble. Mahrez scored in a 3-1 win away to Manchester City in February We know hes a wide player, Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports. But the amount of times he finds himself between the lines, hes not just a headless chicken going in there. Its being in there and being decisive at the right time. Thats understanding. Thats reading the game.More often than not hes read it right. Mahrez scored in the first three games of the season - a brace against Sunderland, the winner versus West Ham and what turned out to be a significant late equaliser at home to Tottenham. Those goals alone were worth five points.By March, his goals had earned the team 20 points - and it wouldve been four more but for a couple of penalty misses. During the run-in, there were fine finishes in 1-0 wins over Watford and Crystal Palace. A brief dip followed but Mahrez has done it when it mattered. Needing to deliver with Vardy suspended, Mahrez opened the scoring against Swansea, settling the nerves and leaving Leicester on the brink. There was no goal against Manchester United on Sunday but his second-half dribbling relieved the pressure nevertheless.You were wondering whod step up, said Carragher of that win over Swansea. There was no need. Mahrez has been the decisive figure at the decisive time in the team of the season. Maybe even bigger things await, but this will always be his year - Leicesters year. He deserves every award going. Also See: Vardy wins FWA award Souness in awe of Leicester WATCH: Did Leicester get lucky? WATCH: LVG, Ranieri respect Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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