Monday, October 25, 2010

University of Albany FCS Football Quarterback Buddy Leathley Selected Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week - UAlbany Sports 2010

Somerset, N.J. - University at Albany's Buddy Leathley has been selected Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week in football, as announced on Monday, Oct. 25 by the conference office.

Leathley, a redshirt freshman quarterback, made his first start as a collegian in a 30-27 overtime loss to Central Connecticut State on Oct. 22. He rushed for 112 yards on 17 carries and completed 12 of 19 passes for 101 yards. Leathley is the first UAlbany quarterback to both pass and run for 100 or more yards in the same game since Sept. 30, 1989. He helped his team build a 24-6 halftime lead by scoring on a 20-yard run, his first TD at the collegiate level, with 2:33 left in first quarter and throwing a 9-yard scoring pass to WR Ryan Kirchner with 1:04 remaining in the second period.

A native of Manlius, N.Y., Leathley is also the first UAlbany signal-caller to rush for 100-plus yards in nearly six years and is the first freshman to start at quarterback since Frank Blasinsky against Cornell on Sept. 30, 2006. Leathley attended Bridgton Academy before enrolling at UAlbany in January 2009. He earned All-Onondaga League recognition twice on high school level at Fayetteville-Manlius.

Paw Prints: The Great Danes have played in three games decided by three points this season, including victories over Maine and Yale ... the overtime loss to Central Connecticut State was the first extra-period game played at University Field ... UAlbany is 8-12 in Division I FCS games decided by three points or less ... PK Herb Glass made two or more field goals for the ninth time in his career, hitting kicks of 21 and 38 yards, vs. Central Conn. ... Glass is second on the all-time field goals list with 25 and has climbed to 10th in career scoring with 148 points ... ILB Jon Morgan had a career-best 13 tackles vs. Central Conn., the highest total by a UAlbany defender since Sept. 13, 2008 ... UAlbany (3-4, NEC 1-3) travels to Bryant on Saturday, Oct. 30 for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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