Monday, October 11, 2010

University of Albany Freshman Tailback Dillon Romain Named Northeast Conference Football Rookie of the Week - UAlbany Sports 2010

Somerset, N.J. - University at Albany's Dillon Romain has been chosen Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week in football, as announced on Monday, Oct. 11 by the conference office. He received the weekly award for the first time this season after his team posted a 48-0 NEC victory over Saint Francis, Pa.

A freshman tailback from Vernon, N.J., Romain ran 15 times for a career-high 58 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns. He capped a 68-yard drive in the first quarter with a two-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 lead and scored on a one-yard blast in the third period. He became the second true freshman in the program's Division I FCS history to rush for two TDs in the same game.

Romain, the 2008 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year at Don Bosco Prep, has rushed for 50-plus yards in each of his last two contests. He is second on the squad in rushing with 133 yards and three touchdowns. UAlbany (3-2, NEC 1-1) has recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since October 2009. The Great Danes travel to conference-leader Robert Morris (5-1, NEC 4-0) on Saturday.

Paw Prints: UAlbany's Herb Glass was an honorable mention selection for the College Football Performance Division I FCS Placekicker of the Week ... Glass made field goals of 45 and 42 yards and connected on all six PATs ... the junior is the fourth kicker in program history to make two 40-plus yard field goals in the same contest and his 45-yarder in the opening quarter tied the ninth longest in UAlbany annals ... UAlbany's defense recorded its second shutout of the season by limiting Saint Francis to 81 total yards and three first downs ... the Homecoming attendance of 6,624 was the largest home crowd since Nov. 6, 1978 when UAlbany, as a Division III program, edged Ithaca, 9-6, at Bleecker Stadium ... UAlbany opponent Stephen F. Austin is ranked No. 5 in The Sports Network Top-25, while Robert Morris, Yale and Maine are receiving votes ... Robert Morris also receiving votes in the FCS Coaches' Poll.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information


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syracuserules said...

He should of went to Montana! bigtime football, 30,000 fans instead of 150,

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