Tuesday, November 16, 2010

University of Albany FCS Football's Dillon Romain Chosen NEC Rookie of the Week for the Third Time This Season - 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, Nov. 15 by the conference office. He was selected for second consecutive week and third time this season.

Romain, a freshman tailback from Vernon, N.J., rushed for a career-high 193 yards, including 182 in the second half, on 28 carries in last Saturday's 24-14 victory over Wagner at University Field. He scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 25-yard run with 12:39 remaining in the third quarter. Romain established the program's single-game freshman rushing record, breaking the previous mark of 150 that was set by Greg Garrett against St. Lawrence on Sept. 21, 1996.

Romain, who recorded the highest rushing total by a Great Dane since the 2008 Gridiron Classic, toppled the 100-yard mark for the second consecutive game. He ran five straight times on the opening possession for the second half, including a 32-yard burst on the second play of the series, to break a 14-14 deadlock. Romain had 119 yards in the fourth quarter, as the Great Danes held the ball for 13-plus minutes in the period. He has 476 yards and six touchdowns on the ground this season.

Paw Prints: UAlbany's Bob Ford has moved into a tie for fourth place among FCS Division I's all-time winningest coaches with 246 victories ... Ford trails Grambling's Eddie Robinson (408), Eastern Kentucky's Roy Kidd (314) and Delaware's Tubby Raymond (300) on the FCS career wins list ... the Great Danes have 13 seniors who will be making their final home appearance at University Field against Monmouth on Nov. 20 ... DT Trevor Anderson, CB Ross Bertrand, OLB Chris Blais, OG Matt Faughnan, ILB Said Gaida, OT Vince Gonzales, DE Mike Kelly, WR Jason Poore, C Andy Sparano, OG Andrew Stevens, ILB Chris Van Zelfden and P Bobby Woods are members of the 2010 senior class ... ILB Dave Plungas made a career-high 13 tackles, including nine unassisted, vs. Wagner ... Plungas also stripped WR Dave Crawford at the 5-yard line in the third quarter and the fumble went through the end zone for a touchback.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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