Monday, November 14, 2011

University of Albany Receiver Cole King Selected Northeast Conference Football Rookie of the Week - UAlbany Sports 2011

Somerset, N.J. - University at Albany's Cole King has been selected as the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week in football, as announced Monday, Nov. 14 by the conference office. King earned the weekly award for the second time this season.

A redshirt freshman from Syracuse, N.Y., King was the Great Danes' leading receiver in a 41-24 come-from-behind victory over Monmouth. He made four receptions for 84 yards, as his team remained in a tie for first place in the NEC standings. King has caught at least two passes in nine of 10 games played this year.

All four of King's catches went for first downs and two of them paved the way for touchdowns on the following play. King caught his first pass of the day, a 32-yard gain that set up Andrew Smith's one-yard TD run. After Monmouth went back in front 10-7, King struck again. The rookie receiver converted a second-and-six situation with a 13-yard catch and the Danes again went onto reach paydirt on the very next play. King added a 19-yard reception and registered a 20-yard gain on a third-and-seven early in the fourth quarter.

King is second on the team in receptions with 29, first in receiving yards, second (525) in touchdown catches (6) and first in average yards per catch (18.1).

Paw Prints: UAlbany meets Sacred Heart in the final game of the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 19 ... the Great Danes can earn a share of the Northeast Conference championship with a victory ... UAlbany would also receive the conference's automatic NCAA FCS playoff berth ... the Great Danes have made just one NCAA appearance in its football history, advancing to the 1977 Division III playoffs.

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