Mputu Named P.L. Rookie of Week For Second Time in Three Weeks

Go Leopards! Freshman TB Pat Mputu has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time in three weeks.
Freshman TB Pat Mputu has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time in three weeks.

Nov. 1, 2010

EASTON, Pa. - Freshman tailback Pat Mputu (Orlando, Fla./Winter Park) only played the first half in Lafayette's 33-22 win at Bucknell on Saturday, but his efforts put the Leopards off to a quick start and earned him his second Patriot League Rookie of the Week selection in three weeks.

On the second play from scrimmage, Mputu took a short screen pass and turned it into a 75-yard touchdown catch. He finished with two catches for 84 yards and the score and seven carries for 55 yards on the ground. Mputu helped Lafayette to a 16-7 lead at the half, but did not play in the second half due to an ankle injury.

The freshman's 102-yard day vs. Stony Brook on Oct. 16 also garnered conference rookie of the week honors on Oct. 18.

Academically, Mputu has yet to declare a major, but is taking Modeling & Differential Calculus, 21st Century Literacies, Drawing I and Public Speaking during the fall semester.

Lafayette will wrap up a three-game road swing at Colgate on Saturday. The game will have special significance for Mputu whose brother, Jonathan, is a sophomore wide receiver for the Raiders.

 

 

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