Rodriguez Selected as Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week
Nov. 9, 2009
EASTON, Pa. - Junior kicker Davis Rodriguez has been named the Patriot League Football Special Teams Player of the Week, setting a Patriot League record with his fifth career selection.
Rodriguez scored 12 points in Lafayette's 56-49 win over No. 20/18 Colgate on Saturday. He made field goals of 33 and 34 yards in the first half to give Lafayette a 27-21 lead at the half, and nailed all six of his extra point attempts. Rodriguez wins the award for the second time in the past three weeks and third time this season.
The junior is 8-of-16 on field goals with a long of 42 in 2009 against Fordham and he has made 32-of-33 PAT's. For his career, he is 29-of-44 with a career long of 47 yards and has made 95-of-99 PAT's.
Academically, Rodriguez is a Government and Law major. He is enrolled in four courses this semester: African Cultural Institutions, Early American Political Thought, Introduction to Psychology with a lab, and Religion, Myth & Fantasy.
Lafayette is 4-0 in the Patriot League for the first time since 1994 and Saturday's matchup at No. 13 Holy Cross (8-1, 4-0) will decide the conference championship and the automatic berth to the NCAA Playoffs. Holy Cross eked out a 27-26 last-second win in the 2008 battle. The Leopards have won Patriot League titles in 1988, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
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