Washington earns SoCon special teams honor
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Appalachian State’s Tony Washington was named the Southern Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week following the Mountaineers’ 38-28 loss to Wofford.
Washington returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown that gave the Mountaineers a 28-24 lead in the third quarter.
It was the first kickoff returned for a touchdown by an Appalachian State player since CoCo Hillary went 95 yards for a touchdown in 2007 against Wofford. Washington’s return was one yard shy of ASU’s record of 100 yards set by Keith Nash in 1968.
Wofford defensive lineman Tarek Odom was named the Defensive Player of the Week after returning a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown to give the Terriers a 38-28 lead.
Wofford held Appalachian State to 363 yards in total offense, the Mountaineers’ lowest output of the season and 101 yards below their season average.