Sept. 17, 2012
WASHINGTON - Senior cornerback Jeremy Moore (New Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse) was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week and sophomore wide receiver/punt returner Kevin Macari (Stamford, Conn./New Canaan) was named special teams player of the week when weekly honors were announced by the league on Monday morning. Both players were also named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Player of the Week at their respective positions.
Moore, a New Haven, Conn. native, earned Patriot League weekly honors for the third time in his career and for the second time following a game against his hometown Yale Bulldogs. The preseason All-America selection turned in a career performance, making 12 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, while forcing and recovering a fumble and intercepting two passes, including one that went for a 41 yard touchdown. Moore is currently third in GU history in interception return yardage, with 226 return yards, behind Jim Bolger (243) and Reid Ruberti (231). Moore was also named the College Football Performance Awards National Defensive Back of the Week, the second time he has earned the honor.
Macari, another Connecticut native, turned in a strong performance, returning a punt for 79 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter in the Hoyas' 24-21 loss to Yale. The punt return was the second longest return in Georgetown history. Macari currently leads the Patriot League and is fifth in the nation, averaging 20.86 yards per punt return. Macari was named the CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week for his performance against Yale. It was the first national honor that Macari has earned during his career on the Hilltop.
A Georgetown student-athlete has earned defensive player of the week in the Patriot League for each week this season after Moore earned the honor this week. Senior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) earned defensive player of the week honors for the first two weeks.
The Hoyas return to action at Princeton University on Friday night with kick-off scheduled for 7:02 p.m. Coverage for Friday night's game will begin at 7 p.m., as the game will be broadcast live on ESPNU. A free audio broadcast will be available on the Georgetown University Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - with Chuck Timanus providing the play-by-play.