PITMAN --- The New Jersey Athletic Conference announced its football weekly honors for the week ending Oct. 1.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAMES FARA • Rowan University
Senior • Running Back • Point Pleasant, NJ/Point Pleasant Boro
Fara becomes the second Prof to earn NJAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, joining Week 2 winner Thomas Goldsborough. Fara ran for a career high 203 yards on 23 carries along with two touchdowns against #9 Johns Hopkins. The senior added a 74-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Fara leads the NJAC in rushing, averaging 110.0 yards per game - more than double the second-highest player.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOSH UVODICH • Christopher Newport University
Graduate Student • Defensive Back • Williamsburg, VA/Bruton
Uvodich picks up NJAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after leading a stellar effort by the CNU defense in a 24-14 victory over Salisbury, snapping the Sea Gulls’ 21-game NJAC winning streak dating back to 2018. Uvodich intercepted two passes, broke up two passes, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble. He also contributed four tackles as the Captains allowed just one offensive score to SU. Uvodich’s interception with just over four minutes to play, his second of the day, put the game away for the 3-1 Captains. He leads the NJAC in passes defended (2.00 per game).
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JAYDEN BRIMAGE • Montclair State University
Sophomore • Wide Receiver • Bound Brook, NJ/Bound Brook
Brimage becomes the third different Red Hawk to earn NJAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors through the first five weeks of the season. Brimage came up big in MSU’s 42-7 conference win over TCNJ, recovering a blocked punt and running 84 yards for a touchdown as the Red Hawks won on their Homecoming game.
OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CONNOR BARRY • Christopher Newport University
Freshman • Quarterback • Vienna, VA/James Madison
Barry collects his second NJAC Offensive Rookie of the Week award after leading CNU to a 24-14 win over Salisbury, snapping SU’s 21-game NJAC winning streak. Barry rushed for a touchdown and threw for a score in the victory. The freshman QB threw a 25-yard touchdown strike to open the scoring, and later - with the Captains only leading by three - ran for a four-yard score. He completed 10 of 20 passes for 163 yards and also ran for 14 yards on 13 attempts.