October 31, 2016
Brackman Named SAC Special Teams Player of the Week
Brackman, a red-shirt freshman from Athens, Ga., was perfect on six point after tries in the win over Brevard on Oct. 29. He also had a pair of touchbacks on seven kickoffs with five returns starting in the end zone and not advancing past the 25 yard-line. He award is his first Special Teams Player of the Week.
Yeldell, a senior from Edgefield, S.C., passed for 428 yards and connected on 76 percent of his throws to finish with four touchdowns in Newberry’s 53-14 win over Lenoir-Rhyne on Oct. 29. He averaged nearly 10 yards a completion and found 10 different receivers in the contest. On the ground, he rushed for 23 yards and one touchdown on five carries. He also became Newberry’s single-season passing leader in the contest as he now has 2,834 yards on the year. The honor marks his fourth Offensive Player of the Week selection this season.
Benn, a senior from Chattanooga, Tenn., recorded a game-high 13 tackles, including three for loss in Tusculum's 28-27 overtime loss at Mars Hill. Benn tallied 11 solo tackles and blocked and recovered a punt to set up the Pioneers' opening touchdown. Benn is second on the team in tackles (65), interceptions (2) and pass break-ups (5). He also has 11 tackles for loss and has forced two fumbles. The honor is his first Defensive Player of the Week nod.
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