SENIOR KICK RETURNS McDONOUGH HAULS IN SECOND WEEKLY HONOR
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After amassing 171 yards on six kickoff returns for the Merrimack College football team during last Friday's contest at Southern Connecticut State, senior running back Quinn McDonough (Medford, Mass.) has earned his second Northeast-10 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week nod this fall, as announced by the league today.
McDonough, who earned his first league weekly honor after the Warriors' season opening victory at Wagner back on Sept. 6, posted 171 yards against the Owls on six returns, averaging 28.5 yards per run back with a game-high 55-yard return. The senior also rushed for 30 yards on 11 attempts.
On the season, McDonough ranks 11th nationally averaging 205.33 all-purpose yards per contest and tied for 13th in kickoff return average (34.1 yards per game). The Medford, Mass., native ranks first on the team averaging 222.7 yards of total offense per game with 196 rushing yards, 97 receiving and 37 on kick returns.
Joining McDonough on the weekly awards list was classmate Joe Clancy (Newburyport, Mass.), who found a spot on the Week 3 Honor Roll. Clancy enjoyed another five-touchdown performance at Southern Connecticut last Friday, going 36-for-49 with 276 yards and just one interception in a tough 40-34 setback against the Owls on the road.
Merrimack returns to action this Saturday, Sept. 28, when it hosts Pace University for the Warriors' 2013 home opener. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. from Martone-Mejail Field.