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CAA Football Weekly Awards: John Robertson wins Offensive Player of the Week again!

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The CAA once-again awarded John Robertson with their Offensive Player of the Week honors. It was the fifth time that Robertson was honored with the award this season and the third week in a row -- monopolizing the award. The Junior QB is a strong candidate for this season's Walter Payton Award, which honors the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

He led the Wildcats in a very tough road game in Williamsburg on Saturday, passing for 267 yards on 20-of-32 passing and added 63 yards on the ground. He accounted for four touchdowns for the fifth consecutive week, half of them in the air.

So far this season, Robertson has completed 69.2% percent of his passes for 1,723 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has rushed for 422 yards and another three touchdowns as well. With a passing efficiency rating of 194.4, he currently leads the nation at the FCS level, placing third for passing touchdowns and fourth in completion percentage.

The full list of weekly awards follows:

Offensive Player of the Week

John Robertson | QB | Villanova

  • Finished 20-of-32 passing for 267 yards and two touchdowns at William & Mary.
  • Rushed 18 times for 63 yards and a pair of scores.
  • Led Villanova on a 69-yard game-winning drive in just 59 seconds, capping it with a 13-yard touchdown pass with under a minute remaining.

Defensive Player of the Week

Christian Dorsey | LB | UAlbany

  • Totaled nine tackles and half a sack in UAlbany's win at Maine.
  • Forced and recovered a Maine fumble, then returned it 60 yards for a touchdown to tie the game in the first quarter.
  • Added another fumble recovery in the second half.

Special Teams Player of the Week

Patrick Toole | PK | UAlbany

  • Connected on field goals of 52 yards and 46 yards against Maine.
  • The 52-yarder marked the longest in CAA Football this season and the second longest in UAlbany history.
  • Also hit both extra point attempts.

Rookie of the Week

James Simms | LB | Towson

  • Recorded six tackles and 1.5 tackles-for-loss in Towson's win at Delaware.
  • Clinched the victory with an interception as UD was down just seven and driving in the game's final minute.
  • The interception was the first of his career.