Big South Announces Football Players of the Week – Nov. 7


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – VMI quarterback Eric Kordenbrock (Gibsonia, Pa.) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week, while Coastal Carolina cornerback Josh Norman (Greenwood, S.C.) has been selected as Defensive Player of the Week for games played the 10th week of the regular-season.  Liberty kick returner/defensive back Kevin Fogg (Raleigh, N.C.) is the Special Teams Player of the Week and Gardner-Webb defensive back Ivan Toomer (Homestead, Fla.) is The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week.

Kordenbrock set a VMI record with 31 pass completions and finished 31-of-47 passing for a career-high 320 yards and three touchdowns in the Keydets’ near-upset of No. 22 Liberty, which entered the game with the Big South’s second-best pass defense.  He was the first VMI quarterback to throw for 300 yards in a game since 2003, and his three TD passes were the most by a Keydet signal-caller since 2007.  Kordenbrock completed 66 percent of his passes, had a pass efficiency rating of 139.96 and led VMI to 31 points — the most scored by a Conference opponent at Liberty since 2007.

Norman finished with five solo tackles, one interception, one quarterback hurry and a blocked field goal in Coastal Carolina’s 15-8 victory over Presbyterian College.  On PC’s first drive, Norman intercepted a pass deep in CCU territory for his 13th career pick.  On the final drive of the third quarter and with Coastal down, 8-7, Norman blocked a 42-yard field goal attempt.  And on the second-to-last play of the game with Presbyterian on the Chanticleer 14-yard line, Norman blitzed from his corner spot to force Blue Hose quarterback Ryan Singer to throw the ball away for an incompletion.

Fogg returned four kickoffs for 153 yards (38.2 average) against VMI, including a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown midway through the third quarter that gave Liberty the lead for good.  It was his third kickoff return touchdown this season — tying the Big South single-season record, and he is the only player in Division I (FBS or FCS) with three kickoff return scores this season.  Fogg also contributed six tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against the Keydets.

Toomer collected a career-high six total tackles and four passes defended in Gardner-Webb’s win over Virginia State.  He had five solo stops, broke-up three passes and returned an interception 54 yards early in the game that set up the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ first touchdown of the game.

Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Nathan Perera (Charleston Southern), Jamie Childers (Coastal Carolina), Kenny Little (Gardner-Webb), Chris Summers (Liberty), Miguel Maysonet (Stony Brook).

Also nominated for Defensive Player of the Week: Alonzo Winfield (Gardner-Webb), Chris Mayo (Liberty).

Also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Week: Josh Norman (Coastal Carolina), Trever Austin (Gardner-Webb).

Also nominated for Freshman of the Week: Cody Craig (Coastal Carolina), Donelle Williams (Presbyterian College).


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