Junior RB Has Big Day at Penn
PRINCETON, N.J. - Alan Lamar (Olive Brank, Miss.) missed the entire 2017 season with an injury and was slowed by similar issues early this fall. The junior running back let everyone know he is back to form with a pair of triple-digit rushing days in the last two wins. Lamar ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-10 win at Penn last Friday that earned him Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.
Lamar, who had 7.5 per carry and caught two passes while also returning kickoffs at Franklin Field, was Yale's freshman MVP in 2016 after leading the squad with 557 yards and five TDs. The Parade All-American from DeSoto Central High School has four career 100-yard days for Yale, including one against Penn in 2016.
This is the second straight week the Bulldogs have taken the league's top offensive honor. Quarterback Kurt Rawlings was selected after the win at the Bowl over Mercer on Oct. 13. Rookie Noah Pope, a linebacker from Memphis, Tenn., earned Ivy Honor Roll status for a second straight week after making 10 tackles.
The Elis (4-2, 2-1 Ivy) travel to Columbia on Saturday for a 1 p.m. kick.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Alan Lamar, Yale (Jr., RB – Olive Branch, Miss.)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Rocco Di Leo, Dartmouth (Sr., DL – Elmhurst, Ill.)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chris Alleyne, Columbia (Sr., K/P – San Diego, Calif.)
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Clayton Perrin, Brown (Fr., S – Pflugerville, Texas)
Chima Amushie, Brown (So., DB – Richmond, Texas)
Livingstone Harriott, Brown (Jr., WR – Central Islip, N.Y.)
Ty Lenhart, Columbia (Fr., QB – Gambrills, Md.)
Sean White, Columbia (Sr., LB – Friendswood, Texas)
Dalton Banks, Cornell (Sr., QB – San Antonio, Texas)
Lance Blass, Cornell (So., LB – Mountaintop, Pa.)
Harold Coles, Cornell (Jr., RB – Erie, Pa.)
David Jones, Cornell (Jr., DB – Sugar Land, Texas)
Hunter Hagdorn, Dartmouth (Jr., WR – Manvel, Texas)
Derek Kyler, Dartmouth (So., QB – DeKalb, Ill.)
Stone Hart, Harvard (Sr., DL – Olympia, Wash.)
Aaron Shampklin, Harvard (So., RB – Paramount, Calif.)
Jon Sot, Harvard (Fr., P – Clark, N.J.)
Steve Farrell, Penn (Sr., WR – Hillsdale, N.J.)
Nick Miller, Penn (Sr., LB – New Market, Md.)
TJ Floyd, Princeton (Jr., DB – Jacksonville, Fla.)
Jesper Horsted, Princeton (Sr., WR – Shoreview, Minn.)
Noah Pope, Yale (Fr., LB – Memphis, Tenn.)