Nov. 3, 2003
Yale placekicker John Troost was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week for his work in the team's 29-14 win at Columbia. Troost booted three field goals, including a career-long 44-yarder. He is now ninth nationally in field goals (10 made, 1.43 per game) and 15th in scoring (60 points, 8.6 per game). At this rate, he is on pace to break the Ivy record for points by a kicker in a single season. The record of 83 is shared by Princeton's Chris Lutz (1988) and Penn's Jason Feinberg (2000).
Troost is the second Eli to earn Special Teams Player of the Week this season. Tailback Robert Carr won for his work on kick returns in the Dartmouth game. Additionally, quarterback Alvin Cowan was named Offensive Player of the Week for that same game.