<b><!--Default NodeId For Daniel Coats is 766447,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:766447]>Daniel Coats</A></b>, <!--Default NodeId For BYU is 722,2003--><A HREF=http://byu.TheInsiders.com>BYU</A>'s freshman tight end, was today named the Mountain West Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. He played a significant role in the Cougars 24-13 season-opening victory over <!--Default NodeId For Georgia Tech is 654,2003--><A HREF=http://georgiatech.TheInsiders.com>Georgia Tech</A>.
Coats, in his first collegiate start, led the entire team with six receptions for 93 yards. He is a graduate of Northridge HS in Layton, Utah, was also credited with a game-high two touchdown receptions and averaged 15.5 yards per reception.
His first touchdown pass came with BYU trailing 3-0 with 5:07 remaining in the first quarter, facing a fourth-and-three from the Georgia Tech 38 yards line. Sophomore QB Matt Berry found Coats over the top for a 38-yard, finger-tip touchdown catch -- his first, career reception.
In the third quarter, Berry hooked up with Coats in the game-winning touchdown -- a 15-yard pass in the end zone to cap a seven-play, 80-yard drive to start the second half.
With last week's performance, Coats is the nation's top tight end with an average 6.0 receptions and 93.0 yards per game. He is also the nation's second-leading freshman receiver.
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