Selvie Named Big East Def. Player of the Week

USF DE George Selvie was named Defensive Player of the Week, and Bulls quarterback Matt Grothe was named to the weekly Honor Roll by the BIG EAST Monday. Louisville QB Brian Brohm was named the Offensive Player of the Week, and Cincinnati kicker Kevin Lovell earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

When the BIG EAST  announced it weekly football award winners Monday, USF freshmen defensive end George Selvie was named Defensive Player of the Week, and for the third time this season, Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week. In addition,   Cincinnati kicker Kevin Lovell earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors. Also USF quarterback Matt Grothe was named to the Big East's weekly Honor Roll

In the Bull's 24-19 win at No. 7 West Virginia , Selvie returned a Slaton fumble nine yards for a touchdown to give USF their first lead of the game. He finished the game leading the bulls with eight tackles,  3.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Selvie was a big part in the Bulls holding  Slaton, White, and the Mountaineers  to just 132 yards on the ground.

George Selvie, was also named The Walter Camp Football Foundation  National Defensive Player of the Week this past Sunday for his performance in the Bull's  24-19 win at West Virginia,

Selvie is USF's second player to win Big East Defensive Player of the Week this year. Bulls cornerback Trae Williams  won the award for his performance in USF's win over Pittsburgh.

Matt Grothe, a red shirt freshman from Lake Gibson, was named to the Big East's weekly Honor Roll after passing for 279 yards and rushing for 47, with one rushing and one passing touchdown. against West Virginia. This is the third time Grothe has been recognized by the BE this season, earning Big East Offensive Player of the Week after the Bulls beat UCF, and was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week after a victory against Syracuse.

BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Brian Brohm, Louisville, QB, Jr., 6-4, 226, Louisville, Ky./Trinity

BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
George Selvie, USF, DE, Fr., 6-4, 255, Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest

BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Kevin Lovell, Cincinnati, K, Sr., 5-10, 160, Hawthorne, Calif./Mira Costa/El Camino

BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL:
Matt Grothe, USF, QB, Fr.
22-of-30 for 279 yds., 1 TD; 47 rushing yds., 1 TD in 24-19 win at WVU.

Derrick Stewart, Cincinnati, WR, So.
9 catches for 166 yds. and 1 TD in a 26-23 win at UConn;
His 50-yard reception set up the Bearcats' game-winning field goal.

Mario Urrutia, Louisville, WR, So.
7 receptions for 144 yds. and 1 TD in a 48-24 victory at Pittsburgh.

Courtney Greene, Rutgers, FS, So.
9 tackles, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble in a 38-7 win over Syracuse.

Brian Leonard, Rutgers, FB, Sr.
106 yds. rushing and 2 TD in a 38-7 victory versus Syracuse;
With his second TD, Leonard broke the school's career scoring mark.

 


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