Piling On

Freshman running back Steve Slaton has added another award to his already bulging trophy case.

For his outstanding season, Slaton has earned ECAC Rookie of the Year honors. The Big East Rookie of the Year rushed for 924 yards on just 179 carries (5.2 yards per attempt), scored 14 rushing touchdowns and accounted for 16 touchdowns in all as he helped lead the Mountaineers to a 10-1 reglar season record and a berth in the Nokia Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.

Joining Slaton as honorees are first team all-ECAC selections Dan Mozes, Garin Justice, Mike Lorello and Kevin McLee. Jahmile Addae and Ernest Hunter were honorable mention picks.

Slaton will be honored at the annual Eastern College Football Awards Banquet presented by FieldTurf at the Pegasus Restaurant at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Feb 7, 2006. The annual event honors the top football playing institutions and student-athletes in the East.

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