Vaughan named CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week: Old Dominion University senior Antonio Vaughan was named the College Football Performance Awards National Punt Returner of the Week, the CFPA announced on Tuesday.
A native of Ahoskie, N.C., Vaughan returned two punts for 70-yards in ODU’s 17-3 win over Eastern Michigan, including a 46-yard return that put ODU on top 17-3. Earlier in the game, he returned a punt 51-yards for a touchdown, but it was called back for a penalty.
D.J. Simon named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week: Old Dominion University senior linebacker D.J. Simon was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week, C-USA announced on Monday.
Simon becomes the first Monarch football player to earn a C-USA Player of the Week honor.
Simon had a career-high 11 tackles and half a tackle for loss in ODU’s first home FBS game and win. The three points allowed was a record low while the defense gave up 215 yards, the fourth fewest in school history.
For the season, Simon is tied for the team-lead with 24 tackles, second on the squad with three tackles for loss and one sack.