Two Apprentice School football players earned Player of the Week recognition on Tuesday after the Builders defeated Coppin State 60-7 in Baltimore on September 8.
Senior kicker Nick Foor was named as the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week and by USA College Football Inc. after his performance in the driving rainstorm that was the game with Coppin State.
Foor, a Huntingtown, Md. native and shipfitter apprentice, was a perfect 7-for-7 on extra-points and hit a 24-yard field goal in a driving rainstorm as the Apprentice School defeated Coppin State University 60-7 in Baltimore, Md. His seven extra point conversions tied the school single-game record held by Matt Edelen in the 2007 season-ending Chowan University game.
This marks the first USCAA Football Player of the Week award for the Apprentice School as this is the first year the USCAA is sponsoring football.
Sophomore Jodey McNeil was recognized by USA College Football Inc. as the USCAA Rookie of the Week after he ran for a season-high 146 yards on 24 carries with a pair of touchdowns in the victory. McNeil, a Newport News, Va. native and electrician apprentice, scored on a pair of four-yard runs in the first half as he ran for the most yards by a Builder since Chris Virgin ran for 157 against George Mason in 2009.
Apprentice School (1-1) will now travel to Greensboro, NC to face the Pride of Greensboro College (1-1) at 1 pm Saturday. The Builders have defeated the Pride in each of the last two years, by the identical 9-7 score.