Deon Short named the OAC Offensive Player of the
Senior has eight-catch, 125-yard performance against John Carroll
October 18, 2004
WILMINGTON — Wilmington
College senior wide receiver Deon Short (Cincinnati/Mt.
Healthy) has been named the Ohio Athletic
Conference Player of the Week for his performance against the John
Carroll Blue Streaks on October 16.
The senior hauled in a season-high eight passes for a season-high
125 yards and a touchdown, his second receiving score of the year
and third touchdown overall.
On the season, Short has 26 catches for 335 yards and two touchdowns,
all team-highs. He is also averaging a league-best 25.9 yards per
kick return while recording one kickoff return touchdown.
The honor is Short's second of the season, as he was named the
Special Teams Player of the Week on October 4 for his performance
against Heidelberg where he returned three kicks for 136 yards,
including a 89-yard touchdown.
The Quakers, currently 2-4 overall and 2-3 in the OAC play next
on Saturday, October 23 at home against Otterbein with kickoff
set for 1:30 p.m. at Williams Stadium.