CAA Football Weekly Awards - Nov.13

CAA Football Weekly Awards - Nov.13

CAA Football has announced its weekly award winners for Week 11 of the 2023 season.

Nov 13, 2023 by Nicole Beckelman
CAA Football Weekly Awards - Nov.13

Rhode Island graduate running back Ja’Den McKenzie and Monmouth senior wide receiver Dymere Miller shared Offensive Player of the Week honors, while William & Mary senior linebacker Kevin Jarrell was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week. Richmond freshman punter Aaron Trusler was chosen as the Special Teams Player of the Week and UAlbany freshman running back Griffin Woodell repeated as the Rookie of the Week.

CAA Football Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Ja’Den McKenzie, Gr., RB, Rhode Island (Morton, Pa./Springfield)

McKenzie rushed for a career-high 233 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score with 2:55 to play, in Rhode Island’s 31-24 victory over North Carolina A&T. The 233 yards were the 3rd-most in program history and the most by a URI back in 22 years. McKenzie also had TD runs of 39 and 30 yards and his 11 TD’s for the season are one shy of the URI season record.

CAA Football Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Dymere Miller, Sr., WR, Monmouth (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville)

Miller made 11 receptions for a program-record 333 yards and two touchdowns as Monmouth fell 31-24 to New Hampshire. The 333 yards were the 2nd-most in CAA history and the most by any college player this season. He had TD grabs of 63 and 75 yards and made 10+ catches for the 5th time in 2023. Miller leads FCS with 1,241 receiving yards and is second with 85 receptions.

CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week

Kevin Jarrell, Sr., LB, William & Mary (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello)

Jarrell recorded a team-high 10 tackles, forced two fumbles and returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown as William & Mary rallied past Hampton, 31-10. The senior’s pick six with 6:43 to go was part of a 24-point fourth quarter for the Tribe and his forced fumble in the 3rd period ended a drive in W&M territory. Jarrell leads W&M with 70 stops for the season.

CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Aaron Trusler, Sr., P, Richmond (Melbourne, Australia/De La Salle College)

Trusler averaged 45.2 yards on four punts and executed a key fake punt in Richmond’s 38-24 victory over Elon. With the game tied late in the first quarter, Trusler ran 21 yards for a first down, keeping a drive alive that would result in a TD that put the Spiders ahead to stay. He also contributed a 58-yard punt and dropped a pair of kicks inside the 20-yard line.

CAA Football Rookie of the Week

Griffin Woodell, Fr., RB, UAlbany (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls)

Woodell ran for a career-high 136 yards and a touchdown in UAlbany’s 38-20 triumph over rival Stony Brook. The freshman scored his team-leading fifth rushing TD with a 4-yard run in the first quarter and topped the 100-yard mark for the third time in the past four games. Woodell also had three receptions for 19 yards.