CAA Football has announced its weekly award winners for Week 4 of the 2019 season. Earning honors are Villanova junior quarterback Daniel Smith, UAlbany sophomore safety AJ Mistler, Maine senior wide receiver/kick returner Earnest Edwards and New Hampshire freshman quarterback Max Brosmer.
CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week
Daniel Smith, Jr., QB, Villanova (Leesburg, Va./Tuscarora)
Smith accounted for 349 yards of total offense and six touchdowns to lead No. 18 Villanova to a 52-45 overtime win at No. 5 Towson. The junior quarterback completed 25-of-42 passes for 279 yards and four TD’s and ran for 70 yards and 2 TD’s on seven carries. Smith engineered a 65-yard drive in the final 1:38 to set up a game-tying field goal and then scored the game-winning TD on a 2-yard run in overtime.
CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week
AJ Mistler, So., S, UAlbany (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter’s)
Mistler recorded a team-high nine tackles, a quarterback sack and a forced fumble in UAlbany’s 36-7 triumph over Lafayette. The sophomore safety was part of a dominant effort by the Great Danes’ defense, holding the Leopards to 90 yards rushing and one touchdown while making four quarterback sacks.
CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Earnest Edwards, Sr., WR/KR, Maine (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute)
Edwards broke his own program record with 198 kickoff return yards and tied his own CAA mark by returning two kickoffs for TD’s in Maine’s 35-21 victory at Colgate. The senior opened the second half with a record-tying 100-yard return and followed with a 95-yard TD return later in the third quarter. He now has six career KOR’s for TD’s. In addition, Edwards caught a 40-yard TD pass in the second quarter.
CAA Football Rookie of the Week
Max Brosmer, Fr., QB, New Hampshire (Roswell, Ga./Centennial)
Brosmer threw for 184 yards and 2 TD’s and also ran for a 2-yard score as New Hampshire rallied past Rhode Island, 27-24. The freshman hit Malik Love with a 78-yard TD pass on the second play of the game and had a 2-yard TD toss to Brian Espanet in the third quarter. With the game tied at 24-24 with 1:30 to play, Brosmer led a 60-yard drive that set up a game-winning field goal as time expired.