Photo Courtesy of Julie Brandt
OGDEN, Utah – Sophomore kick returner Marcus Alford was named the ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, announced today by the league office. Alford was also named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS National Kickoff Returner of the Week.
Alford recorded his first career touchdown when he returned a kickoff in the fourth quarter 96 yards for the score. It was the first kickoff returned for a touchdown for NAU this season. It was also the first kickoff returned for more than 33 yards this season. Alford had a total of three kickoff returns for 133 yards. Alford's score was the game-winning touchdown for NAU to help the Lumberjacks take over third place in the conference standings. This is Alford's first ROOT SPORTS Player of the Week honor.