Adeoba Named CAA Football Rookie Of Week
Sept. 7, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. - D.J. Adeoba earned CAA Football Rookie of the Week honors after helping pull Massachusetts within five of Kansas State on the road Saturday evening with a special teams highlight. The redshirt-freshman, who made his first career start, picked up a blocked punt early in the fourth quarter and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown cutting the K-State lead to 21-16. Adeoba, a Hollywood, Fla., native also recorded seven tackles in UMass' 21-17 loss to the Wildcats.
He is UMass' first Rookie of the Week since receiver Julian Talley last season after the Holy Cross game.
UMass hosts Albany in the 2009 home opener on Saturday at 6 p.m. at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
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