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Top weekly honor for PSU Football player

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The starting quarterback on the Plymouth State University football team received top honors from the New England Football Conference Monday for his performance in last Saturday's 28-17 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at Currier Field. 

            Junior J.J. Brooks (Seabrook, N.H./Winnacunnet) was named NEFC Offensive Player of the Week for the third week of the season.  He is recognized by the NEFC for the second straight week, as he was selected to the Weekly Honor Roll seven days ago after PSU's win over Mount Ida College.

J.J. Brooks             A 6'1", 225-pound signal caller, Brooks (right) accounted for all four Panther touchdowns in the win over Coast Guard, including two in the fourth quarter as PSU pulled out the win. He rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns while completing 5-of-10 passes for 77 yards and two scores.  He led PSU to a come-from-behind victory with a nine-yard TD pass with 8:49 left in the fourth quarter and added an insurance score with a three-yard plunge with 4:33 remaining.

            Now in his first year as starting QB after two years as a wide receiver, Brooks ranks third in the NEFC in pass efficiency (188.3), tied for third in scoring (10.0 points/game) and ninth in total offense (170.3 yards/game).  He has completed 17-of-30 passes (56.7 percent) for 313 yards and four touchdowns without throwing an interception, and he has rushed for a team-high 198 yards and five TDs.

            The Panthers, 2-1 overall, open Boyd Division play in the NEFC this Saturday with a visit to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for a 12 noon kick-off. 

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