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October 19, 2009

Another NEFC weekly honor for PSU quarterback

New England Football Conference             PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The starting quarterback on the Plymouth State University football team continues to collect weekly honors from the New England Football Conference, as he did Monday for his performance in last Saturday's 48-30 Boyd Division victory over Nichols College.

            Junior J.J. Brooks (Seabrook, N.H./Winnacunnet H.S.) was named to the NEFC Weekly Honor Roll.  It is the fifth time in seven weeks that Brooks has been honored by the NEFC, including once as Offensive Player of the Week.

J.J. Brooks             A 6'1", 225-pound quarterback, Brooks (right) completed all nine of his passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns last Saturday, leading PSU to 48 points and 478 yards of total offense.  Brooks, who also ran for 49 yards, connected on a 21-yard TD pass to junior John Creamer (Hanover, Mass./Abington H.S.) in the second quarter and sealed the win with a 69-yard TD strike to senior Alex Smith (Walpole, Mass.) midway through the third quarter.

            Brooks, who was PSU's leading receiver last year while waiting his turn to start under center, leads the NEFC in pass efficiency (207.4) and ranks among the conference leaders in scoring (sixth with 6.9 points/game), passing yards (eighth with 144.9 yards/game), and total offense (fourth with 208.4 yards per game).  He has completed 51-of-86 passes on the season (59.3 percent) for 1014 yards and 14 touchdowns with just two interceptions.  Brooks is also second on the team in rushing with 445 yards (4.0 avg.) and eight TDs.

            The Panthers, 6-1 overall, will visit Curry College this Saturday for what will likely determine the Boyd Division regular season title.  PSU and Curry (5-2 overall) are tied for first place in the Boyd Division with 4-0 marks. 

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