Sept. 1, 2008
FAIRFIELD, CT (September 1, 2008) - Senior football player Evin Jones (Pennsauken, NJ) has been named the 2008-09 season's first Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Sacred Heart University Student Athlete of the Week.
Jones had a career-night rushing the football to lead the Pioneers back from a 14-0 first half deficit to come away with a 42-21 win over Assumption in last week's season opener. Jones ran the ball 22 times for 210 yards and four touchdowns, all career-high marks.
The senior tailback rumbled his way to 171 of his 210 yards and all four scores in the second half. Jones capped the opening second half drive with a five-yard plunge and gave SHU their first lead nearly four minutes later with a 50-yard sprint for six. He tacked on two more in the fourth quarter, a nine-yard run and a 42-yarder with a minute to go to put the stamp on the win.
Jones and the Pioneers remain at home in Week 2 to play host to the Bentley Falcons on Saturday night. Kick-off is slated for 6:00 pm.