Jude named OVC Newcomer of the Week

Sep 23, 2013 | Football

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Running back JJ Jude was named the adidas OVC Newcomer of the Week following his performance in the Eastern Kentucky University football team’s 56-24 win at Morehead State on Saturday.

Jude carried the ball 33 times for a conference season-high 195 yards. The redshirt freshman’s four rushing touchdowns tied the EKU single-game record which was last reached by Mark Dunn against Southeast Missouri on Oct. 22, 2005.

The native of Hagerhill, Ky., averaged 5.9 yards per carry on his 33 carries, after only having 19 total carries in the first three games of the season. Jude scored the first two touchdowns of the game in the first quarter, added a second quarter 11-yard run and the final score came on a 17-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter.

The other weekly award winners were Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (Offensive), Tennessee State defensive tackle Samquan Evans (Defensive) and Tennessee State kicker Jamin Godfrey (Specialist).

Eastern Kentucky (2-2) opens Ohio Valley Conference play next Saturday, Sept. 28 at defending league champion Eastern Illinois. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m. ET.

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