NEWMAC Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week
Manni Romero, Norwich (Jr., WR – Phillipsburg, N.J.)
Romero's contributions on special teams totaled 125 total return yards, helping Norwich claim a 17-14 victory in the waning seconds of the "Little Army-Navy Game" on Saturday against Coast Guard. His returns included two prominent punt returns of 42 and 38 yards which both led to scoring opportunities for the Cadets. His final punt return for 15 yards gave the Cadets excellent field position right near midfield which led to the team's eventual game-winning field goal as time expired. Romero averaged 18.8 yards per punt return and 31.0 yards per kickoff return.