published Monday, October 24th, 2011

UTC Mocs' Wes Dothard, Terrell Robinson honored

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    Appalachian State's DeAndre Presley (2) dances away from Chattanooga's Wes Dothard (25) and Ryan Consiglio (45) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boone, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga doubled up today on Southern Conference Player of the Week awards. Mocs linebacker Wes Dothard was named the top defensive player and quarterback Terrell Robinson was the top freshman.

For both players, it’s honor No. 3 this season. Dothard, who had 15 tackles in UTC’s 42-18 win at Elon last Saturday, was also named Defensive Player of the Week twice in September.

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    Mocs quarterback Terrell Robinson turns the corner for a gain. UTC faced Western Carolina at Finley Stadium on Saturday.
    Photo by Robin Rudd /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Robinson picked up his third Freshman of the Week award in as many weeks since replacing B.J. Coleman in the second quarter against Georgia Southern on Oct. 8. Against Elon, Robinson became the first UTC player since 1978 to finish a game with 100 or more yards rushing and passing, going for 115 rushing and completing 11 of 13 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns.

The Mocs (4-4, 2-3 SoCon) host Furman (4-3, 3-2) on Saturday. The Paladins’ Jerodis Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 155 yards on 22 carries in Furman’s 26-21 upset of No. 4 Wofford last week.

For more Mocs coverage, see tomorrow's Times Free Press. You can also follow beat writer John Frierson on Twitter at twitter.com/mocsbeatCTFP.

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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