Photo by Greg Markovich
(INDIANAPOLIS) – Leondre Crosby has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after a breakout game against Kentucky Wesleyan. He had an impact on two specific plays that directly led to two Cavaliers touchdowns in the 56-29 win.
With less than a minute until halftime, Crosby was able to bust through the line and block an Eman Westmoreland punt as Daizon Earl followed through with the recovery and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. The score capped a 28-point second quarter in which all four touchdowns were scored in a span of 6:30.
One of those touchdowns was also set up by a fumble recovery by Crosby. Just a few minutes before the punt block, Steven Hambel forced a fumble that was picked up by Crosby and returned 71 yards to the 4-yard line. Paris Salas punched it in on the next play to give Walsh the lead once again.
In addition to those two monumental plays, Crosby finished the game with three tackles, two of which were for a loss, with one quarterback sack for a loss of nine yards.
Crosby and the Cavaliers will look to make it two-straight this week as they host Alderson Broaddus for homecoming. Kickoff with the Battlers is scheduled for 7 p.m.