DeVonte Dedmon Honored as CAA Special Teams Player of the Week

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After posting an outstanding performance in the William & Mary football team’s win at Elon, sophomore wide receiver DeVonte Dedmon┬áhas been chosen as the Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week.

Dedmon’s selection marks the fourth time this season that a Tribe player has garnered the league’s special teams player of the week award.

Highlighting Dedmon’s effort at Elon was a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown that gave W&M a 21-0 lead midway through the first quarter. It was his second special teams score this season, as he returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown at Delaware.

In addition to his 79 yards on two punt returns at Elon, the Williamsburg, Va., native recorded a 30-yard kickoff return.

Dedmon currently ranks 19th nationally in kickoff return average (26.0) is averaging 17.7 yards per return on his nine punt opportunities.

Dedmon leads W&M’s receiving corps with 39 catches for 399 yards with five touchdowns.

The Tribe will return to action when it hosts Towson for Senior Day at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at TribeAthletics.com or by calling the ticket office at 757-221-3340.