KICKER TOM MANNING NAMED CAA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME THIS SEASON
Va.--Senior kicker Tom Manning (Rome,
N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire football team is making
quite a name for himself this season. For the third time in 2009,
Manning kicked two key late-game field goals to lead UNH to a
victory, and for the third time this season, he was named the
recipient of the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week Award for his
efforts in a CAA victory.
Manning accounted for 13 points in the win over Rhode Island, including kicking two late field goals of 42 and 47 yards and connecting on 6 of 6 PATS. After a slow start, Manning has proven to be very steady for his team, nailing 14 of his last 15 field goals dating back to Sept. 26.
Manning leads UNH in scoring with 78 points this season and has made 15 of 19 field goals with a career-best 54 yarder in the victory over Hofstra for a UNH record. He has also booted 33 of 36 extra-pointers through the uprights for the Wildcats this season.
Manning was also recently named a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection for his accomplishments in the classroom at UNH as a Business Administration/Marketing major.
Manning and the Wildcats will travel to Williamsburg, Va. this week for a key CAA battle vs. William & Mary. Game time is 1:30 p.m. and the contest can be heard live on the UNH Sports Network.