Congrats to senior linebacker Dexter Heyman, who was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week today. The former Male High star was also named the Schnellenberger MVP of the Governor's Cup for his performance against Kentucky.
Here's the release from the conference:
The BIG EAST Conference has named West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Louisville linebacker Dexter Heyman and West Virginia kicker Tyler Bitancurt the winners of the conference's weekly football honors for the week-ending Sept. 17.
Smith was named offensive player of the week after he set a school record by completing 36 passes on 49 attempts for 388 yards — all career highs — to lead West Virginia to a 37-31 win at Maryland. He registered his second 300-yard game of the season and the fourth of his career, and saw three separate receivers finish with at least 100 yards for the first time in school history..
Heyman, the defensive player of the week, was named the Howard Schnellenberger MVP of the annual Governor’s Cup matchup between Louisville and Kentucky after he had 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in the Cardinals’ 24-17 win in Lexington. Heyman keyed a Louisville defense that limited Kentucky to just 35 rushing yards.
Bitancurt was named special teams player of the week after he scored 13 points, making field goals of 21, 34 and 35 yards and going 4-for-4 on PATs, in West Virginia’s 37-31 win at Maryland. Bitancurt leads all BIG EAST players in scoring, averaging 12.0 points per game, and ranks fifth on West Virginia’s career scoring chart (186 points).