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Jennings and Greenbaum Named Big South Players of the Week

September 17, 2007
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Rashad Jennings (pictures) and Noah Greenbaum took home weekly honors from the Big South Conference on Monday.

Rashad Jennings (pictures) and Noah Greenbaum took home weekly honors from the Big South Conference on Monday.

Liberty took home two out of this week's four Big South weekly football accolades, honoring the Flames' individual efforts against William & Mary last Saturday. Rashad Jennings was named the Big South Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week and Noah Greenbaum was named the Big South Special Team Player of the Week.

Jennings (Jr., RB, Forest, Va.), playing in his first game of the year, rushed for 114 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns. This marked the sixth time Jennings has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in 12 games, as a member of the Flames football program.

The running back was personally responsible for 20 of Liberty's 41 total points, with two rushing touchdowns, a 12-yard touchdown reception and a two-point conversion with 16 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Greenbaum (Sr., K, Richmond, Va.) was perfect on two different kicking fronts last Saturday, knocking down both his field goal attempts (31 and 37 yards), while hitting on five-out-five point after attempts.

The former Virginia player's 37-yard field goal marked the longest by a Liberty kicker since the 2004 season. Greenbaum helped keep the Flames in the game with his nine points scored, which was a marked improvement over last year when Liberty missed three field attempts and had an extra point blocked during a 14-13 Homecoming loss to William & Mary.

Greenbaum's selection marks the third-straight week Liberty has claimed the special teams player of the week. After back-to-back games with a punt return for a touchdown, Wynton Jackson was named the conference's top weekly special teams' player for the season's first two weeks.

Jennings and Greenbaum were joined by Charleston Southern's Philip Ashley and DeMarcus Moon as the other two conference honorees. Ashley was named the Big South's New Balance Defensive Player of the Week and Moon was selected the Freshman of the Week.

Liberty stays on the road next weekend, when the Flames travel to Elon, N.C., to take on former Big South foe Elon. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m., at Rhodes Stadium.