SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2007
Chris Horton named PFL Offensive Player of the Week
Oct. 14, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After compiling the most passing yards ever for a JU quarterback, senior Chris Horton was named Pioneer Football League Offensive "Player of the Week."
Horton racked up 450 passing yard to shatter the previous record of 349 set in 2003. His 27 completions rank third on the school's single game list and his 50 attempts were the second highest total in a game.
But Horton's performance was enabled by his receivers, led by Geavon Tribble. The duo hooked up five times for 229 yards, the most receiving yards in a game ever by a Dolphin. Two of the five receptions were touchdowns - the first an 80-yard reception (which was tied for the second longest pass in JU history) before the longest pass in school history - a 90-yard pitch-and-catch to ice the game in the fourth.
"Chris made a lot of plays when we needed him to step up," said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. "He stood in the pocket and took some hits, but he also did a good job of throwing on the run and making positive plays when nothing was there."
The Dolphins head west this week to face PFL leader San Diego on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m.