TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2004
Omar Platt Earns Pioneer Football League Honors
Oct. 12, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University senior free safety Omar Platt (Tallahassee, Fla.) has been named Pioneer Football League Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play in JU's 29-26, come-from-behind win at Davidson on Saturday. JU (1-4, 1-0 PFL ) scored with 31 seconds to play for its first victory of the season. Platt shares the honor with Kwesi Williams of Morehead State, who had nine tackles, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble in the Eagles' 28-14 win at Austin Peay.
Platt came up with a pair of game-changing plays against the Wildcats in addition to making five tackles. He returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter which tied the game at 7-7 and changed the momentum following an early Davidson score. Then, with 5:46 to play in the game, Platt stopped a would-be Davidson touchdown when he punched the ball loose from Wildcat running back John Leverett at the JU 3-yard line and the Dolphins recovered in the end zone.
The converted linebacker had his best career performance a week earlier when he recorded a career-high 12 tackles in the Dolphins' 20-7 loss to Drake. For the season, Platt is fifth on the team with 29 tackles, while leading the squad with two interceptions.
The Dolphins return to action on Saturday, Oct. 16 as they host Austin Peay on Homecoming in the second of three consecutive PFL South Division games. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. at D.B. Milne Field.