WITN  | Greenville, NC  | News, Weather, Sports

ECU's Eskridge Named C-USA Player-of-the-Week

IRVING, Texas - After leading an impressive defensive showing in a 24-3 victory over No. 8 West Virginia, East Carolina junior safety Van Eskridge has been named the Conference USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week league officials announced Monday afternoon.

Eskridge recorded a game-high 10 tackles (six solos, four assists) in the win over No. 8 West Virginia. He forced his second career fumble in the second quarter, leading to ECU's second touchdown of the day. He was part of a secondary that held Heisman Candidate Pat White to 72 yards passing (11-for-18), which was the fewest passing yards allowed since Sept. 2, 2006 when ECU held Navy to just six yards passing. Eskridge anchored a defensive unit that held WVU without a TD in a contest for the first time since Oct. 25, 2001 (Miami, Fla., 45-3).

The Shelby, N.C. native is the third Pirate to receive weekly honors from C-USA this season following Patrick Pinkney (Offensive) and T.J. Lee (Special Teams) who picked up hardware on Sept. 1, 2008.

Joining Eskridge as Players-of-the-Week were James Casey (WR/Rice) and Joe Burnett (KOR/UCF).

The Pirates will be back in action this Saturday when they travel to New Orleans, La. to face Tulane in the C-USA opener for both schools. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. (EDT) in the Superdome.

Saturday's game can be seen live on WITN.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28007639