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Deshon Foxx Honored By American Athletic Conference

Deshon Foxx was honored by the American Athletic Conference on Monday.
Sept. 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - University of Connecticut senior Deshon Foxx (Lynchburg, Va.) was named the American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in UConn’s win over Stony Brook on Saturday.

Foxx finished with 91 all-purpose yards and scored what proved to be the decisive points in the win. Foxx had a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter to put the Huskies ahead 19-10. He finished the game with 85 yards on three punt returns and added a six-yard reception. Foxx ranks 14th nationally in punt return average (14.0) through two weeks of the season.

In addition, UConn senior wide receiver Geremy Davis (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was named to the league’s weekly Honor Roll. Davis had six receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s win for an average of 18.3 yards per reception.

Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch was named the Offensive Player of the Week while USF linebacker Nigel Harris was the Defensive Player of the Week.

The Huskies return to action on Saturday when they play host to Boise State at noon. The game will be televised on ABC and ESPN2 and heard on the UConn IMG Sports Radio Network.