ArmySports.com Army Players of the Week
(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

Posted Nov 22, 2009


The Army Black Knights defeated North Texas, 17-13, on Saturday. Each week ArmySports.com honors an offensive, defensive, and unsung hero of the game. Look inside to see who gets the honors this week.

Army
17
North Texas
13


Army rallies twice to top the Mean Green.


OFFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME

Jason Johnson (USMA)
RT No. 67 Jason Johnson


Johnson has been solid all season. His great blocking helped the Black Knights take control during the second half and gain 200 yards on the ground. When things looked bleak, his blocking helped to spring quarterback Trent Steelman for a 55 yard gain that was a key factor in Army getting back in control of the game.

DEFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME

Jordan Trimble (USMA)
DB No. 20 Jordan Trimble


North Texas has a wide open passing attack and Jordan Trimble saw extensive duty on Saturday. Trimble finished with a team leading 11 tackles including 5 solos. His biggest play of the game was in third quarter when he intercepted a Riley Dodge pass at the Army 16 to snuff out a North Texas drive.


UNSUNG HEROES OF THE GAME


DB No. 37 Ty Shrader
Chase Prasnicki (USMA)
FS No. 17 Chase Prasnicki


Prasnicki, a senior, received his most extended playing time of the season after starter Donovan Travis left the game with an injury during the first possession of the game. He went on to finish with 7 tackles and a pass break up. Shrader, a plebe, put a dagger into the Mean Green's heart when he intercepted a Riley Dodge pass to essentially give Army the victory. Shrader, who is a keeper, also had a fumble recovery and 3 tackles in the win.

PREVIOUS HONOREES

	OFFENSIVE 	DEFENSIVE	 UNSUNG HERO
WEEK 9  Trent Steelman  Stephen Anderson Donnie Dixon
WEEK 8  Malcolm Brown   Antuan Aaron     Lonnie Liggins
WEEK 7  Ali Villanueva  Joshua McNary    Alex Carlton
WEEK 6  Zach Peterson   Andrew Rodriguez Brad Marren
WEEK 5  Damion Hunter   Stephen Anderson Steven Erzinger
WEEK 4	Chip Bowden	Victor Ugenyi	 Antuan Aaron
WEEK 3  Trent Steelman	Donovan Travis   Mike Gann
WEEK 2  Patrick Mealy   Andrew Rodriguez Matthew Campbell
WEEK 1  Kingsley Ehie   Joshua McNary    Jonathan Bulls


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