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

Posted Dec 14, 2009


The Army Black Knights fell to Navy, 17-3, on Saturday. But while the loss stings the future is bright for Army football. 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
3
Navy
17


Black Knights lead 3-0 at the half but can't hold on in the second half.


OFFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME

Ali Villanueva (USMA)
WR No. 82 Alejandro Villanueva


Villanueva caught five passes for 62 yards. Playing wide receiver for the first time in his college career this season, Villanueva caught an impressive 34 passes for 5 touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE STAR OF THE GAME

Steven Erzinger (USMA)
LB No. 9 Steven Erzinger


Erzinger finished with 11 tackles and had a key interception that he returned for 26 yards to setup Army's only score on the game. The sophomore finished the 2009 season with 71 tackles, 7.5 tackles for losses, a sack and two defensed passses.


UNSUNG HEROES OF THE GAME

Michael Gann (USMA)
DT No. 93 Michael Gann
Chris Swain (USMA)
DT No. 62 Chris Swain


Playing in a new defensive alignment, Gann and Swain combined for 7 tackles. The duo helped harass Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs throughout the game. Swain had a big fumble recovery and Gann a key tackle for a loss.

PREVIOUS HONOREES
         OFFENSIVE 	DEFENSIVE     	  UNSUNG HERO(S)

WEEK 11	Jason Johnson	Jordan Trimble	 Chase Prasnicki 
					 Ty Shrader
WEEK 10	Patrick Mealy	Donovan Travis	 Marcus Hilton
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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