Reaves, Williams Named C-USA Players of the Week

UABSPORTS.COM Darrin Reaves has rushed for 573 yards over the past three games.
Darrin Reaves has rushed for 573 yards over the past three games.

Nov. 12, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- UAB running back Darrin Reaves and wide receiver/return specialist Jackie Williams have picked up Conference USA Player-of-the-Week honors after their outstanding performances in last Saturday's 38-31 victory over Marshall at Legion Field.

Reaves was tabbed as the league's Offensive Player-of-the-Week while Williams was named the C-USA Special Teams Player-of-the-Week, the league office announced Monday.

Reaves, a sophomore from Birmingham, ran for 184 yards on 32 carries and scored on touchdown runs of four and 17 yards. His 17-yard score with 2:50 left in the game helped seal the game for the Blazers.

Williams, a junior from Prichard, Ala., returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown midway through the first quarter for UAB's first points of the game. Williams also caught a pair of passes in the game and extended his streak to 33 games with at least one catch.

Reaves has been on a tear of late as he has rushed for 573 yards and seven touchdowns in the past three games. He has increased his touchdown total to 13 for the season, a UAB single-season record and the top number in Conference USA this season among rushers.

Reaves has 928 rushing yards on the season. In addition, he is UAB's third-leading receiver with 32 catches for 251 yards.

Williams is the Blazers' top pass-catcher with 41 receptions for 700 yards and a touchdown.

UAB will play its final home game of the 2012 season Saturday when the Blazers play host to Memphis at 1:00 p.m. at Legion Field in the annual "Battle for the Bones."



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