Miami's Ed Reed Shares BIG EAST Defensive Honor
Nov. 20, 2000
Providence, R.I. – Miami safety Edward Reed shared BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Hurricane punter Freddie Capshaw captured Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced. West Virginia linebacker James Davis shared the defensive honor with Reed and Mountaineer wide receiver Antonio Brown has been named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week.
Reed (St. Rose, La.) led the Miami defense to a 26-0 win at Syracuse, the first shutout by a visiting team in the Carrier Dome since 1993. The junior strong safety intercepted two passes and recorded three pass break-ups. He also had seven tackles (five solo) and two tackles for losses of nine yards. Reed has a team-best eight interceptions this season.
Capshaw (Rock Springs, Wyo.) garnered his second straight special teams award with his kicking against the Orangemen. The sophomore punter had seven punts for 300 yards, a 42.9-yard average. He recorded a long punt of 53 yards, plus one fair catch and three touchbacks. Capshaw has moved into the BIG EAST lead in punting with 42.9 yards per kick.
Brown (Miami, Fla.) led the West Virginia offense in a 42-24 win over East Carolina. The junior wideout had six receptions for a career-high 179 yards. He also added a 49-yard touchdown catch, the longest scoring reception of his career. It was his first career 100-yard receiving game, as he finished with 29.8 yards per catch. Brown also returned four punts for 41 yards. He leads WVU with 63.0 receiving yards per game.
Davis (Stuart, Fla.) captures defensive honors after making his first career start against the Pirates. The sophomore linebacker had four sacks (34 yards), tying the West Virginia record held by Gary Stills and Steve Hathaway. Davis also set a Mountaineer record with six tackles for loss (38 yards). He finished the game with a team-leading nine tackles.