Ashley, Moon Honored By Big SouthSeptember 17, 2007
By CSU Sports Information
|Sophomore Philip Ashley|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern defensive back Philip Ashley was named the Big South football New Balance Defensive Player of the Week for games played during Week 3 (Sept. 15) of the 2007 season, it was announced today by the Conference office. Running back DeMarcus Moon garnered Freshman of the Week honors. In addition, Liberty's running back Rashad Jennings and kicker Noah Greenbaum, were named the Big South football Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week, and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
Ashley, a sophomore defensive back from Tallahassee, Fla., shined in multiple facets of Charleston Southern’s 44-20 win over Johnson C. Smith Saturday. He recorded five tackles, a half-tackle for loss, one pass break-up and 22 return yards on Jon Carmon’s interception and lateral. Ashley’s main highlight of the day was a 68-yard touchdown return of a blocked field goal attempt to end the first half that gave the Buccaneers a 24-7 halftime lead. J.C. Smith was threatening to cut CSU’s lead to 17-10, but its 42-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Gerald Stevenson, which was scooped up by Ashley.
Moon, a freshman from McDonough, Ga., rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown in CSU’s win over Johnson C. Smith. He was key in helping the Bucs reach the 200-yard mark on the ground for the first time since 2005, entering the game late and carrying the ball seven times, averaging 10.6 yards per carry. He scored his first career touchdown on a 34-yard run in the closing minutes of the win.