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Nick Ross had a career high 12 tackles in Appalachian State's win over Troy
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Football Garners a Pair of Sun Belt Weekly Honors

After contributing to team wins, App State’s Christan Horn and Nick Ross claimed the conference’s weekly awards.

Football Offensive Player of the Week
Christan Horn, App State
(So., WR – Columbia, S.C.)

Mountaineers sophomore wide receiver Christan Horn made the catch that punctuated App State’s 32-28 win after hosting College GameDay on Saturday morning. With App State trailing 28-26 with 2 seconds on the clock redshirt senior quarterback Chase Brice heaved a fourth-down Hail Mary attempt that Dalton Stroman tipped at the 5-yard line to a streaking Horn, who followed a Kaedin Robinson block into the end zone for the miraculous 53-yard game-winning touchdown. Horn, a Columbia, S.C., native, finished with career-highs of five catches and 98 yards in the 32-28 win.

Football Defensive Player of the Week
Nick Ross, App State
(Jr., DB – Kennesaw, Ga.)

Mountaineers junior defensive back Nick Ross paced the App State defense with a career-high 12 tackles and a pass breakup in the miraculous 32-28 win over Troy. The Kennesaw, Ga., product led the Mountaineer defensive unit that held the Trojans to just seven second-half points and 57 total rushing yards in the conference opener. Ross and the App State defense held one of the nation’s top passing attacks to 73 yards under their season average of 375 entering the game.