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James Ussery
James Ussery had a season high seven tackles, a tackle for a loss, and forced two fumbles.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Snags Two Weekly SAC Player of the Week Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Football Players of the Week for games played during the tenth week of the 2022 season. Lenoir-Rhyne quarterback Sean White was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Week, while Lenoir-Rhyne safety James Ussery was named the Defensive Player of the Week, and Emory & Henry kicker Trace Butcher picked up Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

White, a sophomore from Sarasota, Fla., led the Bears to a 62-10 win over Catawba last week. He threw for 269 yards, going 15-for-20 (75 percent) and rushed for 29 yards for a combined 298 yards of offense for the Bears. He had three touchdowns, one in the air and two on the ground.

Ussery, a freshman from Kings Mountain, N.C., had a career-high seven tackles in the Bears’ win over Catawba. Included in those seven tackles was a tackle for loss. Ussery also forced a fumble and blocked a kick in the game.