This week, two Rockets were named as MAC West Players of the week. LB Junior Sylvestre was named the defensive POTW and KOR Bernard Reedy was named Special Teams POTW.
Defensive Player of the Week: Toledo LB Junior Sylvestre
Junior linebacker Junior Sylvestre (Hollywood, Fla.) tied for the team lead with 12 tackles, one shy of his career best, to go with one sack and two fumble recoveries in a 38-17 win at Central Michigan. Sylvestre put Toledo ahead, 14-7, in the first quarter by forcing a fumble on a sack and then recovering the ball and scampering in for a 22-yard touchdown.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Toledo KOR Bernard Reedy
Senior kick returner Bernard Reedy (St. Petersburg, Fla.) set up a fourth quarter touchdown with a 50-yard kickoff return in the Rockets 38-17 win at Central Michigan. In the second half, Central Michigan had cut Toledo’s lead to 24-17 when Reedy took the ensuing kickoff to the Central Michigan 47-yard line. Six plays later, Toledo scored to increase its lead to 31-17 and take command of the contest.
Congrats to Sylvestre and Reedy on being recognized by the MAC. For the entire list of MAC athletes honored this week, head over here.