Sept. 8, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior wide receiver Brett McDermott (Mansfield, Mass.) has been named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week, for his performance in Saturday's game against UMass. He totaled 171 all-purpose yards against the Minutemen, as the Crusaders suffered a last-second 45-42 loss. This marks the second time McDermott has been named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week during his Holy Cross career, as he previously earned the honor for the final game of the 2007 season.
In the UMass game, McDermott returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter, giving Holy Cross a 21-14. Earlier in the second quarter, he had returned a kickoff 55 yards to set up another Crusader touchdown. In addition to his two kickoff returns, McDermott also had one rush for 20 yards and one reception for eight yards against the Minutemen.
Over the course of his Holy Cross career, McDermott has now returned 14 kickoffs for 441 yards and one touchdown, good for an average of 31.5 yards per return.
Holy Cross (0-1) returns to action on Friday, Sept. 19, when it travels to Harvard for a 7:00 p.m. game.