BUENA VISTA, Va. Senior linebacker Matt Mellor has been named the NAIA Independent Special Teams Player of the Week, for his performance against Concord. Mellor also played punter against the NCAA D.II school, and had several punts that pinned the Mountain Lions back.
Mellor totaled 8-punts for a whopping 353-yards, and averaged 44.1-yards per punt. Two of the punts pinned the hosts inside the 20-yard line, and another two punts were for a total of 50+ yards, including a game high 62-yard punt.
The senior linebacker also found time to record 8-tackles, as he marches towards the career tackles record held by Shea Owens. SVU could not find a win, even with Mellor's efforts, and will return to action looking for the first win of the season Sept. 3 when they host Radford at Parry McCLuer High School. Kick-off is for 7:30 pm.