Jones, Osborne pick up NJAC player of the week awards

Jones, Osborne pick up NJAC player of the week awards

PITMAN, N.J. - After playing in its first-ever New Jersey Athletic Conference game, the Salisbury University football team had two players named NJAC Players of the Week on Sunday. Junior quarterback Ryan Jones was named the league's offensive player of the week, and senior kicker Zak Osborne was named the special teams player of the week.

Jones earned his first start this season for the Sea Gulls and responded by leading the team with 313 total yards from scrimmage in the team's 46-14 victory over Montclair State University on Saturday. He led the rushing with 151 yards and two touchdowns, while also passing for 162 yards and two scores. Jones competed 6-of-11 passes.

He made big plays throughout the game, connecting with junior Aarron Moore for an 86-yard touchdown pass for the Gulls' first points. Jones also ran for gains for 29 and 39 yards, to go with a 30-yard touchdown rush.

Osborne had a strong game for Salisbury, connecting on his two field-goal attempts and hitting four extra points. Osborne first kicked a 35-yard field goal, before capping the team's win with a 28-yard boot. Along with the four extra points, he totaled 10 points in the outing.

Salisbury opens the home portion of its schedule on Saturday, September 26 in its first NJAC game at Sea Gull Stadium, hosting Southern Virginia University. The opening kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

To view the full NJAC release, click here.

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