Ja'uan Joiner Named NACC Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Rockford University return specialist Ja'uan Joiner (Phenix City, Ala.) earned yet another award on Tuesday when he was named Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Football Special Teams Student-Athlete of the Week. This marks the second time this year Joiner has been recognized by the NACC after being named NACC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week earlier in the season. Joiner becomes the first RU football player to ever receive multiple different NACC weekly awards in a season or in a career.
Sophomore Ja'uan Joiner provided a jolt for the Regents this past Saturday against Concordia University Chicago. Joiner returned 3 kickoffs for 133 yards including one for an 86-yard touchdown. It was Rockford's first kickoff return for a touchdown since October 17, 2009 when Jeremiah Montgomery returned a kickoff 77 yards for a score.
The Rockford University football team will play its final home game of the season on Saturday, November 3 against Concordia University Wisconsin. Kickoff is set for 1 PM at Sam Greeley Field. The Regents will also be honoring their eight seniors prior to the start of the game.