ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the second time in his collegiate career, Eureka College senior cornerback Rosney Beverly (Los Angeles, Calif./Normal West H.S.) has been named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Beverly earned the UMAC's weekly Special Teams award after racking up 85 return yards in the Red Devils' 31-21 UMAC victory at Martin Luther last Saturday.
Beverly's 44-yard punt return early in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career and gave the Red Devils excellent field position on their final scoring drive of the day, a six-play, 21-yard drive that gave the Red Devils a two-possession lead. He also added kick returns of 22 yards and 19 yards on Saturday. Beverly's selection as UMAC Player of the Week marks the fourth consecutive week a Eureka football player has earned weekly honors from the league.
The only four-year member of the Eureka defense, Beverly previously earned UMAC South Division Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 27, 2009 after making six tackles and returning an interception 19 yards for his first career touchdown in a 63-44 victory at MacMurray on Oct. 24, 2009.
Eureka, off to its best start at 4-1 and riding its first four-game winning streak since 1995, will return to the state of Minnesota this Saturday for a 1 p.m. UMAC kickoff at Minnesota-Morris. The Red Devils are currently tied for first place in the UMAC with St. Scholastica with a 4-0 league record.