ANGOLA, IND. -- For the second week in a row, the Trine University football team had an individual named to the D3football.com "Team of the Week." This time, junior Jeffery Barnett (Fremont, Ohio/Ross) garnered the award by being selected to the special teams "Team of the Week." [D3football.com Team of the Week]
Barnett recorded a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown this past week in Trine's 56-21 victory against Albion (Mich.) College in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener to help the Thunder remain undefeated on the season (5-0). Barnett's return was one of two return attempts on the day and finished with an overall total of 108 return yards. His 95-yard TD tied him for the third longest kickoff return in program history.
In addition to his kickoff return, Barnett caught four passes for a season-high 150 yards and had a career-high three TD receptions. It marked the second time this season that Barnett has caught multiple TD passes in a game. Through five games, Barnett leads the team in all receiving categories including: catches (17), yards (359), yards per catch (21.1), touchdowns (six) and yards per game (71.8).
Trine will play its next two games at home, beginning with a MIAA matchup against Kalamazoo (Mich.) College on Saturday, Oct. 14. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium.