October 26, 2009

FOOTBALL KICKER TOM MANNING NAMED CAA SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR EFFORTS IN 18-10 WIN AT HOFSTRA

RICHMOND, VA.--Senior kicker Tom Manning (Rome, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week for his oustanding efforts in the Wildcats' key 18-10 victory at Hofstra on Oct. 24 in windy and rainy Shuart Stadium.

Manning was true on three field goals and a PAT in New Hampshire's CAA North victory over The Pride.  The now two-time CAA Football Special Teams honoree, had field goals of 30, 54 and 44 yards in the win.  His 54-yarder marked a school record, trumping a 53-yard kick by Dave Teggart in 1977 -- New Hampshire coach Sean McDonnell's junior season.  The 54-yard boot also marks the longest this season by any kicker in the league and ranks tied for the third-longest in league history.

Manning and his teammates return home this weekend for an Oct. 31 Halloween matchup vs. Northeastern. Game time is 12 p.m. at Cowell Stadium and tickets are still available at www.unhwildcats.com.

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