DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College football team began their New Jersey Athletic Conference era with a decisive 44-3 victory over Forstburg State University on Saturday, and on Sunday two players received the team's first NJAC honors.
Shade becomes the first Wolverine to earn an NJAC weekly honor after helping No. 5 Wesley open its season with a 44-3 conference road win at Frostburg State. In the first NJAC game in program history for Wesley, he opened his junior season by averaging 27.0 yards per catch with six receptions for 162 yards and four receiving touchdowns, including an 87-yard gamebreaking touchdown catch. His four receiving TDs tied a school record. He also carried the ball for eight yards, returned two kickoffs for 29 yards, and returned two punts for 26 yards for a total of 225 all-purpose yards in the win. Shade currently leads the NJAC in both receiving yards (162.0 per game) and all-purpose yards (225.0 per game).
Speidel earns NJAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after contributing to No. 5 Wesley's 44-3 NJAC road win at Frostburg State. In the first NJAC contest of his collegiate career, he was 5-of-6 on extra points while connecting on his only field goal attempt, a 21-yard effort in the third quarter. In addition to his eight points scored, he also averaged 56.8 yards per kickoff on eight attempts in the season-opening win. Speidel currently ranks second in the NJAC in kick scoring (8.0 points per game).
The Wolverines will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 19 when they host Christopher Newport in the team's 2015 home opener.
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