Hunt, Capozzoli Earn NJAC Football Weekly Honors

Montclair, NJ (9/28/08) – Junior kicker Marco Capozzoli (Bloomfield, NJ / St. Joseph's (Montvale)) and senior linebacker Cornell Hunt (North Brunswick, NJ / North Brunswick) each earned accolades from the New Jersey Athletic Conference on Sunday as the duo were named the league's Special Teams and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.

Both played a key role in Montclair State's 16-14 come-from-behind victory over the College at Brockport as the Red Hawks are 3-0 for the second consecutive season and 17th time overall.

Capozzoli, who earns the award for the second time in his career, becomes the third different Red Hawk to earn NJAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after playing a pivotal role in the win. He scored 10 of Montclair’s 16 points by connecting on his only extra point attempt and three successful field goal attempts of 26, 28, and 37 yards apiece. His 37-yard field
goal with just 16 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter culminated a game-winning eight-play, 40- yard drive which propelled MSU to its second straight NJAC win. Capozzoli currently ranks third in
the NJAC in field goals made per game with a mark of 1.33.

Hunt earns NJAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time this season and the sixth time in his career after notching a game-high 18 tackles while helping to limit the visiting Golden Eagles to just 2.5 yards per rush in the Red Hawks’ victory. With his second double-digit tackle game of the season, he became just the third Montclair State player in school history to eclipse the 300 career tackle plateau. Hunt, who has registered 10 or more tackles in 11 of his last 13 games dating back to last season, currently leads the NJAC in tackles with an average of 12.3 per game.