Layden Named NJAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Montclair, NJ (11/15/09) —Senior punter Steve Layden (Westampton, NJ / Rancocas Valley) was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sunday.

Layden becomes the second different Red Hawk to earn NJAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after helping MSU secure the 2009 NJAC Championship with a 14-6 victory over rival Kean. In a defensive struggle in which every yard of field position mattered, Layden punted 11 times in the contest and helped set up both Red Hawk touchdowns by downing punts inside Kean’s 1 and 6-yard lines. The 11 punts in the victory marked the second most in any NJAC game this season. The win secured the 18th NJAC Championship for MSU and their first league title since 2003.

Layden currently ranks sixth in the NJAC in punting average with a mark of 34.9.