published Monday, September 12th, 2011

Mocs Joel Bradford and Wes Dothard honored

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    UTC football player Joel Bradford receives a pass during a recent practice at Scrappy Moore Field.
    Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wide receiver Joel Bradford and middle linebacker Wes Dothard earned Southern Conference player of the week honors, the league announced today, for their play in the No. 25 Mocs’ 38-17 win over No. 10 Jacksonville State on Saturday.

Bradford was named the offensive player of the week for the third time in the past two seasons after tying his career high with 15 receptions, for 162 yards and a touchdown.

Dothard earned his first defensive player of the week nod for making five stops and returning a win-sealing interception 30 yards for a touchdown. He also had a forced fumble, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry.

The SoCon freshman of the week was Western Carolina’s Shaun Warren, who ran for 203 yards and four touchdowns against Mars Hill. The special teams player of the week was Furman’s Chas Short, who made three field goals in the Paladins’ 16-6 win over The Citadel.

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about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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