Brady, Vedvik Named Conference USA Players of the Week
Thundering Herd wideout, kicker earn honor
IRVING, Tx. – Marshall wide receiver Tyre Brady and kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik were recognized by the Conference USA office following a vote by a panel of the league’s media.
Brady earned Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after having a massive performance Saturday, snaring 11 passes for a Carter-Finley Stadium-record 248 yards and a 75-yard touchdown in the 37-20 loss at NC State. That receiving yardage total was the most by a Marshall receiver in 15 years, the most against a Power-5 opponent in the program's history, and tied him for fourth with Troy Brown in the school’s single-game records. Brady’s 248 yards were the fifth-highest total by a C-USA player and he became the 13th player in Marshall history to gain at least 200 receiving yards in a single game. Brady is the only player in the nation with seven 20+-yard plays from scrimmage and ranks No. 2 in FBS in receiving yards per game (151.0) while playing just six quarters thus far this season.
Vedvik was named Special Teams Player of the Week after averaging 44.5 yards on four punts and connecting on field goals of 33 and 45 yards at NC State. The latter was the longest Marshall field goal since Justin Haig’s 46-yarder in the 2014 Conference USA Championship win over Louisiana Tech. All four of Vedvik’s punts were non-returnable and he landed one inside the 20-yard line, with a long of 57. For the season, he is 11th in the nation in punting average (46.75).
Marshall (1-1) will be back in action Saturday when Kent State (1-1) visits for a 6:30 p.m. kickoff in a contest that will be carried on CUSA.tv and Stadium’s television network.