S-A Athlete of the Week: Rakeem Cato


Rakeem Cato

Rakeem Cato

Nov. 4, 2013

Junior quarterback Rakeem Cato threw for five touchdowns and 262 yards in the Thundering Herd's 61-13 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and is this week's Marshall Student-Athlete of the Week.

Cato was also named Conference USA’s Offensive Player of the Week Monday by both the league office and CollegeSportsMadness.com.

Cato completed 21-of-28 passes for 262 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions against the Golden Eagles. He powered a Marshall attack that jumped out to a 28-0 first quarter lead with four opening quarter TD passes by Cato and finished with 636 yards of total offense, which came on 9.94 yards per play. Cato has also tied Chad Pennington's school record by completing a TD pass in 26 straight games, the second-longest active streak in the FBS.

Past Winners 
9/2 Ally Kiekover - Volleyball 
9/9 Steward Butler - Football 
9/16 Karakot Simsiriwong - Women's Golf
9/23 Logan Lagodich - Men's Golf 
10/1 Clark Robinson - Men's Golf
10/8 Ra'Shawde Myers - Football
10/14 Devon Smith - Football
10/21 Sacha Byous-McConnell - Volleyball
10/26 Dorothy Rahal - Volleyball