Sept. 19, 2011
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina linebacker Quinn Backus was named the Crons Brand Big South Freshman of the Week for his play at Georgia Sept. 17.
Backus, a product of Greenwood, had seen limited action on special teams, but had no statistics enter the Georgia contest. However, Backus saw extended action at linebacker in the second half versus the Bulldogs. He recorded six tackles (three solo, three assisted) to tie for the third-best tackle total on the team. Of his six stops, two forced fourth down plays and two others forced a turnover on downs.
Backus becomes the second Chanticleer to be honored by the Big South this season. Earlier, junior quarterback Aramis Hillary was tabbed the Big South Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the win over Furman in the season opener.
Coastal Carolina will remain on the road this week, traveling to Greensboro, N.C., to face North Carolina A&T. Kickoff is set for 4 pm. The Chants will have an open date Oct. 1 before returning home to face VMI on Oct. 8 for Military Appreciation and Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Brooks Stadium. As a reminder, Coastal's game versus VMI on Oct. 8 will be a 7 pm kickoff, which is a change from the original schedule.