Football's Tolbert Named Big South Offensive Player of the Week
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Coastal Carolina fullback Mike Tolbert has been named the Big South Football Choice Hotels Offensive Player of the Week for games played during Week Seven (Oct. 14) of the 2006 season, it was announced today by the Conference office.
Tolbert, a junior from Douglasville, Ga., had the best game of his Coastal career in helping the Chanticleers to two Big South records and a road win at Conference foe VMI. Tolbert rushed for a career-high and team season-high 151 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries (18.9 average). He also had two catches for 32 yards to finish with 183 all-purpose yards. Tolbert first scored on a 30-yard run up the middle where he broke no fewer than four tackles. He later scampered 80 yards, outrunning the entire VMI defense, for a score and tying the Big South record for longest rush from scrimmage. Tolbert helped Coastals running game average a Big South single-game record of 11.8 yards per rush (28 for 330), as well as set the League mark for average gain per play at 9.9 (555 total yards on 56 plays).
The Chanticleers take the next week off before returning home to host Big South Conference rival Liberty, Oct. 28. Kickoff at Brooks Stadium is set for 12:30 p.m.