CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coastal Carolina defensive back Keon Cunningham was named Big South Conference Freshman of the Week for games played during Week 8 (Oct. 20) of the 2007 season, it was announced today by the Conference office.
Cunningham, a freshman from Edgefield, S.C., had a stellar game in his second collegiate start, posting five tackles (all solo), including two tackles for loss (minus-15 yards) and one sack (minus-13), as well as his second career interception, which he returned 57 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter against Presbyterian. Cunningham also recorded a pass break-up and was part of a secondary that intercepted a Big South single-game record six passes versus the Blue Hose.
Coastal wraps up the three-game homestand by hosting VMI, Oct. 27 in Brooks Stadium at 7 p.m. The game is part of the Homecoming festivities, as well as being the Big South opener for the three-time defending champion Chanticleers.