Ahmere Dorsey Named CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island junior Ahmere Dorsey has been named the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday morning.

Dorsey's 97-yard kick return for a touchdown provided the winning points for the Rams in a 23-16 victory at Harvard. Dorsey finished the game with 243 all-purpose yards, as he returned six kickoffs for 232 yards and two punt returns for 11 yards. He averaged 38.7 yards per kick return. On the five returns other than the 97-yard touchdown, he still averaged 27.0 yards per return, giving the Rams strong field position all game.

The 97-yard kick return was the fifth-longest return in program history. It also was his second special teams touchdown of the year, as he had a 69-yard punt return against Albany.

Through the first five weeks of the season, Dorsey leads all CAA Football players with a 37.5 yards per kick return average. He also is second in the conference in punt return average at 15.1 yards per return. He ranks sixth in the league with 113.2 all-purpose yards per game.

This is the fourth weekly league honor for the Rams this season, the most for any CAA Football team. Linebacker Justin Hogan was the Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 3, and quarterback JaJuan Lawson was the league's Offensive Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks for Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.

Rhode Island hosts Brown in the annual Governor's Cup game Saturday, Oct. 6 at Meade Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.