BAY CITY, Mich. — Michigan Tech football player Akeem Cason (Benton Harbor, Mich.) has been named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance in the No. 22-ranked Huskies 51-43 loss to No. 3 Grand Valley State last Saturday (Sept. 29).
Cason returned six kickoffs for 198 yards including a 98-yard return for a touchdown vs. GVSU. The senior's third career kickoff return TD came late in the third quarter as Tech was trailing 51-14, and swung the momentum of the game. The Huskies went on to score four consecutive touchdowns with three more in the fourth quarter to pull within 51-43 before running out of time. Cason now leads the GLIAC in kickoff returns with a 31.9 yards-per-return average. His 98-yard kickoff return was the longest in school history.
Michigan Tech will be back in action this Saturday (Oct. 6) against U.P. rival Northern Michigan. The annual Miner's Cup game is set for 1 p.m. at the Superior Dome.