PISCATAWAY, NJ – Junior Tres Moses (Delray Beach, FL) was named the BIG EAST Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, August 30. He shares the award with Miami’s Antrel Rolle.
Moses, in his first game back since he suffered a season-ending knee injury vs. Army on Sept. 14, 2002, returned his first punt 66 yards for a touchdown to give Rutgers a 7-0 lead. On the Scarlet Knights’ next possession, Moses hauled in a 15-yard TD pass from Ryan Hart to extend the lead to 14-0, giving RU all the points it needed in a 24-10 win over the Bulls.
Moses played in just three games last season, missing the final eight of the season. His first two touches in 2003 resulted in touchdowns, as Moses finished the game with five catches for 47 yards (both game highs) as well as a team-high 151 all-purpose yards.
“I think it has been a long frustrating time away from the game for Tres, so it is nice to see him have success right out of the gate,” said head coach Greg Schiano.
The honor is the first for Moses in his Rutgers career and the first since Nate Jones earned the award on October 28 of last season.