Sept. 21, 2009
BALTIMORE, MD -- Johns Hopkins senior running back Andrew Kase (Wyomissing, PA/Wyomissing) has been selected as the Centennial Conference's co-Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in last Friday night's 41-23 win over Gettysburg. Kase, who shared the honor with Dickinson's Ian Mitchell, is the first non-quarterback to earn the award this season and it is the fourth time in his career that he has been selected.
Kase powered the Blue Jays past the Bullets as he rushed 29 times for 183 yards and three touchdowns and added a 37-yard reception to account for his 220 all-purpose yards. The 183 yards rank as the fifth-highest total of his career, while the 220 all-purpose yards rank fourth. He scored all three of his touchdowns in the first 33 minutes of the game as the Blue Jays scored on their first six possessions and jumped to a 38-3 lead early in the third quarter.
Kase continued his assault on the Johns Hopkins and Centennial Conference record book in the win against the Bullets. His three rushing touchdowns in the victory pushed his career total to 27, which moved him past Scott Martorana (1998-2001) and Harry Leet (1958-60) into first place on JHU's career rushing touchdowns list. He also broke the Johns Hopkins record for career rushing attempts (670) and already ranks as JHU's career leader in rushing yards (3,311), 100-yard rushing games (18) and 200-yard rushing games (3). He also ranks second all-time in school history in overall touchdowns (33), third in all-purpose yards (3,747) and points scored (198) and seventh in total offense (3,311).
Through three games this season, Kase ranks second in the Centennial Conference in rushing yards per game (119.0), third in all-purpose yards per game (145.7) and second in points per game (12.0). He is the only player ranked in the top five in all-purpose yards who doesn't return punts or kickoffs.
In addition to his exploits in the Johns Hopkins record book, he is also moving his way up on several lists in the Centennial Conference record book. He currently ranks ninth in league history in rushing, tied for sixth in career 100-yard games, 15th in all-purpose yards and 17th in scoring.
Johns Hopkins is currently 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Centennial Conference. The Blue Jays will look for their third straight win and seventh in their last eight regular season games on Saturday, September 26 when they host Moravian at Homewood Field (2 pm).
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