LANCASTER, PA – Johns Hopkins sophomore Patrick Kelly has been named the Centennial Conference Co-Special Teams Player of the Week it was announced today. This is the first time in his career that Kelly has earned the award and he shared the honor with Moravian’s Jon Miller.
Kelly helped fuel Johns Hopkins’ 52-0 victory over Gettysburg on Friday night as he returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for a touchdown. The 95-yard return is tied for the longest in school history; Howard Caplan originally set the mark at 95 yards against Columbia in 1928 and that was matched by Harrison Bernstein against the Merchant Marine Academy in 1999. Among all plays, Kelly’s 95-yard kickoff return is tied for the fifth-longest in school history.
Kelly is the third Johns Hopkins player to earn Centennial Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors this season as seniors Jamie Sullivan (PK) and David Brookhart (WR/PR) previously earned the award.
Johns Hopkins improved to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Centennial Conference with Friday’s victory against the Bullets. The Blue Jays will return to action on Saturday, October 28 when they travel to Muhlenberg (5-2, 4-2 CC).