CCU’s Backus earns league honor for his play at Georgia

Courtesy of CCUCoastal Carolina linebacker Quinn Backus was named the Crons Brand Big South Freshman of the Week for his play at Georgia Sept. 17.

The Greenwood native had seen limited action on special teams this season, but had no statistics enter the Georgia contest. However, Backus saw extended action at linebacker in the second half versus the Bulldogs.

Backus recorded six tackles (three solo, three assisted) to tie for the third-best tackle total on the team.  Of his six stops, two forced fourth down plays and two others forced a turnover on downs.

Backus becomes the second Chanticleer to be honored by the Big South this season.  Earlier, junior quarterback Aramis Hillary was tabbed the Big South Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the win over Furman in the season opener.

Coastal Carolina will remain on the road this week, traveling to Greensboro, N.C., to face North Carolina A&T. Kickoff is set for 4 pm.

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