Villanova sophomore Poppy Livers has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week after becoming the first Wildcat to return a punt for a touchdown in more than three decades.
Livers’ 66-yard punt return keyed Villanova’s 49-24 win at Georgia State. It was his only return of the game.
Livers score was the first punt return for a touchdown during coach Andy Talley’s 28-years at Villanova. Before Livers, the last Wildcat to return a punt for a score was Davis Martin against VMI on Oct. 25, 1980.
This season Livers has returned nine punts for 118 yards (13.1 average) for the 6-2 Wildcats, who host Towson on Saturday.