Villanova's Livers is CAA Special Teams Player of the Week

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.

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