Amos named SAC Defensive Player of the WeekSeptember 20, 2010
Junior recorded eight solo tackles and an interception against Johnson C. Smith
Rock Hill, S.C. - The South Atlantic Conference Office announced this afternoon that Brevard cornerback Salonik Amos was named the Week 4 South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after his effort against Johnson C. Smith this past weekend as the Tornados defeated the Golden Bulls, 25-21.
Amos becomes the second Tornado football player in program history to receive the Defensive Player of the Week recognition, joining former BC linebacker Stanley Jones and the third player under Coach Paul Hamilton to receive Player of the Week honors. Punter Eric Watts was named SAC Special Teams Player of the Week last season.
For the game against Johnson C. Smith, Amos played a key contribution to the Tornados victory, leading Brevard with eight solo tackles, as well as recording an interception which set up the go-ahead score in the third quarter and knocking down a potential touchdown late in the fourth as Brevard defeated Johnson C. Smith, 25-21.
Amos made the momentum changing play of the afternoon in the third quarter after Brevard scored to bring it back the game back to 21-19. On third down and two at midfield, Amos stepped in front of a Golden Bulls receiver, intercepting a Ryan Carter pass and returned it 37 yards to the Johnson C. Smith 25 yard line and the Tornados found the end zone four plays later to go up 25-21.
Late in the game, on third and six at the BC 26 yard line, Amos sealed the victory for the Tornados, diving to knock the ball out of the hands of a JCSU receiver, forcing the incompletion.
For the season, Amos leads the Tornados with 22 tackles on the season and is among the SAC leaders in pass breakups with four on the season.
Brevard continues their September road trip by heading to Buena Vista, Va. next week to take on Southern Virginia University. Kickoff for the game between the Tornados and the Knights is set for 4 p.m.