Worst Tabbed BSC Special Teams Player of the Week

By DAVE GUFFEY for GoGriz.com

University of Montana kicker Ben Worst has been selected the ROOT SPORTS football Special Teams Player of the Week, announced the Big Sky Conference today (Monday, Sept. 23).

Worst was recognized along with Portland State running back DJ Adams, who was the Offensive Player of the Week, and Northern Arizona cornerback Anders Battle who was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Week.

Worst is a 5-11, 197-pound freshman from Twin Falls, Idaho, made all three of his field goal attempts, and both of extra points kicks in his first collegiate game, a 47-14 victory by Montana over Oklahoma Panhandle State.

Action of Ben Worst (Photo by Jake England) (2)

Ben Worst

Worst connected on a 50-yard field goal, tying him for the sixth longest in Griz history, and it is the longest made three-pointer in the Big Sky so far this season. Worst also made a pair of 41-yard field goals. This is Worst’s first career ROOT SPORTS Player of the Week honor.

Montana’s nominee for player of the week on offense was true freshman halfback John Nguyen, who rushed 22 times for 144 yards against OPSU. The Grizzlies nominee on defense was sophomore linebacker Addison Owen, who had 5 tackles, returned an interception 21 yards, and also recovered a fumble.

Adams, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound senior from Norcross, Georgia, rushed 14 times for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns in PSU’s 41-10 non-conference victory at UC Davis.

Battle, a 6-foot, 185-pound senior from Phoenix, Ariz., returned an interception 49 yards for a TD in NAU’s Arizona’s 22-16 non-conference victory over South Dakota.