Athlete of the Week for November 11

Adams State College junior running back from the Adams State football team Terjean Saffold, has been named as the Print Athlete of the Week for week ending on Nov. 7. Saffold has now won the honor three times this year.
Saffold had his second 4-touchdown game of the season on Saturday as the Grizzlies won a double-overtime thriller over Mesa State. He averaged an impressive 7.1 yards per tote as he ran 16 times for 114 yards and three rushing touchdowns while catching another touchdown pass.  Saffold, in the starting lineup for the first time in four games, has now had four 100-yard rushing days this season and leads the Grizzlies with 11 total touchdowns scored (8 rushing, 3 receiving).
Saffolds longest run of the day was a 40-yard score just three plays after Mesa’s running back brook loose for a 46-yard touchdown, as the Grizzlies went back on top 27-20 with 5:49 left in the third quarter. After the Mavericks scored first in overtime Saffold then got an 8-yard touchdown to send the game to a second overtime.
The Print Athlete of the Week award, which will be handed out weekly, was selected by a vote of media members and ASC athletic administrators as well as by visitors to the Grizzly website, who could cast their vote in an online poll.
This voting was a nail biter down to the last vote cast on on Wednesday afternoon and the closest of the season.  Saffold and Ryan McNiff of the men’s cross country team were one-point apart after the media members voted. McNiff held a slight lead with 13 points as he nabbed five first place votes and four second place votes while Saffold got four first place votes and five second place votes.
Saffold eventually won the award as he garnered 40.5 percent (89) of the 220 votes that were cast online. McNiff was very close behind with 38.2 percent (84) of the votes.
Other athletes up for the award this week were Marqus Richards of the men’s basketball program, Dominique Davis of the volleyball team and Kristen McGlynn of the women’s cross country team. is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet