College Football: Maysonet named Big South Offensive Player of Year

11/22/2011 3:27 PM |
Stony Brook University Sea Wolves

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet's stellar football career has continued in the usual fashion this season at Stony Brook University.

After a record-breaking regular season, Stony Brook University running back Miguel Maysonet of Riverhead was named the Big South Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Maysonet’s second season with the Seawolves was outstanding. The junior rushed for 1,485 yards and 15 touchdowns, both single-season school records. He recorded eight 100-yard games, including a 194-yard effort against Lafayette and seven games with 140 or more yards.

Stony Brook’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 27, Maysonet has totaled 2,613 yards in 22 games, which ranks fifth all-time in Big South history and third in school history.

Maysonet scored four touchdowns in a game twice this season, becoming the only player in conference history to do so. Having already broken the Stony Brook single-season record for yards, Maysonet is 16 shy of breaking the Big South record, held by former Liberty running back and current Jacksonville Jaguars player Rashad Jennings.

Joining Maysonet on the first offensive team are Stony Brook seniors Brock Jackolski and Joe Faiella.

Maysonet and Jackolski, who each rushed for a 1,000 yards last season, are the only pair of teammates to do so this year.