October 29, 2012

Rigaud Named Centennial Offensive Player of the Week

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Oct. 29, 2012

LANCASTER, PA - Johns Hopkins senior running back Jonathan Rigaud(Pembroke Pines, FL/Pembroke Pines) has been named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday's 35-17 win at Ursinus. This is the second time this season Rigaud has earned the award.

Rigaud rushed for a career-high 238 yards and tied a Johns Hopkins single-game record with four rushing touchdowns to fuel the victory. Rigaud's 238 yards are the fourth-highest single-game total in school history and marked his second consecutive 200-yard game. It was also the second time in three games that he has tied the JHU record for rushing touchdowns in a game. He also set a school record for yards per carry in a game (20 or more carries) with his 11.3 average. His 70-yard touchdown run in the second quarter is the fifth-longest run in school history and the longest by a JHU player since Hari Lymon went 79 yards against McDaniel on November 14, 1992.

With his effort at Ursinus, Rigaud now leads the Centennial Conference in rushing yards (1,059), yards per game (132.4), rushing and overall touchdowns (17) and points per game (12.8). In addition, he ranks second in all-purpose yards per game (140.1). His 1,059 yards are the third-highest single-season total in school history and his 17 rushing TDs are tied for the second best mark in JHU history. He also currently ranks 11th in the nation in rushing yards per game and seventh in oints per game.

In the Johns Hopkins career record book, Rigaud jumped to fourth in school history in career rushing yards (2,639) with his effort at Ursinus and his 32 rushing touchdowns are second best in school history. He ranks third in career overall touchdowns with his 32 as well.

Johns Hopkins improved to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the Centennial Conference with its win at Ursinus. The Blue Jays secured at least a share of the Centennial Conference title for the fourth consecutive year with the victory and can grab the title outright and earn the league's automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Playoffs with a win in either of its final two games (at Franklin & Marshall (6-2, 5-2 CC) on November 3 or at home against McDaniel (0-8, 0-7 CC) on November 10).

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