Furr, Osols Earn New England Football Conference Honors

Furr, Osols Earn New England Football Conference Honors

Oct. 18, 2010

BOSTON, MA-For the first time in recent memory, two members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth football team have been honored by the New England Football Conference in the same week.

Sophomore defensive back Darrien Furr (East Taunton, MA/Taunton HS) has been named NEFC Co-Defensive Player of the Week, while sophomore kicker Edgar Osols (Summit, NJ/Summit HS) has been named Special Teams Player of the Week.

Furr recovered two fumbles, forced a fumble, and made an interception, all at critical times, to help UMass Dartmouth win at Nichols Saturday, 9-7. He intercepted a pass at the UMD 2 and returned it 32 yards with just nine seconds left in the first half. He forced a fumble and then recovered it in the second quarter, setting up the Corsairs' second field goal, and his second recovery ended a Nichols drive in the fourth quarter. He also had three tackles, including two solo stops.

Osols kicked three field goals to account for all of UMass Dartmouth's scoring in Saturday's game. He hit a 36-yarder and a 45-yarder in the second quarter to narrow the lead to 7-6, and then kicked a 24 yard field goal to give UMD the lead with just 1:24 left to play. He also averaged 61 yards on four kickoffs.

"I am extremely proud of Darrien and Edgar for their outstanding performances this past Saturday," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Mark Robichaud. "Darrien had a huge interception and run back at a key point in the game, he also had a forced fumble and recovered two fumbles Darrien has had an outstanding season, he been a tremendous leader and has performed at a very high level all year. Edgar worked extremely hard in the off season especially over the summer to improve his kicking and it showed on Saturday. His 45 yard field goal was straight as an arrow and would have been good from 55. I was very happy for Edgar because he had about a dozen friends and family that made the trip up from New Jersey to watch the game. Edgar has a great attitude; he did not appear the least bit nervous when we called on him to kick the winning field goal."

UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Endicott Saturday.