Suggs Earns Offensive Honors, Hall Shares Special Teams
The Beat
October 21, 2002

Providence, R.I. - Virginia Tech running back Lee Suggs has been named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced. Temple defensive tackle Dan Klecko and West Virginia defensive back Angel Estrada earned defensive honors, while the Owls' Makonnen Fenton and Hokies' DeAngelo Hall shared Special Teams Player of the Week.

Suggs (Roanoke, Va.) ran for a career-high 197 yards in Virginia Tech's 35-14 victory over Rutgers. The senior tailback carried 21 times, averaging 9.4 yards. He also scored two touchdowns, marking the 20th consecutive game he has scored a TD. He also moved into second place in all-time career scoring at Tech with 264 points. Suggs has 44 career touchdowns, including 11 this season. He is fourth in the BIG EAST in rushing with 111.6 yards per game.

Klecko (Colts Neck, N.J.) tied a Temple record with four sacks in the Owls' 38-24 win at Connecticut. The senior defensive tackle tied the school mark set in 1997 (Decara Burgess vs. Pittsburgh), while finishing with a career-best 12 tackles. He also set his own career standard with six tackles for losses of 39 yards. Klecko had 15 more TFL yards than UConn had rushing yards (21). He also posted two quarterback hurries in the contest.

Estrada (Bronx, N.Y.) led the West Virginia defense in a 34-7 victory over Syracuse. The senior defensive back tallied a career-high 14 tackles (eight solo), including three tackles for losses of 13 yards. He also had two sacks (10 yards) as WVU held SU to a season-low 242 yards of total offense.

Fenton (Somerville, Mass.) helped the Owls get off to a strong start against Connecticut, returning the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. It tied for the third-longest kickoff return in school history. The score was the second time in two years that Fenton has returned the opening kick 94 yards for a TD versus the Huskies.

Hall (Chesapeake, Va.) sealed Tech's win over Rutgers with a 51-yard punt return for a touchdown. It was his second punt return for a score this season as he finished with five returns for 74 yards (14.8 average). Hall is the 10th player in BIG EAST history to have multiple punt returns for touchdowns in the same season.