Marc Earns NFC Player of the Week Honors for the Second Straight Week

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Image of Emmanuel MarcHudson Valley Community College's Emmanuel Marc (Spring Valley, NY/Spring Valley) was named Northeast Football Conference (NFC) Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. In addition, teammate Mike Miller (Akron, OH/Firestone) garnered Defensive Player of the Week honors. The student-athletes were recognized for their efforts in Hudson Valley's 28-0 victory SUNY Canton on October 5.

Marc, who shared the honor this week with Rufus Walker of SUNY Morrisville, carried the ball 30 times for 243 yards and two touchdowns. It was the third highest individual rushing game in Hudson Valley history. The team's leading rusher this season and the second leading runner in the NFC, Marc is averaging 111.6 rushing yards per-contest.

Miller recorded a game-high 19 tackles and returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown. He shared the award this week with Jamar Atkinson of Morrisville.

The Vikings (3-2, 2-1 NFC) will host Erie Community College this Saturday, October 12 at LaSalle Institute. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Erie (4-1, 2-1 NFC) has won four straight games and enters the contest ranked ninth in the latest NJCAA Football poll.

Hudson Valley's football program was established in 1969. At the time, Hudson Valley was one of only two junior colleges in New York to field a varsity football team. Since then, nearly 300 Hudson Valley football players have earned scholarships to four-year schools and 15 have gone on to play professionally. The Vikings competed in the Coca-Cola Bowl in Iowa in 1980. In 1996, Hudson Valley posted an 8-0 record, part of a dominant stretch that included 15 straight victories.