Kevin Chillis Named NEC Special Teams Player Of The Week

ALBANY, N.Y. – For the second time this season, junior wide receiver Kevin Chillis has been named the Northeast Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, announced by the league office Monday.

In the University at Albany’s 63-34 victory over Central Connecticut State, Chillis led the Great Danes with 118 all-purpose yards, including a 79-yard kickoff return for a touchdown – the program’s first since 2006.

Leading 42-7 at the break, UAlbany did not let up as Chillis, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., started the second stanza in style for the Danes, slicing through the Blue Devils’ special teams unit 79-yards for the score.

The conference honor marks the second for Chillis this fall, and eighth for the squad as a whole.

Ranking second on the team, Chillis totaled 901 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns this season.

With the win over CCSU, the Great Danes earned a share of the NEC title and ended the 2012 campaign with a 9-2 overall record and 7-1 mark in conference.