Danny Embick Named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week

Sept. 5, 2005

Boca Raton, FL - Just when we thought all the firsts had been accomplished the Florida Atlantic University Owls proved, once again, there is so much the young program can do. This time it was senior quarterback Danny Embick who earned Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors. He did so the first time an FAU player was eligible for the conference award.

Embick earned the honor, voted upon by Sun Belt members, after his performance against Kansas University. The senior from William T. Dwyer High School entered the game versus the Jayhawks as just one of two starting offensive seniors. He entered the game with a back field that had 19 collegiate carries under their belts and only one receiver who had ever recorded a college reception.

The task was to play Kansas, believed to be the best defensive team FAU had played to date. Embick was 20 of 28 for 299 yards and had three touchdowns. He connected with Thomas Parker on the first play of the third drive for 66 yards and a score. It was the first score allowed by the KU defense in the first quarter since 2003. He later connected with DiIvory Edgecomb for a 66-yard touchdown, also on the first play of the drive. His third and final TD was a to Frantz Simeon with game time expired.

Embick will be asked to shoulder the team once again this week, when the Owls play host to Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., Thursday at Dolphins Stadium, a game that will be nationally televised.