Sophomore place-kicker Zach Mays has been named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after an outstanding performance in the Big Red’s season-opening win at Bucknell. It is his first weekly honor from the conference.
Mays opened the scoring for the Big Red with a career-long 41-yard field goal and booted through all three extra-point kicks, but maybe even more impressive was his efforts on kickoffs. Mays booted all five of his kickoffs through the end zone for touchbacks, helping Cornell control field position in the 24-16 comeback win against the Bison. The Big Red joins Southern Utah as the lone teams in the country to allow no kickoff returns this season to lead the Football Championship Subdivison (FCS).
In addition to his Ivy League honor, Mays was also named honorable mention as the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week.