Sep 9, 2013
HOUSTON - Houston's Deontay Greenberry was named The American Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Week the league office announced Monday morning. The sophomore wide receiver helped the Cougars to the first ever American Conference win as Houston (2-0, 1-0) topped Temple (0-2, 0-1) 22-13 on Saturday afternoon.
Greenberry hauled in 14 catches and 165 yards to set career highs in both categories. The 14 receptions ranks as the second most in a single game this season in the NCAA and tied for the 11th most in school history. The Fresno, Calif., native ranks fourth nationally in receptions (10.0 rpg) through the first two games of the year.
Ten of Greenberry's 14 catches went for first downs and he extended another series for the Cougars by drawing a pass interference penalty.
This is the second American Player of the Week award for Houston as Richie Leone earned Special Teams Player of the Week accolades after the opening weekend.
Greenberry and the Cougars are off this week before facing Rice in the Bayou Bucket at Reliant Stadium on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.