KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island sophomore kicker Justin Rohrwasser was named the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance at Elon, the league announced Monday morning.
Rohrwasser set a Rhode Island program record for points by a kicker in one game with 14 points in the 40-14 win over the Phoenix. He was perfect on the day, going 3-for-3 on field goals and 5-for-5 on extra points. Among the field goals was a career-long 42-yard make. His three field goals helped the Rams build a 16-7 lead in the third quarter before pulling away late.
It was the 17th time in program history a kicker has made three or more field goals in one game, and the first time since 2001. Rohrwasser ranks third among CAA Football kickers with an 83.3 field goal percentage this season, making five of his six attempts. He leads the team with 34 points (5 field goals, 19 extra points).
With his performance Saturday, Rohrwasser now has 77 points in his career, which ties him with Rick Viall (1977-78) for 10th place among kickers in Rhode Island history. Rohrwasser has made 19 consecutive extra points and is now 35-for-36 on extra points in his career. His lone miss was a blocked extra point in the season opener at Kansas this year. He is 14-for-19 (.737) on career field goal attempts, giving him the second best field goal percentage in program history.
Rohrwasser is the second Rhode Island player to earn a weekly honor this season. Punter Oliver Graybar was the Special Teams Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 3.