CHARLOTTE, N.C. - VMI kicker Dillon Christopher has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Special Teams Player of the Week, according to information released by the league Monday. Christopher is the first VMI player to earn the special teams laurel since Sept. 6, 2010.
Christopher made field goals from 39 and 52 yards and added three PATs to finish with nine points in the Keydets’ 27-9 win over Gardner-Webb. His 39-yarder extended VMI’s lead to 10-0 in the first half, while his career-long 52-yarder in the third quarter gave the Keydets a 20-3 advantage. It also marked the second-longest field goal made by a freshman in Big South history, and it tied for the fourth-longest kick in VMI history.
VMI football returns to action Saturday, facing The Citadel in the battle for the Silver Shako. Game time in Charleston is set for 1 p.m.