Chad Kanoff Named FCS STATS National, Ivy League & Suburban Transit/ Player Of The Week

  • October 23, 2017

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After posting one of the most memorable performances in team history, and leading the Tigers to one of their most impressive results in decades, senior quarterback and tri-captain Chad Kanoff has received several honors, including the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week honor. Kanoff also earned the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week award, as well as the Transit Athlete of the Week.

What did he do to deserve these honors? Well …

Kanoff, who completed his first 21 passes, went 31-for-35 for 421 yards and two touchdowns. It was the eighth-most single-game passing yards in Princeton history, and it moved him from 21st to 15th on the Ivy League all-time passing list with 5,921 yards. His completion percentage of .886 was just off the FCS single-game record (minimum 30 completions), which is .889, set by Richie Williams of Appalachian State. Ironically, Williams also had the consecutive completions record from that game until Quinn Epperly ’15 broke it with 29 straight completions against Cornell during the 2013 Ivy championship season.

“Chad has been fantastic all season, but his performance Friday night was exceptional,” head coach Bob Surace said. “We had a great week of practice, and it showed with the tempo, poise and composure he played with against a really strong defense. I know Chad is already looking ahead to another tough defense in Cornell, but I’m thrilled he has been honored with the National Offensive and Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week honors.”

You can watch the highlights from Friday’s 52-17 win over Harvard here.

Kanoff is putting together a historic season leading the Princeton offense. He ranks first in the FCS in completion percentage (76.3), third in completions per game (27.3), sixth in passing efficiency (171.4), and 10th in passing yards per game (314.2). If he continues to average 314 yards per game, he would end up ranked seventh in the Ivy League in all-time passing yards.