Brown and Heinicke Earn Awards From Touchdown Club of Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. – Old Dominion University quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named the Touchdown Club of Richmond Offensive Back of the Year and kicker Jarod Brown was named the specialist of the Year, the club announced.
Heinicke ranks among the top-five in the FBS in passing yards, touchdown passes and passes per game, as well as his 533 passing yards in ODU’s first-ever FBS win at Idaho is the third highest in a game this season.
For the year, Heinicke was 340-of-486 for 4,022 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also rushed 93 times for 348 yards and five touchdowns.
Heinicke passed for 300 or more yards nine times this season and has done so 21 times in his career. He tossed a season-high six TD’s in the win over Rhode Island, just one off his career-best of seven last year against Campbell.
For his career, the junior captain has completed 949-of-1,372 passes for 11,483 yards and 102 touchdowns, and has ran for 20 scores.
Brown led the Monarchs in scoring for the fourth-straight season, tying his own single-season record he set last season with 103 points.
The senior from Yorktown, Va. was 64-of-65 on extra points and was 13-of-20 on field goals. He set the ODU record for longest field goal twice this season, once in the Monarch’s 59-58 victory over The Citadel with a 52-yarder and he connected on a 54-yard kick at Pittsburgh. The kick at Pitt was the longest field goal by a kicker, college or professional, at Heinz Field. He made four field goals of 50-yards or longer in his career.
Brown also successfully converted four onsides kicks this season, two in The Citadel game, which led to 10 Monarch points.
The pair will be honored by the Touchdown Club of Richmond at the Dudley/Lanier Award Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump.