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Tulsa's Duo of Brennan Marion and Damaris Johnson Earn C-USA Player of the Week Honors

Brennan Marion catches one of his three TD passes against UTEP.
Brennan Marion catches one of his three TD passes against UTEP.
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Oct. 20, 2008

Irving, Texas - University of Tulsa's Brennan Marion and Damaris Johnson were honored as the Conference USA Football Players of the Week, it was announced today by the C-USA office. Marion was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Johnson picked up the honor for Special Teams.

Marion, a 6'1" senior receiver, set a new Conference USA record for yards per catch (38.8), grabbing six passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns to earn offensive honors. He started things off for the Hurricane in a 77-35 win over UTEP last Saturday with a 97-yard touchdown reception to tie the score 7-7. On the next possession, Marion's 51-yard TD reception put the Hurricane ahead 14-7. He added a 40-yard TD reception in the third quarter.

The 5'8" true freshman Johnson set a school record for kickoff return yards in a single game with 211 yards on six returns for a 35.2 average that earned him the special teams recognition. After Tulsa fell behind 28-21 in the first quarter, Johnson took the subsequent kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to knot the score at 28-28 and give Tulsa the momentum. The Hurricane never trailed after that. He ended the game with 296 all-purpose yards.

This year Tulsa has had five players earn Conference USA Player of the Week honors. Quarterback David Johnson, safety Charles Davis and defensive end Un'tavious Scott have earned the honor previously this season.