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Following historic debut, William & Mary QB Hollis Mathis honored by Colonial Athletic Association

Following historic debut, William & Mary QB Hollis Mathis honored by Colonial Athletic Association
Posted at 10:45 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 22:45:59-04

Hollis Mathis (Courtesy: Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (W&M Media Relations) — After posting a tremendous debut performance in the William & Mary football team’s season-opening victory against Lafayette at Zable Stadium, freshman quarterback Hollis Mathis was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.

Mathis led the Tribe with a game-high 127 rushing yards on 16 carries with a touchdown. The impressive rushing total marks the best effort by a Tribe quarterback in school history.

Hollis Mathis (Courtesy: Tribe Athletics)

The Pittsburgh, Pa., native also completed 6 of 13 passes for 66 yards, while he recorded a 40-yard punt that pinned Lafayette at its own 8-yard line.

Mathis became the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener in the program’s history when he took the field with three of W&M’s other quarterbacks for the Tribe’s opening offensive snap of Saturday’s game.

The Tribe will return to action when it plays at Virginia on Friday at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.