named Sports Network Offensive Player of the Week
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[NOV. 8, 2005]
PHILADELPHIA -- Illinois State running
Pierre Rembert continues to score, as he was honored Monday as
The Sports Network Offensive Player of the Week after his 272
rushing yards and six touchdowns in the Redbirds' 48-23 win over
Having a couple of days to think about the personal milestones he
surpassed, Rembert still continues to praise the effort of his
"It hasn't really sunk in. I was just glad we
won," Rembert said. "I've never played in a game like that where I
was hardly touched all game. That's why the offensive line needs to
get all the credit. It's the goal of our offense to have everyone
blocked except for the safety, and sometimes (my teammates) even had
him blocked too. I had the easy part."
Rembert compiled a school-record 272 yards on 34 carries while
rushing for six touchdowns in Illinois State's 48-23 win at Missouri
State. His 272 rushing yards ranks as the fourth-best total in
Gateway Conference history and is the second-best rushing total in
all of Division I football this season.
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His six touchdowns tied both the Illinois State and the GFC
standards, while also giving him the most points scored, 36, in a
Division I-AA game this season.
He averaged an impressive eight yards per carry, while putting
together varying touchdown runs of six, two, two, 51, 22 and six
yards. He also added two catches for 42 yards, for 314 all-purpose
yards, which ranks No. 2 in ISU history and eighth in the
Rembert becomes the second Redbird to earn the national honor
this season, joining Brent Hawkins, who claimed the award after his
five-sack performance against Northern Iowa.
State University news release]