Dover, Del.--- Delaware State University's Aris Scott (so.; Harrisburg, Pa.) has been honored by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for his 98-yard kickoff return touchdown on the opening play of the 2014 season at Monmouth last Saturday.
Scott has been named MEAC Co-Special Teams Player-of-the-Week for the return, the Hornets' first kickoff return touchdown since 2007.
North Carolina A&T's Tony McRae shared the MEAC special teams honor with Scott. McRae had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Aggies' 47-13 victory over Alabama A&M in the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday.
Scott is the first Hornet to be named MEAC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week since placekicker Mitchell Ward last season. Ward earned the award after kicking a 26-yard game winning field goal as time expired in a 22-20 win over Howard.
Delaware State (0-1) will return to action this Saturday (Sep. 6) at the University of Delaware (0-1) in the annual First 1 Rivalry. Game time is 6 p.m. at Delaware Stadium in Newark.