Namane Modise nominated for national weekly award

Oct. 24, 2017

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Click and Vote Modise for Best Individual Defensive/Special Teams Performance

DAVIS, Calif. - Two weeks ago, Aggie Nation came out in full force to select Keelan Doss as HERO Sports’ Football HERO of the Week. After finishing with a career-high 115 all-purpose yards, including the first 100-yard kickoff return in the program’s Big Sky era, it is time for UC Davis football fans to support junior running back Namane Modise for Defense/Special Teams HERO of the Week.

By clicking here, fans can visit Hero Sports and submit their vote once per hour for Modise until 10 a.m. PT on Friday since that is when this poll will close. 

The native of San Lorenzo, California, who majors in managerial economics, will always remember his first touchdown as an Aggie — besides the obvious reason — because it was his special teams play that jump-started UC Davis’ dominant third quarter at Northern Arizona last weekend.

That play led to the first of 17 unanswered points for the Aggies, who nearly pulled off the upset against the Big Sky’s current first place team.

After sprinting (untouched) from one end zone to another on a NAU kickoff, Modise became the second player in program history to record a 100-yard kickoff return. John Nedderman, the other Aggie to accomplish this feat, did so during the 1948 season.

Saturday’s 4 p.m. Battle for the Golden Horseshoe, taking place inside Aggie Stadium between UC Davis football and Cal Poly, is one of numerous events planned throughout UC Davis’ Homecoming celebration. Click to view a list of events and organize your weekend accordingly!

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