Ramsey, Roussel Win C-USA Player of the Week Honors



Sept. 25, 2000

NEW ORLEANS -- Tulane University quarterback Patrick Ramsey and punter Casey Roussel have been selected as Conference USA Players of the Week following the Green Wave's 29-17 victory over SMU in Dallas on Saturday, the league office announced Monday.

Ramsey, a junior quarterback from Ruston, La., was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career after completing 34-of-50 passes for 347 yards versus SMU. He completed touchdown tosses of 5, 3, and 3 yards in the contest and did not throw an interception. His game-long 36-yard completion to James Dunn in the fourth quarter set up the game-clinching score one play later. Ramsey had missed Tulane's last game after suffering a slight right shoulder separation in the season-opener versus Ole Miss.

Roussel and UAB kicker Rhett Gallego were honored as the C-USA Co-Special Teams Players of the Week. Roussel, a junior from Paulina, La., averaged 50.8 yards on punts of 56, 58, 42 and 47 yards as he helped Tulane control field position in the game. His 42-yard effort pinned SMU inside its 20-yard line at their own 13 while the Tulane defense nearly downed the 47-yarder at the one. His game average would have broken the Tulane single game mark except that he needed one more punt to reach the single game minimum.

Ramsey and Roussel were the first Tulane players to earn C-USA recognition in 2000. Memphis defensive back Idrees Bashir picked up the Defensive Player honor.