Melanson and Saumure named AUS Football POW

Melanson and Saumure named AUS Football POW

Defensive Player of the Week
Name: Adam Melanson
: Acadia University
: Defensive tackle
: Kentville, N.S.
Year of eligibility: Fifth
Academic program
: Bed
Height and weight
: 6'0", 293 lbs

Acadia Axemen defensive tackle Adam Melanson has been named the AUS football defensive player of the week.

A fifth-year education student from Kentville, N.S., Melanson had 2.5 sacks in Acadia's 33-14 win over the Mount Allison Mounties.

He finished the game with four tackles for loss and 19 total loss yards. His defensive stats also included 5.5 total tackles (three solo and five assisted).

Following this past weekend's win, Melanson has now amassed 16.5 career sacks—the ninth most in AUS conference history and the fifth most in Acadia school history.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Name: Jarett Saumure
University: Acadia University
Position: Kicker
Hometown: Timberlea, N.S.
Year of eligibility: First
Academic program: BKIN
Height and weight: 6'0", 197 lbs


Acadia Axemen kicker Jarett Saumure is the Atlantic University Sport football special teams player of the week for the week ending Oct. 1, 2017.

A first-year kinesiology student from Timberlea, N.S., Saumure was successful on all four of his field goal attempts in Acadia's 33-14 win over the Mount Allison Mounties Saturday in Wolfville, N.S.

He also made good on all three point-after attempts for 15 total points in the win.

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