Ngai Otieno '06
Photo by Erik Andrews '09

Senior tailback Ngai Otieno posted his third straight game with at least 100 yards rushing and a touchdown this weekend.

Amherst's Otieno Named NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week

October 10, 2005

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College senior tailback Ngai Otieno (Gloucester, MA/Tabor Academy) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Football Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after racking up 104 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 15-0 shutout victory over visiting conference rival Middlebury College. His three-yard touchdown plunge in the fourth quarter sealed the victory as the Jeffs improved to 2-1 on the season.

Otieno currently leads the NESCAC with 391 rushing yards on 63 carries, averaging 130.3 yards per game and a gaudy 6.2 yards per carry. He also ranks second in all-purpose yardage (137.7 ypg) and seventh in total offense (130.3 ypg). He has three straight games with at least 100 yards and a touchdown, tying him for third in the NESCAC in touchdown scoring (6.0 ppg).

Amherst returns to action Saturday at 1 p.m. at undefeated NESCAC foe Colby College.