Columbia Kicker Luke Eddy Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK - Columbia's Luke Eddy is the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, and also was honored by CollegeFootballPerformance.com as one of their Placekickers of the Week, it was announced on Monday.

Eddy was a perfect two for two on field goals at a blustery Franklin Field in Saturday's game at Penn.  Eddy knocked home a 34-yarder to get Columbia on the board after its first drive of the game in the first quarter. 

Eddy also drilled a 48-yard kick late in the third quarter, the longest of his young career and the longest by a Columbia kicker since Jon Rocholl nailed a 49-yard attempt in the Lions' season opener at Fordham in 2007.

The Shirley, Mass. native has now successfully converted all three of his field goal attempts and is 16 for 16 on extra points.

Senior tight end Andrew Kennedy also earned a spot on the Ivy League's weekly honor roll after posting big numbers in the passing game.  Kennedy made six grabs for 107 yards and a touchdown. 

It was Kennedy's second 100-yard effort in as many league games and it was the third straight game that he hauled in a touchdown pass, a 57-yard strike from Sean Brackett.  The play also marked the third straight touchdown catch for Kennedy that went for 25 yards or more.

With a record of 3-2 and 1-1 in the Ivy League, Columbia returns to action at home on Saturday, October 23 vs. Dartmouth at 1:30 p.m. for the annual Homecoming game.  Tickets are available online or by calling the Columbia athletics ticket office at 888-LIONS-11.