Kentucky State University football sophomore running Brett Sylve has been awarded the Newcomer of the Week by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Courtesy Dave redden & KSU Athletics

Sylve was the offensive focal point for the Thorobreds in their 30-23 win over in-state opponent Kentucky Wesleyan College on Saturday. He accounted for 100 yards rushing on 21 attempts, but his largest contribution came on special teams.

Following a KWC touchdown, Sylve ran back the 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, sparking his second special teams score of over 90 yards in 2017. The Hammond, Louisianna native accounted for over 150 all-purpose yards for third straight week, ending the day with 247 all-purpose yards in the win.

Sylve and the Thorobreds will compete in the Circle City Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 pm ET.

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