D'Ambrisi, Williams Earn Final NJAC Rookie Selections

Kean Athletics

PITMAN, N.J. (11/23/08) - Freshmen Thomas D'Ambrisi (pictured right) (Eatontown, N.J.) and Jamahl Williams (pictured below) (Passaic, N.J.) earned the final Rookie of the Week selections of the 2008 season from the New Jersey Athletic Conference following their performances in the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Atlantic Bowl Championship games. In their first taste of postseason action at the collegiate football level, D'Ambrisi and Williams were named Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Week, respectively, following Kean's 16-7 loss to Delaware Valley College.

A five-time offensive rookie of the week selection, D'Ambrisi completed 19-of-24 passes for 210 yards and one touchdown. The 2008 NJAC Offensive Rookie of the Year, D'Ambrisi finished his freshman season ranked third on Kean's single season record lists in both passing touchdowns (17) and passing yards (2,054).

Williams earned his defensive rookie honor for the second time his season after finishing with six tackles, including four solo stops, from his safety position. After moving into the starting lineup in the middle of the season, Williams finished the year ninth on the team with 37 tackles, as he also earned NJAC Honorable Mention accolades.

The Cougars finished the year with seven wins for just the fifth time in program history.