North garners MSC Player of the Week accolades
Monday, October 16, 2017
North garners MSC Player of the Week accolades
Kimee North rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns to earn MSC Offensive Player of the Week honors. (Credit William Ku)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland running back Kimlee North was named the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, rushing for a career-high 154 yards and two touchdowns in CU’s 52-21 win over Bethel University, as announced by the league office.

The Nashville, Tenn., native collected the first 100-yard rushing game of his career on just 14 attempts, scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns. The Phoenix led 28-21 at the half and 31-21 entering the fourth quarter.

North’s nine-yard TD run with 13:53 left in the contest made it 38-21 and after the Cumberland defense held on the ensuing Bethel possession, the sophomore running back burst through the middle and outran three defenders for a 62-yard score, essentially sealing the win for the home team.

North also scored two touchdowns against Cincinnati Christian on October 7 with runs of two and 30 yards.

The sophomore has 262 yards on 32 carries this season, 8.2 yards-per-attempt, with four touchdowns through eight games.