Charleston Southern wide receiver Larry Jones III (Jacksonville, Fla.) has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week, the Big South Conference announced along with the weekly football award winners.
Jones III caught two passes for 82 yards in Charleston Southern's Big South win over VMI -- scoring touchdowns on both catches. His first career score was a 31-yard reception that gave the Bucs a 13-0 first quarter lead. Jones III added his second touchdown late in the first half on a 51-yard halfback pass and fought his way the final 10 yards to reach the end zone to give CSU a 19-7 halftime advantage.
The Bucs' true freshman has come on strong the last two weeks with four receptions for 145 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games. He was part of CSU's offensive explosion on Saturday in the Bucs' 32-14 win. CSU piled up 446 total yards, including four passing touchdowns, in its first Big South Conference win since 2010.
The Bucs host Presbyterian College on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Buccaneer Field. The game is available on ESPN3.