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Saint Vincent's Irefin Named PAC Special Teams Player of the Week

Saint Vincent's Irefin Named PAC Special Teams Player of the Week

by Public Relations | November 07, 2022


Molayo Irefin action shot by Julie Watkins

GREENVILLE, PA – For the second time this season, Saint Vincent College junior Molayo Irefin has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

In the Bearcats’ 53-16 victory over Waynesburg, Irefin (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding) returned the opening kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown, the longest play in program history and just the third kickoff return touchdown in the modern era of Saint Vincent football (2007- present). 


Along with his record-breaking return, Irefin made eight catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Yellow Jackets, recording the first three-touchdown game for a Bearcat football player since the 2019 campaign.

Irefin’s 100-yard return against Waynesburg was his second return touchdown of the season. In Saint Vincent’s season-opener against Stevenson, he returned a punt for an 85-yard score, also the longest punt return in team history.

This season, Irefin leads the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in kick return average at 27.2 yards, while he enters SVC’s regular season finale second in the PAC in both receptions (57) and touchdown receptions (6) and fifth in receiving yards (586).

The Bearcats will close out the season on Saturday, Nov. 12, hosting Bethany College at 1 p.m. at Chuck Noll Field.