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Massachusetts Pirates Defensive Back Kiante Northington Named Defensive Player of the Week
Northington, (5'9" 185 lbs) a native of Louisville, KY, had two interceptions in this week's game against the Columbus Lions (7-3.) The hard fought game ended in a 63-62 loss for the Pirates (8-4).
Northington starred at Division 1-FCS Eastern Kentucky University appearing in 46 games totaling 207 tackles and 6 INT's over his career. He was named a 2016 2nd Team All OVC performer as a senior after an impressive 2016 season highlighted by a solid performance against BIG 10 Purdue University, in which he logged 11 tackles and a forced fumble against the Boilermakers.
"Kiante was an unknown coming into camp, he's a rookie but has adapted to the arena game quickly, and has been impressive all year," said Jawad Yatim President of the Massachusetts Pirates. "From the first day of camp we knew he'd have an impact on our ball club and has very much done so thus far in the season. He deserves every accolade he's received this year and we are looking forward to Kiante continuing his consistent play in our secondary."
Fans can also enjoy the games on NESN (New England Sports Network) which is televising all eight (8) Pirates home games during the 2018 season on tape-delay on NESNplus. Each of these games will also air on NESN National and on NESN primary during the week.
NESN is also airing an all access show on the team with behind the scenes footage.
NESN will also be airing multiple thirty minute documentary specials beginning in May, following the Pirates as they navigate through their first season of action. The audience will get an in depth look at the lives of the players, coaches and front office members who are at the forefront of Massachusetts' newest professional sports franchise.
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