PHILADELPHIA - A record-setting performance earned wideout Christian Pearson his second Ivy League Rookie of the Week honor on Monday as announced by the league office. He also received national honorable mention honors as the runner-up for the National FCS Freshman of the Week award.
Pearson set the school record for a freshman with 10 receptions during Saturday's 42-7 win at Columbia. A native of Northridge, Calif., Pearson also totaled a career-best 126 receiving yards and added the go-ahead touchdown. Six of his catches went for more than 10 yards and seven of his 10 receptions went for a first down.
After the season opener at Lehigh, Pearson earned the same honor with a 45-yard touchdown reception. He is the first Penn player to win two Ivy League Rookie of the Week awardssince running back Michael DiMaggio in 2007.
Pearson and the Quakers will play their first-ever nationally televised night game at Franklin Field on Friday.
Quaker Fan Fest will take place before the game from 4-7 p.m. On Family Weekend at Penn, the Athletic Department is shutting down Moravian Street prior to the football game for the free event featuring music, giveaways and specials with the various restaurants on the street.
NBC Sports will broadcast Penn's matchup with Yale at the nation's oldest collegiate football stadium.Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.