Central Arkansas’ Hart and Feazell earn defensive and special teams awards
FRISCO, Texas – Texas State senior wide receiver Cameron Luke was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week in a vote by the league’s Sports Information Directors Monday afternoon after catching six passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns at SMU last Saturday night. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though they are not permitted to vote for his own player.
Luke’s 121 yards marks the first time this season and sixth time during the past two years that he has recorded 100 receiving yards in a game. His three touchdowns against the Mustangs also marks the third time in his collegiate career that he has caught three TD passes in a game. The senior from Klein, Texas, has recorded four touchdown receptions in the first two games this season after setting school records of 60 catches for 1,035 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2007.
In addition Central Arkansas defensive end Larry Hart was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week, while his teammate Peiri Feazell was named the Special Teams Player of the Week.
Hart tied the UCA record with three sacks (-17 yards), forced a fumble and broke up a pass, along with five solo tackles in a 24-21 win over UC Davis. The junior defensive end has three of the team’s four sacks and three of the team’s nine tackles for loss. In two games this season He has six total tackles.
Feazell blocked two punts to set a school single-game record in the Bears’ 24-21 home win against UC Davis. His first block gave UCA the ball at the UC Davis 33 early in the first quarter and his second led to a UCA field goal and a 17-0 lead in the third quarter. The junior safety from Mt. Olive, Miss., also had four tackles and two breakups. In two games this season, Feazell has eight total tackles and has broken up two passes.
By RICK POULTER
Sports Information Director – Texas State University