Updated: Monday, 24 Sep 2012, 5:32 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 24 Sep 2012, 5:32 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - University of Saint Francis senior Austin Coleman has been selected Mid-States Football Association Special Teams Player of the Week after his sixth career kickoff return for a touchdown on Saturday night in a 76-14 win over Concordia University.
Coleman’s 81-yard score added to the USF and MSFA record he already set with four last season, five for his career. It is the fourth time Coleman has earned the award, the sixth time in 15 seasons a USF special teams member has been honored. That kickoff return also pushed Coleman (Fort Wayne, IN / Harding H.S.) up to 1,263 KO return yards for his career, No. 3 on the list behind Cory Jacquay (1,989) and Daniel Carter (1,949). He is one KO return TD short of tying the NAIA record of seven held by two different players.
This is the 72 nd MSFA Player of the Week honor for a member of the USF football team in 15 seasons.
USF moved up to No. 10 from No. 12 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 released today and the Cougars play at top-ranked St. Xavier University this Saturday at 7 p.m. FW time.
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