Austin Dunlap repeats as Southland Special Teams Player of the Week

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Austin Dunlap

HAMMOND, La. – For the second consecutive week, Southeastern Louisiana University punter Austin Dunlap was named the Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Dunlap averaged 48.0 yards per punt on five punts last Saturday versus HCU. The Slidell, Louisiana native earned his sixth career SLC weekly honor thanks in large part to punts of 62 and 56 yards.

Through four games, Dunlap leads the Southland Conference with a 45.3 punting average. The average is good for fifth in FCS.

Dunlap and the Lions will close out nonconference play with a 3 p.m. contest versus Tarleton State Saturday. The game between SLU and the visiting Texans can be seen on ESPN+ and can be heard on the Southeastern Sports Radio Network (Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, The Boss 103.7 FM/WFPR 1400 AM). Saturday will also be a Gold Out, as fans are encouraged to wear gold.

Season and single-game tickets for the 2023 home football season, which includes visits from Tarleton State, Lamar (Oct. 14), McNeese (Nov. 4) and Nicholls (Nov. 18) are available online at

For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit Southeastern will continue offering mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2023-24 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail or text message in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.

For more information on Southeastern Football, follow @LionUpFootball and @Coach_Scelfo on X, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and follow lionupfootball on Instagram.

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