SLU’s Johnson, Henderson claim SLC weekly honors

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SLU Lions win SLC player of week honors

HAMMOND, La. – After helping the Southeastern Louisiana University football team to a 70-6 victory over Central Connecticut State, senior quarterback Cephus Johnson III and sophomore defensive back Jack Henderson earned Player of the Week honors from the Southland Conference in an announcement from the league office Monday.

Johnson III was named SLC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while Henderson was tabbed the league’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Johnson III led a Southeastern offense that put up the fifth-highest single-game scoring total in school history. The Mobile, Alabama native helped SLU score touchdowns on its first five drives, as the Lions racked up 601 total yards and amassed 32 first downs for the contest.

Johnson III completed 14-of-20 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 60 yards on nine carries.

Henderson was a key part of a Southeastern defense that limited the Blue Devils to nine first downs and 214 total yards. The Mandeville, Louisiana native returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter.

Southeastern will continue its four-game home stand Saturday, hosting UIW in the Southland Conference opener at 6 p.m. in Strawberry Stadium. The game will be televised live on ESPN+ and can be heard live on Kajun 107.1 FM, The Highway 104.7 FM, The Boss 103.7 FM/1400 AM.

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 2022-23 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.

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Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners.

All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at or (985) 549-5091 or visiting

Southeastern Athletics instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit

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