Southeastern sweeps Southland Football Player of the Week awards after last-second stunner
FRISCO, Texas – After earning a stunning victory on the last play of the game, the Southeastern Lions have swept the Southland Conference’s football weekly awards for the fourth week of the season Monday.
Wide receiver CJ Turner is the Offensive Player of the Week, linebacker Donte’ Daniels is the Defensive Player of the Week, and kicker Riley Callaghan is the Special Teams Player of the Week after Southeastern’s 41-35 win over then-No. 4/7 UIW.
Offensive Player of the Week: CJ Turner, Southeastern – WR – Sr. – LaPlace, La. (East St. John HS)
Turner hauled in a 59-yard touchdown pass as time expired in Southeastern’s 41-35 win over No. 4/7 UIW in Saturday’s Southland Conference opener – marking the program’s highest-ranked opponent it has defeated since 2013. His grab culminated a five-catch, 139-yard, two-touchdown showing for the Lion senior. He tied the school record with his 10th 100-yard receiving game of his career and moved in a tie for third place in program history with 22 career receiving touchdowns.
Honorable Mention: Zachary Clement, Northwestern State
Defensive Player of the Week: Donte’ Daniels, Southeastern – LB – So. – Slidell, La. (Slidell HS)
Daniels finished with 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss, in Saturday’s 41-35 win over No. 4/7 UIW – the highest-ranked opponent SLU has defeated since 2013. Eight of his tackles were solo stops and he also had a solo tackle for loss.
Honorable Mention: Enos Lewis, McNeese
Special Teams Player of the Week: Riley Callaghan, Southeastern – K – Fr. – Ashburn, Va. (Briar Woods HS)
Callaghan accounted for nine points in his collegiate debut as the Lions took down UIW. He was 3-for-3 on PAT attempts and made field goals of 29 and 23 yards.
Honorable Mention: Gavin Lasseigne, Nicholls
Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
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