Lamar’s Hoy, McNeese’s Burton and Raborn Nab Player of the Week Honors

first_imgHonorable Mention: Derick Roberson, Sam Houston State; Daniel Crosley, Lamar; Laryon James, Nicholls; Chris Terrell, Central ArkansasSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Gunnar Raborn, McNeese – Sr. – Kicker – Lafayette, La.Raborn capped the weekend by kicking the game-winning field goal from 24-yards out to give McNeese a 23-21 lead over UCA with 7:27 to play in the fourth quarter. The senior scored 11 of the Cowboys’ 23 points on the night, going 3-for-3 in field goals and 2-2 in PATs. He also booted field goals of 34 and 33 yards, both coming in the first half.Honorable Mention: Dedrick Garner, Lamar; Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls; Storm Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin 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. Honorable Mention: Chase Fourcade, Nicholls; Kaleb Fletcher, Northwestern State; Bailey Zappe, Houston Baptist; Dee Bowens, Sam Houston StateDefensive Player of the Week: Colby Burton, McNeese – Jr. – Defensive Back – League City, TexasBurton intercepted two passes on the night helping lead McNeese to a 23-21 win over No. 13 UCA and vaulting the Cowboys back to the top of the conference standings. Both interceptions occurred in the first half. His second pick came in the Cowboys’ end zone, with less than a minute to play in the second quarter. His final interception came after UCA recovered a muffed punt at the McNeese 9-yard line. Burton is the second Cowboy player this season to pick off two passes in a single game.center_img FRISCO, Texas – Lamar University’s Jordan Hoy has been named the Southland Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, while McNeese’s Colby Burton secured Defensive Player of the Week honors. Burton’s fellow Cowboy teammate, Gunnar Raborn has been dubbed the Special Teams Player of the Week. The league made the announcement Monday morning. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Hoy’s accolade marks the first Offensive Player of the Week honor for Lamar in the 2018 season. Burton’s defensive award stands as the fourth of the year for McNeese, while Raborn is being recognized as the second Special Teams award winner of the season for the Cowboys.After blanking Stephen F. Austin in the opening two quarters, Hoy led the Cardinals (4-4, 3-3 SLC) to an impressive 24-17 road victory over the Lumberjacks. The junior quarterback’s performance registered the third consecutive win for the Lamar program. Burton and Raborn’s strong outings helped move McNeese (6-2, 5-1 SLC) to the top position among Southland Conference standings. The duo combined to lift the Cowboys to a 23-21 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday evening.Offensive Player of the Week: Jordan Hoy, Lamar– Jr. – Quarterback – Rockwall, TexasHoy recorded the seventh-best rushing game in program history for Lamar and the best performance by an LU quarterback in program history with 225 yards in his first career start. The Rockwall, Texas native averaged more than 10 yards per carry, while completing 11 of 16 passes for 72 yards and a .688 completion percentage.last_img read more