Nashville, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced Sunday that Tennessee State redshirt junior kick returner Martin Stevenson was named Co-Specialist of the Week for his play against Florida A&M.
Hours later, Stevenson was named National Kick Returner of Week by the College Football Performance Awards.
Stevenson had two kick returns for 111 yards including a 95-yard touchdown during Saturday’s 27-7 drilling of the Rattlers in Tallahassee.
The Detriot, Mich. native’s special team’s touchdown was TSU’s first since Weldon Garlington’s 100-yard return on Oct. 1, 2011 versus Austin Peay.
Stevenson’s first return of the season went for 43 yards in week one against Bethune-Cookman and he is now second on the team in all-purpose yards with 154. He is averaging 51.3 yards per return in 2013.
Chad Zinchini of Tennessee Tech shared this week’s OVC award with Stevenson.
Stevenson and the rest of the Tigers will take on Jackson State on Sept. 14 in the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.