Tennessee State junior kicker Jamin Godfrey was named adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sunday.
Godfrey was a perfect 5-of-5 in lifting the 21st-ranked Tennessee State
Tigers to a 22-21 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday. The five field goals made and attempted for Godfrey is a school record.
His previous career-high was three field goals last season at Eastern
Kentucky on October 22.
His fifth field goal on the day broke the school record of J.J. Flournoy who went 4-for-4 at Austin Peay on Oct. 6, 1990.
from 37 and 32 yards in the first quarter, 27 and 41 yards in the second
quarter and added a 22-yard field goal in the third quarter.
trailing 21-15 and Godfrey’s 15 points being the only points the team
had scored all day, the Tigers scored a touchdown with no time remaining
to tie the game and Godfrey made the extra point attempt to lift TSU to
the victory. The five made field goals are tied for the most made field goals in a FCS game this season with Murray State’s Jordan Benton.
Godfrey also punted four times,
with a long of 44 and one downed inside the 20-yard line. Godfrey
currently ranks sixth nationally in field goals made/game (1.56).
This is the sixth time that the Tigers have had an OVC player of the week.
TSU (8-1, 4-1 OVC) goes on the road next week to face Murray State (3-5, 2-3 OVC) next Saturday at 11 a.m.
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