NASHVILLE --- Lane Clark was named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week for his efforts against Eastern Illinois in the John Merritt Classic.
Clark was a perfect 3-for-3 in field goal attempts, highlighted by a 51-yard field goal to send the game into overtime. The senior kicker added kicks of 36 and 40 yards, while converting on his only extra point in the contest. The 51-yarder is tied for the fifth longest in the Football Championship Subdivision this season.
The distance also ties Jamin Godfrey's mark at Eastern Illinois in 2011 for the sixth longest in TSU history. Clark now owns eight of the top 11 field goals for the Big Blue.
The award is the second for Clark this season and the fourth of his career.
TSU’s 2017 OVC Players of the Week
Sept. 3 – Chris Collins, Defensive
Sept. 3 – Vincent Sellers, Newcomer
Sept. 10 – Patrick Smith, Specialist
Sept. 17 – Treon Harris, Newcomer
Sept. 17 – Lane Clark, Specialist
Oct. 1 - Lane Clark, Specialist