Jamin Godfrey and A.C. Leonard named National POW
Monday, October 29, 2012
Jamin Godfrey and A.C. Leonard named National POW
NASHVILLE, TENN. - The Sports Network, the College Sporting News and the College Football Performance Awards announced on Monday that Tennessee State kicker Jamin Godfrey has been named National Placekicker of the Week, while A.C. Leonard is the CFPA National Tight End of the Week.

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.

Godfrey connected 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.

With TSU 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).

had a career-high eight catches for 102 yards and the game winning touchdown. Michael German found Leonard in the back of the end zone for a six-yard TD with no time left to tie the game at 21. TSU was 73 yards away with one timeout and 1:01 left.

The sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., is second on the team with 37 receptions for 528 yards. He is also tied for the team lead with four receiving touchdowns.

Leonard is second among FCS tight ends in receiving yards trailing Kyle Juszcyk of Harvard and third in the nation in receptions among tight ends behind Josh Hill of Idaho State and Mycole Pruitt of Southern Illinois.

Founded in 2001, College Sporting News is the largest and oldest news service solely devoted to publishing original content and other information of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. CSN annually names national coach, offensive, and defensive honors, pre-season and post-season All-America teams, national weekly student-athletes honors, and maintains the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) ranking of teams which the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee has used as a tool for the selection of teams since 2008.

The goal of College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. Recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

As prominent scholars from a wide variety of disciplines note, CFPA eliminates the politics and biases that vitiate balloting-based awards.

TSU (8-1, 4-1 OVC) goes on the road Saturday to face Murray State (3-5, 2-3 OVC) at 11 a.m.

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