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Rowland Named OVC Co-Specialist of the Week
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Rowland Named OVC Co-Specialist of the Week

NASHVILLE --- Chris Rowland has been named Ohio Valley Conference Co-Specialist of the Week for his performance against Eastern Illinois. This marks the third time this season Rowland has been honored by the OVC.

Rowland returned a punt 57 yards for a touchdown and finished the game with 131 all-purpose yards, two total touchdowns and a two-point conversion against Eastern Illinois. The senior's performance came all in the first 30 minutes of play, as he missed the second half due to injury. Rowland, who returned a kick for a touchdown earlier this season, is the only FCS player to return both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown in 2019. He also caught three passes for 55 yards and a 36-yard touchdown. Despite missing the second half Rowland still ranks first nationally in receiving yards (1,289), receiving yards per game (128.9) and receptions per game (9.2) and second in all-purpose yards (194.9 per game).

The honor marks the sixth week a Tiger has won an OVC honor this season. Chris Rowland has earned two honors while Kaleb Mosley earned the specialist honor in week five.

 Sept. 1   Antonio Zita   K   Co-Specialist 
 Sept. 8   Chris Rowland   WR/RS   Co-Offensive 
 Sept. 15   Chris Rowland   WR/RS  Specialist
 Sept. 29   Kaleb Mosley  P   Specialist 
 Oct. 20   Antonio Zita   K   Specialist
 Oct. 20   Josh Green   S   Newcomer 
 Nov. 10   Chris Rowland   WR/RS   Co-Specialist