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Lunsford and Woodrum Honored after Richmond Game

October 6, 2014
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Quarterback Josh Woodrum (left) and kicker John Lunsford (right) both were honored for their efforts against Richmond.

Liberty quarterback Josh Woodrum and kicker John Lunsford received conference and national recognition earlier today for their standout performances against Richmond this past weekend at Williams Stadium.

Woodrum was named Big South Offensive Player of the Week, while Lunsford was named the league's Special Teams Player of the Week and the Sports Network's Co-Special Teams National Player of the Week.

Woodrum was responsible for all five of Liberty's touchdowns against No. 20/21 Richmond, throwing for three scores and adding two more on the ground.

The junior finished the game completing 15-of-25 pass attempts for 193 yards, allowing him to move into fifth place on Liberty's all-time career passing list with 6,091 career yards.

Woodrum also carried the ball a career-high 18 times for a career-best 98 yards, including the longest rush of his career (40 yards). For the second time this year and the third time in his career, he scored two rushing touchdowns.

Lunsford's heroics came on the final play of regulation, when the junior sent the game into overtime by knocking down a 60-yard field goal as time expired.

The 60-yard kick broke his own school and Big South record (previous was a 57-yard field goal against Bryant earlier this year). The kick was also tied for the sixth-longest field goal in NCAA FCS history.

Lunsford shared Sports Network's Co-Special Teams National Player of the Week honors with Mercer's punt return specialist Chandler Curtis.

Lunsford is the sixth player in program history to receive national player of the week honors from the Sports Network and the first since Nick Sigmon on Nov. 12, 2012.

The record-breaking field goal was featured as the No. 4 play on ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 plays list on Sunday.

The Flames will play their final non-conference, regular season game of the year on Saturday when they travel to Boone, N.C., to face the Mountaineers of Appalachian State.

Kickoff from Kidd Brewer Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.