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BSC Special Teams Honor Goes To Lunsford
After recording a season high in points and field goals, Liberty's kicker John Lunsford has been named this week's Big South Special Teams Player of the Week.
Lunsford had the first multiple field goal game of his career on Saturday night against No. 16/13 Lehigh, sending kicks of 32 and 40 yards through the uprights at Williams Stadium. His 32-yarder during the third quarter was his shortest field goal attempt of the season.
Lunsford also remained perfect on the season on point-after attempts, giving the freshman a new season high with eight points scored in the 28-26 setback to the Mountain Hawks.
On kickoffs, Lunsford averaged 66.0 yards per kickoff, with each of his five kicks sailing into the end zone and going for a touchback.
This is the second time that Lunsford has been honored by the Big South Conference this season. Following Liberty's season opener against Wake Forest, Lunsford was named Big South Freshman of the Week.
Joining Lunsford as this week's Big South honorees were Coastal Carolina quarterback Aramis Hillary (Offensive Player of the Week), Coastal Carolina linebacker Quinn Backus (Defensive Player of the Week) and Presbyterian College quarterback Tamyn Garrick (Freshman of the Week).
Lunsford and the rest of the Flames will have an extra week to prepare for its Big South Conference opener with a bye this weekend.
Liberty will welcome Gardner-Webb to Williams Stadium on Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m., an event that will cap off the university's annual Homecoming weekend.