Place-Kicker Prevost Named National Player of Week

Posted by Joey Mullins on 2007-09-26

Samford freshman place-kicker Mark Prevost was named one of four National Special Teams Players of the Week by Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette, the publication released on Wednesday.

Prevost played a big part in Samford's come-from-behind 26-21 win over Southeast Missouri Saturday night. After struggling early, Prevost kicked four second-half field goals to help bring the Bulldogs back.

Prevost kicked a career-long 47-yard field goal with 7:50 to go in the third quarter. He also kicked a 37-yarder late in the third quarter, and he kicked field goals from 41 and 34 yards out in the fourth quarter.

The 47-yard kick in the third quarter was the longest field goal by a Samford player in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Prevost and the Bulldogs will travel to Richmond, Ky., to take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Saturday, Sept. 29. The game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. Central kickoff.

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