Keaton Stigger (Henderson St.)
ARKADELPHIA, Ark (Henderson St.) - For the third consecutive week a Henderson State football player earned national honors as Keaton Stigger was named Beyond Sports Network National Player of the Week.
Stigger earned the honor after recording 11 tackles including solo stops and a pair of tackles for lost yardage last week against Southeastern Oklahoma.
More impressive was that Stigger also made an appearance on the offensive side of the football as a fullback.
Playing offense for the first time in his collegiate career, Stigger carried the ball four times and with each attempt he reached pay dirt having three touchdown runs of 2 yards and one of 4 yards.
The senior linebacker from Collierville, Tenn. tied a GAC record for rushing touchdowns in a game held by Henderson's Kevin Nichols set last year against Ouachita Baptist (11/10/12) and Derick Perkins of Southern Nazarene against College of the Faith (11/10/12).
The two-time first-team All-GAC selection leads the Reddies with 25 total tackles on the season including 5 tackles for losses.
Previous winners of the award include Kevin Rodgers and the Reddie offensive line of Deveron Powell, Kelton Hays, RJ Taylor, Doug Despain and Ricky Gonzales in the season opener against Southern Nazarene, and Al Lasker against McKendree.