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TicketSmarter WAC Football Players Of The Week Announced

TicketSmarter WAC Football Players Of The Week Announced

ARLINGTON, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Trae Self, Abilene Christian’s Anthony Egbo Jr. and Southern Utah’s Jake Gerardi have been named the TicketSmarter Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Football Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, for the game week ending on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Self, a redshirt senior quarterback, went out in style in his final collegiate game, leading SFA to a 24-21 victory at ACU on Nov. 19. Self completed 26-of-37 for 397 yards and two passing touchdowns, adding a 12-yard rushing touchdown with 2:43 to play to give the Lumberjacks their first lead of the day and clinch the 2022 WAC Football Championship.

Egbo, a junior defensive back, was a standout on defensive and special teams for ACU in the hard-luck loss at the hands of SFA. Egbo made six tackles, broke up three passes and added a pair of blocked kicks, the first on an SFA extra point and the second on a field goal attempt in the third quarter.

Gerardi, a redshirt senior punter, helped flip the field multiple times for Southern Utah in an impressive 17-7 win at Sam Houston in the season finale on Nov. 19. Gerardi averaged a massive 47.1 yards per punt, including two attempts over 50 yards and a long of 68, and located three punts inside the Sam Houston 20-yard line.

2022 TicketSmarter WAC Football Weekly Awards

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Trae Self, R-Sr., QB, Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 21)
Ethan Long, Jr., QB, Abilene Christian/Quali Conley, So., RB, Utah Tech (Nov. 14)
Rickie Johnson, Jr., WR, Utah Tech (Nov. 7)
Victor Gabalis, R-Fr., QB, Utah Tech (Oct. 31)
Xavier Gipson, Sr., WR, Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 24)
Miles Reed, Sr., RB, Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 17)
Jermiah Dobbins, So., RB, Abilene Christian (Oct. 10)
Jermiah Dobbins, So., RB, Abilene Christian (Oct. 3)
Beau Allen, R-Fr., QB, Tarleton (Sept. 26)
Zach Hrbacek, R-Fr., RB, Sam Houston (Sept. 19)
Quali Conley, So., RB, Utah Tech (Sept. 12)
Justin Miller, R-Jr., QB, Southern Utah (Sept. 5)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Anthony Egbo Jr., Jr., DB, Abilene Christian (Nov. 21)
Darrius Nash, R-Sr., DB, Utah Tech (Nov. 14)
Syrus Webster, So., DL, Utah Tech (Nov. 7)
Malaki Malaki, Sr., LB, Utah Tech (Oct. 31)
Kavian Gaither, So., LB, Sam Houston (Oct. 24)
Jaylen Phillips, So., LB, Sam Houston (Oct. 17)
Donovan Banks, Sr. DB, Tarleton (Oct. 10)
Myles Heard, Sr., S, Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 3)
Rodrick Ward, R-Jr., S, Southern Utah (Sept. 26)
Zach Strand, Sr., DL, Southern Utah (Sept. 19)
Tyrin Bradley, So., DL, Abilene Christian (Sept. 12)
Myles Heard, Sr., S, Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 5)

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jake Gerardi, R-Sr., P, Southern Utah (Nov. 21)
Connor Brooksby, So., K, Utah Tech (Nov. 7)
Xavier Gipson, Sr., WR/PR, Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 31)
Seth Morgan, So., K, Sam Houston (Oct. 24)
Seth Morgan, So., K, Sam Houston (Oct. 17)
Chris Campos, So., K, Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 10)
Donovan Adkins, So., DB, Sam Houston (Oct. 3)
Adrian Guzman, So., K, Tarleton (Sept. 26)
Seth Morgan, So., K, Sam Houston (Sept. 19)
Adrian Guzman, So., K, Tarleton (Sept. 12)
Jake Gerardi, R-Sr., P/K, Southern Utah (Sept. 5)

  

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