University of Saint Francis junior tailback Daniel Carter has been named Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Cougars’ 55-7 win at Taylor on Saturday (Sept. 20).
For the second time in three games, Carter (Indianapolis, IN / Decatur Central H.S.) took the opening kickoff and returned it for a touchdown, this time 87 yards against the Trojans. His kickoff return tied the USF record of two career KO TDs set by Cory Jacquay.
Carter is the first USF player to earn a conference POTW award since the end of the 2006 season when Brian Kurtz LB won the defensive POTW. It is the 51st time a USF player has been honored by the league and the first time a USF player has been selected for the Special Teams honor.
Carter leads NAIA in all-purpose yards with a 223.7 average per game and is tied for third in NAIA scoring with 42 points (7 TDs). He has had three kickoff returns for 197 yards, 65.7 yards per return, but doesn’t qualify for the NAIA list which requires a 1.2 kickoff return per game average. Carter is averaging one kickoff return per game.
USF returns home after two road games to play 10th-ranked St. Ambrose University, located in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday at noon. — GO USF —
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