SAVANNAH, GA -- Hinesville native and current Savannah State University placekicker/punter Kenneth Lockhart was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of The Week for his performance in the Tigers 41-34 victory over Benedict College in a game played on Sept. 18 at Theodore A. Wright Stadium.
Bouncing back from a rough game against Livingstone College, Lockhart brought the boot against Benedict.
The Bradwell Institute graduate nailed two field goals—the first a 44-yard career-high kick—punted four times for 194 yards and put up 399 yards on seven kickoffs for the Tigers.
He also added four extra points, contributing 10 total points to the scoring effort.
“I am glad that I was able to contribute to our big win over Benedict,” Lockhart said. “Being focused on one kick at a time really helped me perform on the field.”
Shawn Quinn, the Tigers head football coach, said that Lockhart's efforts helped SSU win the game.
“I was excited to see a guy who works so hard and puts the team first have success."
Savannah State football enters week three of the 2021 season 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the SIAC.
They host Morehouse College in Theodore A. Wright Stadium on Sept. 25. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Tickets can be found at ssuathletics.com/tickets.