Kelley Named Louisiana Player of the Week

Published 8:59 am Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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Southeastern Louisiana University senior quarterback Cole Kelley added to his weekly honors on Tuesday, as he was named the LSWA Offensive Player of the Week.

Kelley, a Lafayette native, was named Louisiana Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career. Earlier in the day, he claimed Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the third time as a Lion after his performance in SLU’s season-opening 49-28 victory at North Alabama.

Kelley, the reigning Walter Payton Award winner and one of 35 players nationally on the preseason watch list for the honor this fall, led an efficient Southeastern offense that racked up 495 yards (263 passing, 232 rushing) and 30 first downs, converting 10-of-15 third down attempts on the way to controlling the ball for nearly 37 minutes.

Kelley threw for 263 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions on 30-for-41 passing, while also rushing for 43 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.

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