Coastal Carolina’s McCall, App State’s Cobb, Arkansas State’s Lamar earn Sun Belt Weekly Nods

Published 2:44 pm Monday, November 1, 2021

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Following standout performances, Coastal Carolina’s Grayson McCall, App State’s Trey Cobb and Arkansas State’s Alan Lamar earned Sun Belt weekly nods.

Football Offensive Player of the Week
Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina
(RS So., QB – Indian Trail, N.C.)

Chanticleers redshirt sophomore quarterback Grayson McCall accounted for three touchdowns—two through the air and one on the ground—in the Chanticleers 35-28 win over Troy. The Indian Trail, N.C., product connected on 14-of-26 passes for 294 yards and two scores, while adding 59 yards in the ground game. Under his guidance, the Coastal Carolina offense was 10-for-17 on third-down attempts and 1-for-1 on fourth-down tries, while posting 510 yards of total offense against the Sun Belt’s top-rated defense.

Football Defensive Player of the Week
Trey Cobb, App State
(Sr., LB – Waycross, Ga.)

App State senior linebacker Trey Cobb filled up the stat sheet in the Mountaineers’ 59-28 homecoming victory over ULM. The Waycross, Ga., native’s first half included a fumble recovery, his first career interception and a fourth-down stop that created a turnover on downs. The Mountaineers scored touchdowns on the drives following each of the turnovers Cobb created, contributing to a 49-7 halftime advantage. Cobb finished the contest with a game-high and personal season-best 12 tackles.

Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Alan Lamar, Arkansas State
(Sr., RS – Olive Branch, Miss.)

Arkansas State senior running back and return specialist Alan Lamar returned five kickoffs for a school-record 232 yards—the most in the FBS this season. The performance was punctuated by a 100-yard return for a touchdown, the second of the season for Lamar. With the return, the Olive Branch, Miss., native became the 13th player in Sun Belt history with multiple kickoff-return touchdowns in a season. Lamar—who has taken over second place in the Red Wolves record book with 922 kickoff return yards this season—needs just 78 yards to become the sixth player in Sun Belt Conference history with 1,000 kickoff return yards in a single campaign.

2021 Sun Belt Football Offensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Corey Rucker, Arkansas State
Week 2 – Reese White, Coastal Carolina
Week 3 – Montrell Johnson, Louisiana
Week 4 – Nate Noel, App State
Week 5 – Logan Wright, Georgia Southern
Week 6 – Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina
Week 7 – Jake Bentley, South Alabama
Week 8 – Chandler Rogers, ULM
Week 9 – Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina

2021 Sun Belt Football Defensive Players of the Week
Week 1 – Zion Williams, Troy
Week 2 – Josaiah Stewart, Coastal Carolina
Week 3 – Javon Solomon, Troy
Week 4 – Ja’Cquez Williams, ULM
Week 5 – D’Marco Jackson, App State
Week 6 – Sione Tupou, Texas State
Week 7 – Carlton Martial, Troy
Week 8 – Demetrius Taylor, App State
Week 9 – Trey Cobb, App State

2021 Sun Belt Football Special Teams Players of the Week
Week 1 – Britton Williams, Georgia Southern
Week 2 – Diego Guajardo, South Alabama
Week 3 – Calum Sutherland, ULM
Week 4 – Alan Lamar, Arkansas State
Week 5 – Chris Smith, Louisiana
Week 6 – Brooks Buce, Troy
Week 7 – Calum Sutherland, ULM
Week 8 – Chandler Staton, App State
Week 9 – Alan Lamar, Arkansas State

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