Tennessee State’s James Lowery Earns Big South-OVC Special Teams POTW Honors

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NASHVILLE – Tennessee State kicker James Lowery was named the Big South-OVC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s win as the league office announced the honors Monday morning.

Lowery was a key piece in TSU’s win over #RV Gardner Webb as he hit a 50-yard game-winning field goal with nine seconds left in the game to give the Tigers the lead. The redshirt junior made a 49-yard field goal six minutes prior, surpassing his previous career-long of 43 yards, and beat his 49-yarder by one yard to win the game. Lowery was named the MVP of the John Merritt Classic.

The Florida native finished with nine points on the night. Lowery is in his first season as the placekicker, taking over for Kaleb Mosley after serving as the last two seasons as the Tigers’ kickoff specialist.

Lowery, along with his snapper Carson Buchanan, and holder Jackson Foster are 4-of-6 on FG attempts this season, with three of his makes being 38 yards or longer, while also connecting on all six of his extra-point attempts. He leads the team in scoring with 18 points. Lowery is one of just two players nationally with a pair of field goals longer than 49 yards.

This marks the second straight Player of the Week award for TSU after James Green took home defensive POTW honors a week ago.

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