Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach Mike Volarvich talks with quarterback Kevin Rodgers. (Photo: Troy Mitchell/ HSU Sports Information)
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (Henderson State Univ.) -- Henderson State quarterback Kevin Rodgers has been named Great American Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time in seven weeks.
Rodgers continued his astonishing sophomore season by completing 30 of 44 passes for a career-high 466 yards and five touchdowns last Saturday against Harding.
The Rockwall, Texas native set a school record for touchdown passes in a season surpassing Nick Hardesty when he threw his third score of the game by connecting on a 26-yard toss to Labroderick Barnett in the third quarter against the Bisons.
The five touchdown passes runs Rodgers' total to 33 on the year and puts him one strike shy of tying the HSU career record. Roch Charpentier owns the HSU record with 43 career touchdowns set from 2007 to 2009.
No player in Henderson State history has earned conference player of the week honors more times than Rodgers who has won the award six times during his career.
Rodgers along with Shippensburg's Zach Zulli leads all divisions of the NCAA with 33 touchdown passes. Rodgers has compiled 2485 yards passing with a passing efficiency of 201.58 which leads the nation.
Henderson State, 7-0 on the season and 5-0 in the GAC, is coming off a 38-10 win over nationally-ranked Harding.
Henderson State players have earned GAC Player of the Week honors a record nine times this season, with at least one player earning the honor every week in 2012.
Henderson State will put its No.11 national ranking on the line on Saturday when the Reddies play host to East Central for Homecoming with kickoff slated for 3 p.m.