UWA’s Caldwell, Grant named GSC Players of Week

Published 9:12 am Monday, October 28, 2013

West Alabama quarterback Kyle Caldwell and kicker Mark Grant have been named Gulf South Conference offensive and special teams players of the week, respectively, for their performances in a 45-14 victory over West Georgia Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

Caldwell earned his second offensive player of the week award this season, combining for 321 total yards, including a game-high 146 rushing yards on 15 carries. At 5-7 and 165 pounds, Caldwell also completed 14-of-19 passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns. His three TD tosses moved him into second place on the Tigers’ all-time career TD pass list with 43. He leads the GSC in total offense, averaging 245.1 yards per game.

Grant also records his second special teams player of the week accolade of the season, keeping

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his perfect field goal record alive in the Tigers’ win over West Georgia. The freshman combined for nine total points, going 6-for-6 on point-after kicks and connecting on his lone field goal attempt when he booted a 32-yarder at 5:11 in the fourth quarter. The 5-7, 160-pound redshirt freshman from Panama City, Fla., also boomed eight kickoffs for 448 yards (56.0-yard average) and two touchbacks. Grant’s 62 points scored is the most in the conference.

West Alabama, 6-2 overall and 4-0 in the GSC, travels to North Alabama (5-2, 3-1) Saturday for a 3 p.m. kickoff.