Sullens Nabs National Player of the Week Honor
Nov. 18, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Following his record-setting day in Missouri State's season finale against UNI, Bears' punter Chris Sullens (So., Camdenton, Mo.) picked up National Co-Special Teams Player of the Week recognition from The Sports Network Monday (Nov. 18).
In Saturday's 17-10 seback to the Panthers, Sullens shattered the MSU single-game record by averaging 50.2 yards per punt on six attempts for the Bears, including a season-long 68-yarder. He finished the day with three punts over 50 yards and five over 40 yards to take down Chris Hurst's school mark of 48.4 yards per punt set against Southern Illinois on Oct. 14, 1995.
Sullens, who also garnered Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his effort, finished the 2013 campaign with an average of 38.3 yards per punt, including a 40.6 ypp average in conference play.
Missouri State completed the season with a 5-7 overall record and 5-3 mark in the MVFC which currently puts the Bears in third place with eight of the league's 10 teams finishing up the season next Saturday. Coach Terry Allen will return 13 starters for his ninth season at the helm of the club when spring drills open in late March.