Sunday, October 2, 2016

TSU kicker earns OVC award for record-setting performance

NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- Tennessee State kicker Lane Clark's record-setting performance Saturday, which helped the Tigers rally for a 34-30 win over UT Martin, earned him the Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week.

Clark, a junior from Hays, Kan., broke the TSU record for field goal distance twice during the game.

His 54-yarder midway through the second quarter erased the previous record set in 1999 by Seth Goodowens against Jackson State and trimmed the UT Martin lead to 16-10.

Clark then added a 57-yard field goal with 7:27 left in the game, which put TSU up 27-23.

“I was nervous; It was my first time making a big kick like that," Clark said. "We practice it every day..I can’t say that it felt just like practice because it was in a game, but I knew I had it in me. I knew the big guys up front were going to protect me and protect the holder and it just worked out.”


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