App State’s Chandler Staton was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week after he made three field goals, including go-ahead, season-long kicks of 44 and 45 yards, at Coastal Carolina.
The Mountaineers took a 23-21 lead into the closing minutes thanks to Staton’s 45-yard field goal with 11:47 remaining. With help from snapper Christian Johnstone and holder Clayton Howell, Staton made a 44-yard kick in the second quarter to give App State a 10-9 edge and added a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter to increase the lead to 20-15. He scored 11 points in the game with two PATs added.
Staton, a senior from Gainesville, Ga., has made eight of his last 10 field goal tries and is No. 5 in App State history with 313 career points scored.