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App’s Staton Named Sun Belt Special Teams Player Of The Week
Chandler Staton had three field goals and two extra points for the Mountaineers.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App’s Staton Named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week

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.