Florida Tech Freshman Antwuan Haynes Garners Gulf South Conference Honors
By Florida Tech // November 2, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Following his record-breaking performance in Florida Tech’s 28-24 win over Shorter, running back Antwuan Haynes has been named the Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week for Week 9.
Haynes becomes just the second player ever two win both the freshman and offensive player laurel in the same week, joining fellow Panther Mark Cato who accomplished the feat after the opening week of the 2014 season.
The awards mark the fourth and fifth conference honors for the Fort Lauderdale, Florida native. It is the first offensive player of the week honor for Haynes.
The pair of awards brings FIT into a tie for the most in the GSC this season, matching the totals of both West Alabama and West Georgia with seven.
The speedster was paramount in FIT’s most recent win, putting the team on his back with top rushers Trevor Sand and Gary Holmes out with injuries. Haynes set new school records in the contest with 242 yards rushing and 28 carries.
The Panther back also found the end zone once, knotting the game at 7-7 midway through the first quarter.
Valdosta State linebacker Kenny Murphy was named the GSC Defensive Player of the Week, while West Georgia running back Devontae Jackson secured the special teams award.
The Panthers are once again at home this Saturday, locking horns with GSC leader and No. 1 ranked West Georgia at 1 p.m. ET at Florida Tech Panther Stadium. The contest not only marks FIT’s Senior Day but is also the Panthers’ annual Homecoming Game.
Fans can purchase tickets to the game by visiting FloridaTechSports.com, the FIT Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by calling the ticket office at 321-674-6228.
As the GSC-TV Game of the Week, presented by Florida’s Space Coast, the game will be broadcasted live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
Jerry Durney and Paul Van Scott will call the game on WFIT 89.5 FM.
The broadcast will also be available at WFIT.org and through the free TuneIn Radio app.
Additional links to live coverage will be available at FloridaTechSports.com/live.