29 Sep Wells voted SAA Offensive Player of the week
ATLANTA — Hendrix quarterback Parker Wells has been named Southern Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. He earns the honor after only his second collegiate game played.
Wells went 17-of-21 through the air for 295 yards and six touchdowns in his team’s 49-27 non-conference victory over Sewanee (Tenn.) on Sept. 25 at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium.
In Hendrix single-game history, Wells ended second in passing yards gained per attempt (14.0), passer rating (293.2) and highest average gain per play (12.3; minimum 20 plays), tied for third in touchdown passes (6), sixth in yards per completion (17.4) and tied for eighth in completion percentage (81 percent; minimum 10 attempts).
Wells’ passer rating was the fifth best in Division III this season. His six touchdown passes tied for fifth most.
Wells compiled 307 yards of total offense and six touchdowns. His seventh score, a 39-yard touchdown run on 4th and 2 with less than six minutes to play in the fourth quarter, was negated on a holding penalty.
Tigers linebacker Keegan Glaze was voted Defensive Player of the Week. Rhodes (Tenn.) running back/return specialist JaVon Cooper was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
Hendrix opens the league portion of its schedule Saturday at RV/RV Centre (Ky.). Kickoff is slated for noon CST.