Jonesboro (ASU) – Arkansas State junior Neely Sullivent (Bauxite, Ark.) has been selected a national Honorable Mention Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) after averaging a career-best 47.2 yards per punt during the Red Wolves' game against Indiana last Saturday.
The College Football Performance Awards performers of the week are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Sullivent received the weekly honorable mention punter award along with Kyle Martens (Rice), Drew Butler (Georgia), Alex Dunnachie (Hawaii), Will Hagerup (Michigan), Aaron Bates (Michigan State), Dan Hutchins (Pittsburgh) and Justin Tucker (Texas).
Indiana was unable to return any of Sullivent's four punts that traveled a combined 189 yards and was pinned inside its own 20-yard line three times by ASU's punt-coverage team. Sullivent's three punts inside the Hoosiers' 20-yard line matched his career high and his 47.2 average was almost two yards higher than the best cumulative average held by a Sun Belt Conference player this season.
Sullivent had two punts of at least 50 yards, including a career long of 61 yards, that gave him six total for the year. He now has 10 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line, tying the second most this year by a Sun Belt Conference player.
For more information about the College Football Performance Awards, visit collegefootballperformance.com.
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