ASU's Brian Davis named CFPA National Specialist of the Week

JONESBORO, Ark. ( – Arkansas State senior kicker Brian Davis (Brentwood, Tenn.) was named a College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Specialist of the Week on Monday after making 4-of-4 field goal attempts and scoring 13 points in the Red Wolves' game against Missouri.

Davis, a member of the Lou Groza Award Watch List, shared the honor with Utah State kicker Nick Diaz, while nine additional FBS players were named Honorable Mention Specialists of the Week.  Davis was recognized by the CFPA for the second time this season, also earning honorable mention accolades as a Placekicker of the Week on Sept. 9.

Davis' four made field goals against Missouri were the most by a Sun Belt Conference player this season, tied the fifth most in league history and were the third most of his career.  Davis, who made multiple field goals in a game for the 13th time of his career, connected from 44 (his longest this year), 41, 33 and 21 yards out.

Dating back to last season, he has now made his last 10 field goals in a row to tie the second longest streak in Arkansas State history.  Davis' performance against the Tigers moved him into a tie for the third most field goals in Sun Belt Conference history as well, upping his career total to 48.

Davis, A-State's all-time leader for extra points made (127), is currently ranked second at the school for most points by kicking (271) and most field goals made (48) in a career.  Among all-time Sun Belt Conference players, he is ranked fourth for points by kicking, third for extra points made and second for field goal percentage (.827).

Arkansas State, which stands 2-3 overall and 1-0 in Sun Belt Conference play, returns to action Oct. 12 with a 6 p.m. Homecoming game against Idaho at Liberty Bank Stadium.