Louisiana’s Kenneth Almendares was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 10 after connecting on five field goals during the Cajuns’ 36-17 victory over Georgia Southern at home last Thursday.
The Clute, Texas native tied the school record for the most field goals in a contest, hitting from 48, 42, 40, 34, and 27 yards while also having three extra points. Almendares’ 18 points are tied for first among FBS kickers in 2022.
He was the first Cajuns’ kicker in 33 yards to connect on five field goals, with Rafael Septien (1974 vs Lamar) and Mike Lemoine (1989 vs Central Michigan) as the other two.
This is the second time ALmendares has received his honor in 2022, with the first coming on October 13 against Marshall.
Louisiana will be back in action this Saturday as they travel to Tallahassee, Florida to take on Florida State in an 11:00 a.m. contest.