Sept. 21, 2009
Louisville, Ky. - Shorter College senior slot back Jordan Hazard was named Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league offices on Monday afternoon.
The East Providence, R.I. native set a school record for single-game receiving yards with 102 in the Hawks' 33-6 win over Pikeville College last Saturday at Barron Stadium.
Hazard also ran for a team-high 74 yards and totaled 47 yards on punt returns to give him 223 yards of total offense to go along with his three touchdowns on the afternoon.
The transfer from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga scored on receptions of 42 and 60 yards and also on a 22-yard scamper to account for his trio of scores.
Hazard currently ranks eighth in the nation in all-purpose yards per game (180.7) and leads Shorter in scoring with five touchdowns - one each rushing and returning and three receiving.
Hazard has established himself as a big play threat in the Hawks' first three games, with all five of his touchdowns coming from at least 22 yards away. He caught a 58-yard touchdown pass in a week one loss at Lenoir-Rhyne and returned a kick off 90 yards for a score against LaGrange on Sept. 12.
Three of his four receptions this season have gone for touchdowns.
Hazard joins his brother, sophomore safety Daniel Hazard, as two of three Hawks to receive the conference's weekly honors. Daniel was named MSC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 16 tackles at Lenoir-Rhyne and senior linebacker Logan Lollis earned the honor after his 12 tackle, one interception effort in a victory over LaGrange.
Shorter will begin defense of its Mid-South West title on Saturday when it travels to Montgomery, Ala. for a 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff against Faulkner University. Fans can listen live by tuning into 95.7 WATG-FM or by accessing the webcast via the link on the Shorter Athletics homepage.
Fans can also follow along with live stats by following the link provided on the Hawks' football website.