UAPB’s Gillan earns SWAC Special Teams Player Of the Week for performance vs. TSU

Gillan knocked down 5 FG’s and scored all of UAPB’s points in win over Tigers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Arkansas-Pine Bluff senior kicker/punter Jamie Gillan was selected as this week’s Southwestern Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Texas Southern on Saturday, November 17. Gillan connected on 5-of-6 field goals (37, 39, 46, 37, 22) and scored all of UAPB’s points in the 15-10 victory. He also had all seven of his punts land inside the 20 yard line.

Also, Prairie View A&M redshirt junior quarterback Jalen Morton, Alabama A&M senior defensive end Yurik Bethune, and Prairie View A&M freshman defensive end Shamod Sullivan were all named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Football Players of the Week in week 12 of the season for their outstanding play.

Prairie View A&M
Jalen Morton (R-JR, QB, Arlington, Texas)
Morton recorded his second six touchdown game of the season in a 66-13 win over Alabama St. where he completed 16-of-30 passes for 290 yards and a career-high four touchdowns and rushed 12 times for 196 yards and two touchdowns.  Morton threw scoring passes of 19, 27, 41, and 13 yards. Had scoring runs of 32 and 37 yards.

Alabama A&M
Yurik Bethune (SR, DE, Mobile, Ala.)
Bethune was a disrupter in the Mississippi Valley State backfield applying pressure to the quarterback, finishing with a season-high 3.5 sacks with six tackles and two quarterback hurries as part of a 42-14 victory.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Jamie Gillan (SR, K/P, Inverness, Scotland)
In his final game in a UAPB jersey, Gillan connected on 5-of-6 field goals (37, 39, 46, 37, 22) and scored all of the Golden Lions’ points in a 15-10 victory at Texas Southern.  The win snapped an eight-game losing skid.

Prairie View A&M
Shamod Sullivan (FR, DE, New Orleans, La.)
Sullivan made three tackles (all three for loss) and one sack in a 66-13 win against Alabama State.

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