Nov. 18, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis kicker Brady Stuart, who tied a school record with four field goals during Saturday's win against the University of North Dakota, was named the Big Sky Conference/ROOT SPORTS Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday.
It was the second time that Stuart, a sophomore from Newhall, Calif., has been honored by the Big Sky. He received his first award after kicking three field goals against Idaho State in September.
Stuart earned his latest honor by tying a school record for most field goals in a game, most recently accomplished by Emmanuel Benjamin in 2005. Stuart connected from 18, 29 and 35 yards in the first half and then was good from 32 yards in the second. His four field goals also tied the most made by a Big Sky kicker this season.
Staurt also kicked two extra points in Saturday's win and handled kickoff duties in the second half.
Stuart, who has made eight straight field goals, has 15 this season which ties him with Dusty Apocotos (2003) for second-most in a season. Stuart also had 15 field goals last season and needs just one more to tie the school record of 16 held by Eddie Loretto (1985). He's tied for 11th among NCAA Division I FCS kickers for field goals per game this season (1.4 pg).
The Aggies beat UND 34-18 and will take that momentum into the 60th annual Causeway Classic at Sacramento State on Saturday. Kickoff at Hornet Stadium is 3:30 p.m.
Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award