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Sumner receives national award

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 10/31/2011 19:03:04
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South Dakota State University quarterback Austin Sumner received a national award Monday by being named National Freshman of the Week by the Sports Network.

In the Jackrabbits' 43-36 double-overtime victory at Missouri State on Oct. 29, Sumner topped the 300-yard mark for the fourth time in five games, throwing for a career-high 377 yards and matching a career best with four touchdowns. The Brandon native completed 20-of-31 attempts, throwing touchdown passes of 5, 3, 80 and 25 yards. His 377 yards rank fourth-best in a single game by a Jackrabbit quarterback.

Sumner recently was added to the official watch list for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision. The award will be presented Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas, on the eve of the FCS Championship game.

The Jackrabbits close out the home portion of their schedule Saturday (Nov. 5) by hosting Southern Illinois in the 98th Hobo Day game. Kickoff is slated for 2:05 p.m. at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.

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