Monday, September 21, 2009

Speight earns college football honors

Southeast alum Todd Speight, a junior at Western Illinois, was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's special teams player of the week for his work in Saturday's game against Stephen F. Austin.
Speight finished with 295 return yards (207 on kickoffs, 88 on punts)and became the first player in program history to return a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown in the same game.
Speight returned a punt 88 yards for a touchdown - the second-longest punt return in school history - and a kickoff 93 yards for a score. The kickoff return was the 10th-longest in team history.
The Fighting Leathernecks lost the game 40-30. They have a bye this week, but return Oct. 3 to face Southern Illinois.
Speight is one of four former Noles on Leathernecks' roster, with others being receiver Charles Chestnut, defensive back Keiron James and lineman Enock Presendieu.

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