Football's Hoke Earns Big South Weekly Award


Football's Hoke Earns Big South Weekly Award

Kicker hits two of three longest field goals in school history in win over Delaware State

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Coastal Carolina placekicker Josh Hoke (Statesville, N.C./West Iredell) was selected as Special Teams Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 25, the league office announced today. This is the second time this season that Hoke has earned the award, as he was also honored for his performance against James Madison. He has now won the award six times in his career.

Hoke earned his second weekly honor in three weeks following his three field goal, 10-point performance in Coastal’s 24-6 win over Delaware State. The junior booted a 49-yarder in the first quarter, the longest in school history and third-longest in Big South history, added a 26-yard field goal in the second stanza, and kicked a 46-yard field goal (third-longest in school history) in the third quarter. His only miss came on the last play of the first half, when he attempted the longest field goal in Conference history at 57 yards. Hoke also was solid on kickoffs, posting four touchbacks on six kickoffs, with Delaware State’s average start at its own 12-yard line on the remaining two kicks.

The Chanticleers are back in action Sat., Oct. 1, traveling to Orangeburg, S.C. to take on defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference co-champion South Carolina State. Kickoff at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium is scheduled for 2 p.m and will be televised on South Carolina E-TV.