September 28, 2004
Coastal FOOTbALL'S HOKE NAMED NATIONAL WEEKLY FOOTBALL GAZETTE'S NATIONAL SPECIAL
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Coastal Carolina University football sophomore Josh Hoke (Statesville, N.C./West Iredell) was named Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette National Special Teams Player of the Week, Sept. 28, for his play against North Greenville this past Saturday. This marks the first time in the program's brief history that a player has received an honor from a national publication.TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK The current Big South Special Teams Player of the Week, Hoke was effective in Coastals 58-7 win over North Greenville, scoring a Big South single-game kicking record 16 points. He hit on all seven extra PATs and also connecting on all three field goal attempts, hitting from 35, 37 and 43 yards. This is the first time he has hit three field goals in a row in his brief career and the 43-yarder was the second longest of his career.
He was previously named Big South Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in the win at Savannah State during the 2003 season. Against the Tigers, he was a perfect 3-for-3 on PATs and hit field goals of 24 and 40 yards, while putting five of six kickoffs into the endzone and averaging 39.3 yards per punt.
The Chanticleers have the week off and will return to the field, Sat., Oct. 9, hosting Charleston (WV) for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Brooks Stadium.