Lorenzo Taliaferro Gets Big South Honor for 5th Time

Taliaferro is a candidate for the Walter Payton Award


Lorenzo Taliaferro was named Choice Hotels Big South Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time this season.

Nov. 18, 2013

CONWAY - On par with his record-setting season, Coastal Carolina tailback and Walter Payton Award candidate Lorenzo Taliaferro tied a league record by earning the Choice Hotels Big South Offensive Player of the Week for a fifth time this season.

Liberty's Mike Brown (2010) is the only other offensive conference student-athlete to be a five-time weekly award honoree in one season. However, two Chanticleers have been five-time weekly honorees. Linebacker Quinn Backus - a three-time honoree this season - set a league record last season by being a five-time Big South Defensive Player of the Week and CCU placekicker Josh Hoke (2005) is the only conference student-athlete to be a five-time Big South Special Teams Player of the Week in one season.

Taliaferro rushed 16 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns in Coastal's victory over Presbyterian College. He had no negative rushing yards and averaged 8.6 yards per carry in playing just the first half. Half of his rushes went for either a first down or touchdown and he gained 90 yards on his first seven attempts. Taliaferro's two TD runs were from three yards and one yard and the scores broke two more Big South records, as he is now the single-season leader for points (144) and overall touchdowns (24). earlier this season he broke the Big South single-season mark for rushing TDs, now with 23.

In the NCAA FCS statistics, Taliaferro ranks:
• 2nd - 1st in scoring (13.1 ppg)
• 2nd - 1st in rushing TDs (23)
• 4th - 1st in rushing yards per game (133.3)
• 5th - 1st in rushing yards (1,466)
• 20th - 1st in all-purpose (142.18 ypg) - has no return yards and just 15 catches for 98 yards
• 30th - 1st in pts responsible for (144 ypg) - joins Terrance West (Towson) as only two non-QBs among FCS top 42
• 99th- 4th in total offense (133.3 ypg) - one of four non-QBs among the FCS top 100

2013 Individual Season Record Book Update
TALIAFERRO           Stat   CCU Rank  CCU Record   BSC Rank  BSC Record
Rushing Yards       1,466      1st    old: 1,107     4th     1,964 (Maysonet `12)
Rushing Attempts      220      1st    old: 179       6th     267 (Maysonet `12)
Rushing TDs            23      1st    old: 14        1st     old: 21  (Maysonet `12)
Yards Per Game      133.3      1st    old: 100.6     3rd     151.1  (Maysonet `12)
100 yard Rush Gms       8      1st    old: 6         3rd     10 (Jennings `08)
Multi-Rushing TDs       7      1st    old: 5         2nd     8 (Maysonet `12)
3+ Rushing TDs          5      1st    old: 2         1st     old: 3
4+ Rushing TDs          1      1st-t  with two       2nd     2 (Maysonet `11)
Most Points Scored    144      1st    old: 86        1st     old: 138 (Maysonet `12)
Most Total TDs Scored  24      1st    old: 16        1st     old: 23 (Maysonet `12)
Multi TD Games          8      1st    old: 5         2nd     9 (Maysonet `12) 



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