Sports - Javelinas

Sep 16, 2013 10:01 PM by Texas A&M Kingsville

Javelina Duo Among LSC Weekly Honorees Following Monterrey Win

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Texas A&M-Kingsville football players Robert Armstrong and Anthony Washington were recognized by the Lone Star Conference on Monday following their on-field performances against Monterrey Tech on Saturday at the Lone Star Football Festival.

Armstrong shared LSC Offensive Player of the Week honors with West Texas A&M'S Aaron Harris. Armstrong had a career outing against Monterrey Tech in Saturday's game at the Lone Star Football Festival. The Javelina senior wide receiver pulled in 18 catches for 177 yards and three touchdowns. He had three receiving TDs and a rushing TD from 11 yards out. If not an exhibition game, Saturday's performance would have been record-setting. His 18 receptions were six better than the prior school record and would have been a LSC standard. His three touchdown receptions would tie a school record. His third touchdown reception tied the game at 27 with 2:49 to send the game to overtime. His 11-yard run was the game-winning score.

Washington continues to show his big-play ability. The Javelina speedster opened the exhibition game on a high-note for the Javelinas taking the opening kickoff back 100 yards for a touchdown. While the return is not official, the return is the fifth 100-yard kick return in Javelina history. The last Hoggie to return a kick for a touchdown was Derrick Foster against East Central on Nov. 13, 1999. Washington now has the two touchdowns for a combined 160 yards. Jonathan Woodson is the last Javelina to returned a kick with a 93-yard return at Tarleton State in 2012.

It was the second time in as many weeks that two Javelinas had been recognized.

Kingsville opens the home portion of its schedule on Saturday as McMurry comes to town for a 7 p.m. contest. The game is part of Hispanic Heritage Weekend sponsored by IBC Bank.

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