HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – University of Southern Mississippi senior place kicker Danny Hrapmann (New Orleans, La.) collected Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week honors in an announcement Monday by the league office. Hrapmann earned the award following a vote of a panel of media members that cover C-USA.
In a 30-29 victory over UCF, Hrapmann tied his own school and Conference USA record by notching five field goals from 22, 28, 44, 46 and 48 yards. He originally set that mark against East Carolina on Oct. 9, 2010. In addition, he collected a touchdown-saving tackle against the Knights in the second half.
The 16 points he collected against the Knights is the second-most ever by a Southern Miss kicker in a game, as Hrapmann tallied a school-best 19 last year against ECU.
In addition, Hrapmann jumped into third place on the single-season chart for kick scoring (96) and his field goals made (18) is third as well, while his 42 extra points rank second for a season at the school. On the USM career charts, he ranks second in field goals made (48), tied for second in attempts (63), as well as second in both extra points (111) and attempts (116).
This is Hrapmann's second Player of the Week award this season and his third overall. The Golden Eagles have now had sixth different Golden Eagles win a league weekly award and it marks the eighth weekly honors for the program this season. The eight award winners are the most for Southern Miss in a season since 2004 when that team captured nine accolades. This is the third-straight year the team has garnered at least three Special Teams Player of the Week awards during that campaign.
Tulsa linebacker Shawn Jackson captured the Defensive Player of the Week honor, while the Offensive Player of the Week award went to Houston running back Charles Sims.
The No. 20-ranked Southern Miss squad returns to action this Thursday when they travel to Birmingham, Ala., to face UAB in a 7 p.m., contest at historic Legion Field. Golden Eagle fans wishing to go to the game can purchase tickets through the Southern Miss Athletic Ticket Office by calling 1-800-844-TICK (8425), by going online at SouthernMiss.com or by visiting the Pat Ferlise Ticket Center weekdays from 8 a.m., until 5 p.m.