Southeast players get OVC honors

Monday, November 1, 2004

Southeast Missouri State University's 35-7 win over Tennessee-Martin Saturday has netted the program a pair of Ohio Valley Conference honors.

Junior cornerback Kellin White is the OVC defensive player of the week and sophomore punter David Simonhoff is the conference special teams player of the week, the league announced Sunday.

White returned two interceptions for touchdowns Saturday, 61-yard and 35-yard scores in the third quarter that helped turn what had been a 7-7 halftime tie into a blowout.

White has four interceptions this season, three of which he has returned for touchdowns. He is tied for fifth in the OVC and ranks 22nd nationally in interceptions per game.

Simonhoff averaged 51.5 yards on six punts Saturday, including kicks of 82 and 71 yards. He ranks second nationally with a league-high average of 46.4 yards per punt.

Tennessee-Martin freshman tailback Donald Chapman was named the OVC offensive player of the week and newcomer of the week after rushing for a school-record 272 yards on 41 carries against Southeast.

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