UTPB’s Hayden Kelly named Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of Week
“He flew all over the field.”
His 55-yard pick-six with the Wolves driving late in the fourth quarter sealed the win for UT Permian. In addition, Kelly “flew all over the field, setting a new career-high with 10 tackles while also recording 2.5 tackles for a loss and a sack” during the win, according to the conference.
The Wolves ultimately struggled to throw over the middle, with Kelly deflecting a pair of passes as well.
The Offensive Player of the Week went to Angelo State quarterback Zach Bronkhorst, who led the Rams’ 34-14 win over West Texas A&M. Special Teams honors went to Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Gilbert Garza, who posted 11 points with perfect kicks in his team’s 43-10 win over Eastern New Mexico.
UT Permian Basin is 2-2 overall, 1-1 in conference, and next travels to West Texas A&M for a conference game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.