Courtesy of VSU Athletics
Valdosta State quarterback Kellen Lewis has been named the Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Week, according to an announcement made by the league office on Monday.
Lewis earned the award after leading Valdosta State to a 33-20 victory over Henderson State on Saturday. The Jacksonville, Fla. Native completed 22-of-34 passes for 312 yards while also carrying the ball 18 times for 112 yards. He accounted for 426 of Valdosta State's 530 yards of total offense in the game and had a hand in all four of the Blazers' touchdowns in the game. Lewis passed for touchdowns of 18 and 17 yards in the first half before rushing for touchdowns of six and 20 yards during the second half of the game. His second touchdown came with 1:21 remaining in the contest and sealed the victory for Valdosta State.
Lewis has proven as of late that he has become comfortable in the VSU Spread Offense as he has passed for 932 yards and five touchdowns in the last five games while rushing for 241 yards and four scores. Lewis has completed 83-of-127 passes during that time and has accounted for 1,173 of Valdosta State's 1,422 yards of total offense in those contests.
In earning the honor, Lewis becomes the first Blazer to ear the GSC's weekly offensive honor since Michael Terry earned the award on September 29, 2007.
Lewis and the Blazers travel to Searcy, Ark. to face Harding in a Gulf South Conference tilt on Saturday, with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m. Eastern.