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S-A of the Week: Devon Smith

Devon Smith

Oct. 14, 2013

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Senior Devon Smith sparked the Herd with a 77-yard punt return in the second quarter to give Marshall a 7-0 lead and the eventual 24-23 win at Florida Atlantic on Saturday and is this week's Marshall Student-Athlete of the Week.

The wide receiver from White Plains, Md. had three catches and tied a team high with 50 yards (Gator Hoskins). His 35-yard reception late in the fourth quarter set up Justin Haig's game-winning 41-yard field goal, and completed the Herd's thrilling come from behind win.

With the win, Marshall improved to 4-2 (2-0) and took over first place in Conference USA's East Division.

Smith was also named National Punt Returner of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.

Past Winners
9/8 Ra'Shawde Myers -Football
9/2 Ally Kiekover - Volleyball
9/9 Steward Butler - Football
9/16 Karakot Simsiriwong - Women's Golf
9/23 Logan Lagodich - Men's Golf
10/1 Clark Robinson - Men's Golf
10/7 Ra'Shawde Myers - Football