Former Eagle Having Outstanding Season
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The award stockpile continues to grow for SWOSU football players Clarence Laster and Colton Rainey. The two were again honored by the Great American Conference as the defensive and special teams players-of-the-week respectively.
It is the second consecutive week for the duo and the third time overall for Laster. Both players had big roles in SWOSU’s 23-20 victory over rival Southeastern Oklahoma State University improving the Bulldogs to 4-1 on the season.
Laster, a senior free safety from Hemet, Calif., had a team-best 12 tackles and added another two interceptions to his season total that stands now at six. His six interceptions are the most of any NCAA football player, regardless of divisions. His 48 tackles this season is the most of any player in the conference. Laster was a First Team All State selection as a sophomore at Mt. San Jacinto College during the 2009 season.
Laster is two interceptions away from sharing second-place on the school’s all-time single-season list with eight, currently held by Jim Blake in 1980. The school’s single-season record is 11 by David Thompkins who earned NAIA All-American honors that same year in 1980.
SWOSU will play its next game at home Saturday, Oct. 8 against instate rival East Central University. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Fast Lane Field in Weatherford.
Clarence Laster, a former All State performer at MSJC in 2009, continues to earn accolades at his new school, Southwestern Oklahoma State. Laster is a native of Hemet and leads the NCAA at all levels with six interceptions thus far in 2011. (photo courtesy of Southwestern Oklahoma State.)