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Waxahachie, Texas—September 18, 2017 – Junior quarterback CJ Collins has been named the Central States Football League (CSFL) Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a dominating win over Texas College in week three of action for the Lions. Collins passed for 443 yards, which is a personal record and 5 touchdowns, which ties the school record set by Jeremy Fowler in 2009.

Collins credits his offensive line and receivers for his record day. Collins said, “The offensive line played amazing and picked up pressure all game long. They are the heart of this offense for sure. Coach Harrell (SAGU Offensive Coordinator) called a great game Saturday and we were able to stretch the Texas College defense with our athletic receivers. The guys around me played amazing and made my job very easy.”

First year Offensive Coordinator Sam Harrell agrees with Collins that it was an overall team effort, “CJ did a great job of stepping up in the pocket and delivering some perfect passes. He trusted his offensive line and had some fantastic catches by his receivers. It was a good day for the passing game.”

Currently, Collins ranks no. 19 in the NAIA in passing yards per game (285.3) and in total passing (856 yards).

This season has been a welcomed return for the quarterback explains Head Coach Frank Tristan , “After a season ending injury last year in game two, it is great to see CJ playing at a high level. He has really worked on his game and his accuracy has improved from last year.”

SAGU will play at Texas Wesleyan on Saturday, September 22 nd at 2:00 PM. The football lions are 2-1 this season and 1-0 in CSFL conference play.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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