Garrett Lindholm hit a 64-yard field goal at the end of regulation to send a national playoff game to overtime. He also had a 55-yard game winner in Lone Star Conference South Division play.
Marcus Phillips was the Linebacker of the Year in the LSC South.
It came as no surprise, then, that both senior members of the Tarleton football team were named to the Daktronics Super Region 4 All-Region Team as first-team selections.
Lindholm was 15-18 on field goal attempts, including 2-2 from 50 or more yards. The 64-yard kick against Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opening round of the post season is both a school and Division II playoff record.
The senior from Pflugerville was 5-8 on field goals from 40-49 yards and a perfect 8-8 from inside 40. He was also 43-45 on PAT kicks and launched 22 touchbacks on kickoffs.
Phillips finished the year with 97 tackles including 11.5 behind the line of scrimmage. He recorded 2.5 sacks and three interceptions while breaking up five passes and registering a total of eight passes defensed. The senior from Humble also forced a fumble.
Tarleton punter Kyle Hopf was a second-team all-region selection after bombing seven punts 50 or more yards and downing 17 inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. He had a season long of 59 yards while averaging 39.4. Hopf is a senior from Llano.
The Texans shared the LSC championship for the second time in school history while sharing the South Division crown for the third time. They recorded the school’s second Division II playoff win in a 57-56 double-overtime thriller at Texas A&M-Kingsville, which gave them 10 wins in a season for only the third time in school history.