STEPHENVILLE - Just two days after earning his first career player of the week award from the Lone Star Conference, Daniel McCants has another honor to his credit after being named the D2CollegeSports.com Return Specialist of the Week.
McCants, a redshirt freshman from Killeen, racked up 296 all-purpose yards in Saturday's visit to Midwestern State, giving him the national lead in overall yardage with 228.7 yards per game.
The speedster from Killeen racked up 176 of his yards on seven kickoff returns, including a long runback of 58 yards. His seven kickoff returns in the game tied the school record and marked the first time a Texan had at least seven kickoff returns in a single game since Alester Givens in 2000.
In addition to his efforts in the return game, McCants was also the team's leading rusher with 83 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown to go along with 37 receiving yards on three catches and a receiving score.
D2CollegeSports.com is a secondary website of USA College Football, Inc. and recognizes the top 16 overall players and five rookies from around the country, as well as honoring honorable mention selections. McCants was tabbed as the Return Specialist of the Week earlier today.
McCants and the Texans will be back home this weekend to host Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night at 7 p.m.