David Salley, Director of Athletic Communications
RUSSELLVILLE — After throwing for nearly 400 yards and leading Henderson State to its second-straight win, Reddies’ quarterback Richard Stammetti was named Great American Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
The senior from Las Vegas, Nevada was terrific in the Reddies’ 34-6 victory over Southern Nazarene on Saturday night, and finished 34-of-44 through the air for 396 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Stammetti connected with nine different receivers and helped put two Henderson wide outs over 100 yards receiving in the win.
Through two games, Stammetti has been one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. He ranks third in all of NCAA Division II football in passing yards (753) and passing touchdowns (7), and is one of just 10 players in the country with a completion percentage of 70% or higher (72.4%). With Stammetti under center, the Reddies rank No. 3 in the country in passing offense (388 yards per game) after the season’s first two weeks.
The honor is the second of Stammetti’s career and gives Henderson State back-to-back Offensive Players of the Week to open the 2019 season. Receiver L’liott Curry won the first award of the year last week.
Henderson (2-0) returns to Carpenter-Haygood Stadium and Ruggles Field on Saturday, Sept. 21, when it hosts Arkansas Tech at 6 p.m.