PHILADELPHIA — Sacramento State junior receiver DeAndre Carter was named the Co-Offensive FCS National Player of the Week by The Sports Network, it was announced on Monday.
Carter set the Sacramento State record and tied the Big Sky Conference mark with five receiving touchdowns in Saturday's 63-56 overtime win over Southern Oregon. The San Jose, Calif., native scored his first TD with 5:24 to play in the second quarter with a 12-yard reception. He added his second with just 20 seconds remaining in the period on a 7-yard pass.
Carter put the Hornets up 49-42 midway through the fourth quarter with a 22-yard completion down the right sideline. After SOU rallied to take the lead, Carter forced overtime with a 6-yard touchdown reception in the middle of the end zone with one second remaining.
His record breaking touchdown catch came on the third play of overtime when he was able to get his foot down in the back of the end zone on a 14-yard pass.
Carter finished the night with a career high 12 receptions for 122 yards. His reception total ties him for third place in school single-game history while his touchdown total broke Chris Kelly's four TD performance at Montana in 1999. Carter also became just the second Sacramento State player to score five touchdowns in a game, joining Charles Roberts who rushed for five against Idaho State in 1999.
Prior to the game, Carter had four career touchdowns in 20 games.