For the second week in a row a Southern Arkansas Mulerider has been named a Great American Conference player of the week.
Junior punter Andrew Schreiner was announced the league's special teams player of the week on Monday, Sept. 11. Southern Arkansas has not received multiple GAC POTW honors in a single season since 2021 in which four Muleriders made the cut in Gavin Roe (9/13), Demarcus Williams (9/13, 11/1), and Brock Floyd (10/18). He is also the first Southern Arkansas punter to win the honor since Mulerider-great Tanner Hudson took snaps from deep in 2016.
Schreiner, a native of Lake Jackson, Texas, made his first appearance in GAC weekly honors after he played a key role in the comeback victory over the East Central Tigers in Ada, Oklahoma on Sept. 7. The junior punted the ball six times for a total of 229 yards that averaged 38.2 yards per punt. He knocked two kicks inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 43 yards.
With 1:11 left in the contest, and the Muleriders down 10-17, all the pressure was on Schreiner as he prepared for the onside kick heard around the GAC landscape. Just like he had practiced, the junior hit the turf just right for Southern Arkansas to receive the ball. The Muleriders would then score and tie with 0:23 left on the clock and eventually win the Thursday night conference game 24-17 in overtime thanks to Schreiner's kick.
Schreiner and the Muleriders have their sights set on the defending GAC champions as they get ready to travel to Arkadelphia and take on No. 5 Ouachita Baptist on Saturday.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.