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Stevie Artigue Named Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week

The senior place kicker from Lafayette was 3-3 on field goals in Saturday’s victory over Troy

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Lafayette, LA - Louisiana Ragin Cajuns senior placekicker Stevie Artigue has been named the Sun Belt Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday, as the league office in New Orleans handed out their weekly honors.

Artigue, a Lafayette native, had another great night in his historical Cajuns career, going 3-3 on field goals, moving him into 3rd on the school’s all-time scoring list. Artigue is the second Louisiana specialist to receive the weekly honor, after Rhys Byrns won the same honor in October after the App State game. Artigue also became the fifth Louisiana player to receive a weekly honor from the conference.

Artigue has had a great second half to the season after a slow start, but he was responsible for 15 of the team’s 53 points against Troy, making three field goals and six point-after attempts. Artigue recently became the school’s all-time leader in field goals made. His sophomore season was nothing short of remarkable, as Artique was named an All-American and was a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award, awarded to the nation’s best placekicker.

Artigue and the Ragin Cajuns host UL-Monroe this Saturday with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU. This is a can’t-miss game for Louisiana fans as they’re facing the possibility to earn 10 wins in a single season for the first time in school history. We’ll be back with more coverage of this in-state showdown later this week.