The SFA football team was able to etch two names in two different categories of their history books after their 42-20 victory over Nicholls this weekend.
One of those standout performers who made school history was senior Jordan Wiggs. The kicker added six points to this weekend's score and to his career total giving him 304 points.
Wiggs said it was his father who pointed out how close he was to making SFA history before the season started and it was from that point on Wiggs decided to go for it.
“It feels really good. Obviously being a part of SFA history is a big deal as it's 91 years going. To be able to make a notch like that is a pretty big deal and I'm glad that I got to do it,” said Wiggs. “Running out there, I was like, 'This is going to be the kick.' I didn't tell my snapper and holder because I didn't want to put the pressure on them. After I kicked it and it went through, I kind of leaned over to my holder and told him, ‘Just like that, break a record.'”
The other record breaker may sound familiar because this is his second school record he has broken this season. Earlier this year, senior Gus Johnson became SFA's all-time career rushing touchdown leader.
The running back has now reached another milestone as he is SFA's all-time touchdown leader with 42. He surpasses his former teammate Cordell Roberson who had a brief career in the NFL after college. Johnson said because he and Roberson are good friends, there were no hard feelings on him beating Roberson's previous record.
“It feels pretty good. After playing with somebody like that and then they set a record that you come along after them and break, it feels pretty good,” said Johnson. “I actually got to talk to him after the game. He congratulated me. He was in good spirits about it so it's pretty cool.”
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