GREENVILLE, S.C -- Furman football tight end Andy Schumpert has been named General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for competition held Nov. 22-28, the league office announced today.
Schumpert helped lift Furman past Elon in NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoff action on Saturday, catching four passes for 89 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Paladins' 28-27 first round victory. His six-yard touchdown catch early in the second quarter tied the game at 7-7, and he later gave Furman a 14-7 advantage with a 70-yard connection with quarterback P.J. Blazejowski.
The honor is the second of the season for Schumpert, who captured it on Oct. 4 after hauling in a pair of touchdown passes in a 56-35 victory over East Tennessee State.
The consensus first team All-SoCon selection currently has 28 receptions for 572 yards and a team leading nine touchdown receptions on the campaign. The nine TD catches is a Furman tight end record and just two shy of the overall single season standard of 11 set by Chas Fox in 1985.
The senior from Brentwood, Tenn., who earlier this month was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-Region 4 Team, is an accounting major with a 3.77 grade point average. Schumpert is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, a three-time SoCon Academic Honor Roll selection, and the recipient of Furman's 2017 Lawrence Kessler Award for Excellence in Accounting.
Furman takes on Wofford this Saturday in Spartanburg in a 2:00 p.m. FCS second round playoff contest at Gibbs Stadium.
Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information