RICHARDSON, Texas - Sophomore running back Kalon Heim and junior linebacker Hayden Smith were named American Southwest Conference Players of the Week after their incredible performance in their season opener on Saturday night against Denison.
Heim recorded seven touches for a total of 150 yards and three touchdowns in the Pirates' 42-21 win over Denison to start the season. Heim posted six carries for 80 yards and two TDs and had a 70 yard touchdown catch.
Smith finished with 11 tackles and a pair of sacks for 12 yards of loss in the Pirates' 42-21 victory against Denison. As the Big Red attempted to get back into the game, Smith's two sacks came on huge third downs in Southwestern territory to stall Denison's drive.
The Pirates will hit the road next weekend and begin American Southwest Conference play. The Pirates will head to Abilene for a match up with the McMurry War Hawks on Saturday beginning at 7 PM at Wilford Moore Stadium. SHN Sports will be on the call live from Abilene.
The Pirates media staff caught up with Heim and Smith following the game on Saturday.