Student-Athlete of the Week, Oct.
Quarterback Garrett Safron was named the Sacramento State student-athlete of the week for his record-breaking performance against No. 12 Montana. Safron was also named the ROOT SPORTS Offensive Player of the Week by the Big Sky Conference.
Against the Griz, Safron set several school records in an overtime loss. The junior amassed 505 of total offense and accounted for six touchdowns against the Grizzlies. Safron completed 41-of-58 passes for 412 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for 93 yards on 20 attempts with a pair of scores. His 41 completions and 412 passing yards as well as his total offense mark all set Sacramento States single-game records.
The Santa Monica, Calif., native rushed for both of his touchdowns in the second half and had touchdown passes of 25, 5, 4 and 5 yards. He helped force overtime when he connected with Cole Hikutini for a 5-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds left in regulation.
Safron's latest performance continued his ascent up the career records list at Sacramento State. He enters this week's game at Cal Poly ranked second in career completions (484) and touchdowns (47) and third in attempts (774) and yards (5,244). Safron is also now tied for second in touchdowns (22), tied for third in completions (214) and seventh in yards (2,310) in school single-season history.
Previous Student-Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Sloan Lovett, Volleyball
Week 2: Alyssa Anderson, Women's Soccer
Week 3: DeAndre Carter, Football
Week 4: Hannah Gendron, Women's Soccer
Week 5: Darnell Sankey, Football
Week 6: Rachel Mitchell, Women's Cross Country
Week 7: Gabriela Trenton, Women's Soccer
Week 8: Todd Davis, Football
Week 9: Courtney Dietrich, Volleyball