Lincoln’s Henderson, Segura named top MIAA players

Coming off maybe the biggest win for the Lincoln Blue Tigers in the past decade, they were duly rewarded with a couple individual honors Monday.

Morris Henderson was named the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association offensive player of the week and Julio Segura earned special teams player of the week following Lincoln’s 47-34 victory against Division I Grambling State on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

Henderson amassed 328 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns while rushing for 137 yards on 11 carries. Two touchdowns came on the ground while the other came on a 103-yard kickoff return. He also caught three passes for 74 yards.

Segura averaged 30.5 yards on four punts, pinning Grambling State inside its own 20 on three of those boots. He also averaged 56 yards on kickoffs, spanning nine kicks.

Henderson and Segura become the first Lincoln Blue Tigers to receive the leagues’ weekly offensive and special teams honors since Lincoln rejoined the conference in 2011. Markuice Savage won the defensive player of the week last season following his three-interception performance against Nebraska-Kearney.

Lincoln (1-1) travels Saturday to Joplin to take on Missouri Southern.

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