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Scott Buisson Collects September Athlete of the Month Honor

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Scott Buisson, a sophomore quarterback at the University of Arkansas-Monticello and a product of Archbishop Rummel, has been selected as the Allstate Sugar Bowl Greater New Orleans Athlete of the Month for September, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Buisson led the Boll Weevils to the No. 23 ranking in the nation's Division II ranks while earning conference player of the week honors twice in September. The 5-10, 175-pounder rushed 84 times for 637 yards (7.6 yards per carry) and five touchdowns while also completing 93-of-140 pass attempts for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns.

His most impressive performance came in a 51-48 victory over Henderson State when he rushed for 223 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for 424 yards and five scores. He is the first player in NCAA history to surpass 400 yards passing and 200 yards rushing in the same game. He also tied a Division II record by completing 20 straight passes in the win.

That performance earned Buisson mention in Sports Illustrated, as well as D-II National Player of the Week honors.

Buisson is coached by New Orleans native Gwaine Mathews, who played football at Brother Martin and was the head coach at De La Salle.

Each of the monthly award winners will be honored in the spring at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony, hosted by the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee.

-AllstateSugarBowl.org-