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Sportsline Player of the Week: Sione Palelei

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GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

The winner of our first Sportsline Player of the Week is an LSU recruit with a name you need to know and a name you need to know how to say.

We've been calling the name Sione Palelei for more than a year now and No. 33 has been worthy of the attention. But now, we're seeing summer workouts pay off for this East Ascension senior tailback who stands only 5'9" and weighs 203 pounds.

He racked up 183 tough rushing yards and two touchdowns against a strong Plaquemine defense on just 15 carries for an average of 12 yards per carry.

He also had a kickoff return of 95 yards for the game saving touchdown, as the Spartans edged the Green Devils 38-34.

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