Former Langston linebacker Jordan Sennett transferred to Northwestern (La.) after helping the Lions win the Central States Football League championship in 2010.
The New Orleans native redshirted in 2011, and then didn't play in 2012. In order to return to the team for the 2013 season, Sennett made a deal with Northwestern coaches that he would film preseason practices in return for a chance to play on the kickoff coverage unit for the Demons' Sept. 9 game against Southern.
Sennett responded with four tackles during Northwestern's 55-14 victory.
Coaches were impressed, so they added Sennett to the travel squad for the Demons' road games against Cincinnati and Alabama-Birmingham.
Saturday night at 6, Sennett will get a chance to face some of his former teammates. Langston (0-3) will play Northwestern (2-2) in Natchitoches.
FRANZ RELEASED ON BOND
East Central women's basketball coach Kent Franz was released on a $10,000 bond after he was jailed recently for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Ada.
Franz, 50, turned himself into police a day after he struck a pedestrian who was walking her dog. Police reports said Franz turned around twice to check on what he hit but did not see anything. He pulled over to check for damage to his vehicle and when he saw an ambulance pass, he panicked and went home.
Witnesses told police that they saw a dead dog in the road and a female lying in grass near the road.
“He returned the next day to the district attorney's office to turn himself in,” Ada police public information officer Mark Bratcher told KXII.com.
The injured woman, Angela Wilburn, was flown to the OU Trauma Center. The 49-year-old reportedly suffered a heart attack as well as fractures and internal injuries.
East Central athletic director Jeff Williams said in a statement that school officials were reviewing the situation.