Former Longhorn football standout Josh Frewin is one of two members of the Greenville College football team to be named an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Player of the Week.
Frewin was recognized for his performance on Oct. 29 in Greenville’s 59-14 win over Minnesota-Morris in the Metrodome.
He was perfect kicking during the win making all eight point-after attempts and a 31-yard field goal.
School officials say his kickoffs were also impressive with a 55.5-yard average.
The Player of the Week award was Frewin’s first this season.
The former Horn’s collegiate success is not limited to the playing field.
Last January, he was one of eight members of the Panther gridiron squad to be named to the UMAC All-Academic team.
To make the team, a student-athlete must post a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and compete in an intercollegiate sport. Frewin compiled a 3.58 GPA majoring in business with a specialty in sports management.
Last year as a freshman at Greenville, Frewin saw action on both the junior varsity and varsity teams. He finished the year hitting 23 of 23 extra point attempts and was 3-for-3 in field goals.
Greenville is a small Christian college located in Illinois near St. Louis.
After graduating from PHS with the class of 2010, Frewin considered scholarship offers from several colleges before agreeing to attend Greenville.
At graduation, he received academic and athletic scholarships valued at about $17,000 per year.
As a freshman at PHS he played soccer, but gave it up to become a place-kicker for the Horn football team.
In the 2008 state championship football showdown, Frewin toed game-tying and game-winning extra points in the Horns’ dramatic 34-33 win over the Blue Ridge Yellow Jackets.
At the conclusion of the season, he was one of eight Longhorn players to be named to the 3A All-State football team.