WASHINGTON – The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) announced its weekly honors for the week of Oct. 13 and junior kicker Eric Setzer (Middletown, Md.) was named Special Teams Player of the Week. This is the first ECFC award for Setzer and third for the Bison this season.
Setzer made a 22-yard field goal and was 1 for 2 on extra-point attempts as Gallaudet won, 16-12, over Becker College. Setzer's 22-yard field goal came early in the fourth quarter when his three points gave GU a 10-0 lead. The junior also had eight punts for 264 yards (33 yards per punt average), a long of 49 yards and one punt inside the 20.
In four games for the Bison, Setzer has punted for a total of 991 yards (35.5 yards per punt average), a long of 80 and seven punts inside the 20. He has made 2 of 3 field goals (long of 24) and is 5 for 8 on point after attempts. Setzer is currently third on the team in scoring with 11 points. The right-footed kicker has also taken 14 kickoffs for 651 yards (46.5 yards per kick).
Senior running back Al Georgio of Norwich University was selected as ECFC Offensive Player of the Week after contributing to two Norwich touchdowns and running for 247 yards in the win for the Cadets. Nicholas Romeo, a sophomore defensive back for Castleton State College, took home the Defensive Player of the Week honor after picking two passes (one for a touchdown), one blocked punt and two solo tackles against Anna Maria. The Rookie of the Week went to Gabriel Barton of Norwich University. The defensive back recorded six total tackles, including three tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup.
Junior fullback BJ Flores (Raymondville, Texas) and sophomore running back David Jones (Washington, D.C.) were honored as ECFC Offensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, on Oct. 6.
The Bison will visit ECFC foe Husson College on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m.