Football releases Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Dylan Weigel was named Defensive Player of the Game at Montana State.
Football releases Bowman Jewelers Player of the Game awards
Sunday, October 25, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2015) – Following each game during the 2015 college football season, ETSU head coach Carl Torbush announces his Bowman Jewelers Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Game, along with the Effort Play of the Game and the “Look Team” Players of the Week.    

Below are the recipients from the Montana State game.    

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Dalton Ponchillia – WR – Nashville, Tenn.

  • Finished with four receptions
  • Totaled a team-high 64 receiving yards, including a 29-yard catch from Austin Herink in the third quarter
  • Second time he has received the honor this season 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME

Dylan Weigel – LB – Pickerington, Ohio.

  • Graded out at 85-percent
  • Finished with 12 tackles
  • Was on the field for 65 plays
  • Two-time recipient of the award 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE GAME

Spencer Brien – LB – Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  • Graded out at 100-percent on punt and 70-percent on kickoff returns
  • Recorded two tackles
  • Taking advantage of his opportunity and playing a strong role on special teams 

EFFORT PLAY OF THE GAME

Red-shirt sophomore defensive lineman Ferguierson Charles (Ft. Myers, Fla.) hustled 15 yards down field to tackle Montana State quarterback Dakota Prukop on a 13-yard run in the second quarter. 

This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Jack Shoulders (Nashville, Tenn.) and Taylor Dollar (Morristown, Tenn.) as the “Look Team Players of the Week.” Shoulders is a 6-foot, 184-pound freshman wide receiver and Dollar is a 6-foot-2, 256-pound freshman linebacker. 

ABOUT SHOULDERS

Recorded five receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns earlier this month at the “Look Team” scrimmage  

A three-sport athlete at Father Ryan High School, competed in football, baseball and track and field … Won three varsity letters in football … Named all-state first team and participated in the Border Bowl following his senior year … Set school records in the 4X200 and 4X400 relays, earning all-region and all-mid state honors in track. 

ABOUT DOLLAR

Lettered four years at Morristown West High School … Was a first team all-state, all-Lakeway and all-district selection as a senior, while also earning all-conference and all-Lakeway honors as a junior … Participated in the East/West All-Star Game … Collected 56 tackles with 14.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks his senior year … Had over 100 tackles in his career at Morristown West. 

The Bucs return to action this Saturday when ETSU hosts Warner at 1 p.m., at Kermit Tipton Stadium.  

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