JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 25, 2016) – Following each game during the 2016 college football season, ETSU head coach Carl Torbush will announce the Bowman Jewelers Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Game, along with the “Effort Play of the Game” and the “Scout Team Player of the Week” awards.
Below are the recipients from Saturday’s game at Wofford.
OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Dalton Ponchillia – WR – Nashville, Tenn.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME
Kahlil Mitchell – LB – South Pittsburg, Tenn.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Adam Mullins – LS – Elizabethton, Tenn.
EFFORT PLAY OF THE GAME
Redshirt freshman linebacker Jason Maduafokwa (Seymour, Tenn.) chasing down Wofford quarterback Brandon Goodson on the ETSU sideline for a 1-yard loss with 6:49 remaining in the third quarter. It was one of two tackles for loss for the Buccaneer linebacker.
SCOUT TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
This week Coach Torbush and the Buccaneer coaching staff recognized Jack Jones (Bristol, Tenn.) and Matt Williams (Newton, N.C.) as the “Scout Team Players of the Week.”
Jones is a 6-foot, 209-pound redshirt sophomore defensive back and Williams is a 6-foot-1, 194-pound redshirt freshman wide receiver.
Named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll in 2015 … Played in all 11 games last season … Totaled eight tackles (four solo) … Recorded first collegiate tackle at Charleston Southern (Sept. 17) … Season-high two solo tackles at Mercer … Posted at least one tackle in five straight games from Sept. 17-Oct. 24.
Was a redshirt last season … A four-sport athlete from Fred T. Foard High School, Williams played four seasons of football, along with basketball, track and golf … As a senior, was the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference Player of the Year and earned the WNNC Golden Helmet for Player of the Year … Had the fourth best yardage total in North Carolina history with 557 yards in a game versus Hibriten … Had 2,012 yards passing as a senior with 19 passing touchdowns, while rushing for another 1,068 yards and 13 touchdowns on 117 carries … Finished with 4,689 yards passing and 2,320 yards rushing with a total of 67 touchdowns for his career.
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