Defiance’s Hedderly and Longsdorf Recognized by D3football.com

D3football.com Team of the Week (click here)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Defiance College’s Austin Hedderly (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman) and Kyle Longsdorf (London, Ohio/H.S.) have been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week.  The HCAC players were two of 26 players in all of Division III to earn the honor.

Hedderly, a senior defensive lineman for the Jackets, picked up a pair of sacks to go with six tackles and a pass breakup in Defiance’s 22-14 win against Mount St. Joseph.  The senior’s sack on MSJ’s final series helped stall the Lions’ comeback effort.  The DC front line limited the Mount to only 48 total yards and three rushing yards in the second half of the contest.

Longsdorf led Defiance in tackles for the sixth game in a row, recording 16 tackles in the Yellow Jackets win over Mount St. Joseph.  The senior defensive back also added a sack, an interception, two pass breakups, two tackles for loss, and one quarterback hurry against MSJ.  Longsdorf’s interception came with 1:19 remaining and sealed the victory for Defiance.

The Yellow Jackets (2-3, 2-1 HCAC) will travel to Earlham to face the Quakers (0-6, 0-4 HCAC) at 1:30 PM Saturday.