Jake Butler, Manchester University, Football (Defense)

Manchester University defensive back Jake Butler (South Bend, Ind./St. Joseph’s) grabbed back-to-back interceptions in the fourth quarter to help preserve a 35-34 win over previous league unbeaten Hanover Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense. 

The senior hauled in interceptions on Hanover’s final two drives and added five tackles in the win. 

Manchester (5-4, 5-2 HCAC) will close the season against rival Anderson Saturday.

HCAC Football Defensive
Players-of-the-Week
Week 1
Joe Maldonado, Bluffton University
Week 2 Stephen Coble, Manchester University
Week 3  John Burt, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 4 Grant DePalma, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 5 Andy Dalton, Hanover College
Week 6   Ben Kaufman, Bluffton University
Week 7  Ajani Jones, Hanover College
Week 8  Zack Corpe, Franklin College
Week 9  Dean Griffing, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 10  Jake Butler, Manchester University
Week 11