November 12, 2012

Austin Sweeney, Bluffton University, Football (Special Teams)

Bluffton University’s Austin Sweeney (Adrian, Mich./Whitmer) finished the day with eight points as the Beavers handled rival Defiance 27-24 in two overtimes Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on special teams for the second time.  

The junior kicker hit field goals from 40 and 22 yards and was a perfect 2-for-2 on extra points. 

The 40-yard field goal was a season high and the 22-yard make proved to be the game-winner in the second overtime frame. 

Bluffton (6-4, 5-3 HCAC) finished the season with a winning record for the first time since 2000.

HCAC Football Special Teams
Players-of-the-Week
Week 1
Austin Sweeney, Bluffton University
Week 2 Aaron Spence, Defiance College
Week 3  Eric Schaible, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 4 Spencer Saunders, Defiance College
Week 5 Jacob Dye, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 6   Dan Passafiume, Hanover College
Week 7  Kyle Evans, Manchester University
Week 8  Kyle Evans, Manchester University
Week 9  Dylan Dunlop, Hanover College
Week 10  Craig Larew, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 11 Austin Sweeney, Bluffton University