OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Will Bardo, Dayton & Austin Gahafer, Morehead St.
Will Bardo, Dayton
Senior | Quarterback | Ft. Thomas, Ky.
Bardo amassed 361 yards of offense and was responsible for 4 TDs as Dayton ended San Diego’s 9-game PFL win streak with a 45-38 double overtime win, Saturday. He was the Flyers leading rusher, finishing with 136 yards and 2 TDs on 17 carries. Bardo’s 61-yard first-quarter run provided Dayton’s first score and his 1-yard TD burst in the second overtime was the final margin. 13 of his 17 pass completions were for a 1st down. He finished the day 17-of-32 for 225 yards and a 2 TDs, including the game-tying score with 27 seconds left in regulation.
Austin Gahafer, Morehead State
Freshman | Quarterback | Louisville, Ky.
Gahafer completed 41 passes for a career-best 458 yards to help Morehead State overcome a rough start for a 42-28 PFL victory at Valparaiso, Saturday. Down 28-19 at halftime, he led Morehead State to 23 unanswered points, completing 18-of-23 passes in the second half. He finished the game 41-of-52 for 458 yards with 3 TD passes and was 1-yard shy of Morehead State’s 84-year old passing yardage mark. Gahafer spread the ball around for the 2nd consecutive game, finding 10 different receivers with each of his TD tosses going to a different receiver.
Other Players Nominated: Wade Markley (BUT), Brian Hudson (CAM), Jeff McDaniels (DAV), Andy Rice (DRA), D’Andre Randle (JAC), Atiq Lucas (MAR), Payton Usher (MER), Mason Mills (SAN), Andrew Cassara (VAL)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Colin Monnier, Dayton
RS-Senior | Linebacker | Chicago, Ill.
Monnier had 15 tackles, including 2½ for a loss, to lead the Dayton defense in a 45-38 double overtime PFL victory against San Diego, Saturday. He was credited for ½ sack that helped stall a San Diego second quarter drive and later picked up a quarterback hurry that helped force an interception inside the red zone. It was his fourth double-digit tackle effort this season.
Other Players Nominated: Paul Yanow (BUT), Brandon Mobley (CAM), Matt Casey (DAV), Brandon Coleman (DRA), Maroa White (JAC), Zach Adler (MAR), John Coleman (MOR), Michael Ruffino (SAN), Pat Derbak (VAL)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dylan Lynch, Jacksonville
Senior | Kicker/Punter | Jacksonville, Fla.
Lynch, the PFL’s leading scorer, nabbed his third weekly special teams honor after scoring 10 points in Jacksonville’s wild 52-45 PFL victory at Campbell, Saturday. He converted all 7 of his PATs and kicked a 30-yard field goal to account for all of his scoring. Lynch also averaged 51.8 yards on 4 punts, including a Jacksonville record 79-yard punt that was his third boot to go for more than 70 yards this season. He also handled kickoff duties, averaging 61.2 yards on 9 kickoffs.
Other Players Nominated: Adam Lutz (CAM), WIlliam Will (DAY)