PFL Players of the Week: 4/4/2021 4:03:00 PM
  • Tyler Phelps, Davidson
    Tyler Phelps, Davidson

    Senior, Quarterback
    Gulf Breeze, Florida

    Phelps orchestrated Davidson’s 31-25 victory at San Diego, Saturday, ending USDs 39-game PFL winning streak. He threw a career-high three touchdowns, hitting the end zone from 28, 27, and 10 yards out. Phelps ended the day completing 10-of-15 passes for 189 yards, averaging 18.9 yards per completion, and added 26 yards on seven carries. On Davidson’s third scoring drive, he made a 52-yard completion on 3rd-and-12 to keep the drive alive – one of eight completions that resulted in a first down or touchdown.

  • Jeffrey Smyth, Presbyterian
    Jeffrey Smyth, Presbyterian

    Sophomore, Defensive Back
    Beaufort, South Carolina

    Smyth became the 28th FCS player – and first since 2013 – to return two interceptions for a touchdown in the same game, providing two of Presbyterian’s three touchdowns in a 26-3 victory at Stetson, Saturday. He recorded a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter and followed that up with a 52 yard pick-six in the third quarter to enter the record book. Smyth also had seven solo tackles and two tackles for loss to lead a Presbyterian defense that held an opponent without a touchdown for the first time since 2018.

  • Oka Emmanwori, Presbyterian<br>Ben Niesner, Valparaiso
    Oka Emmanwori, Presbyterian
    Ben Niesner, Valparaiso

    Oka Emmanwori, Presbyterian
    Sophomore, Defensive Back
    Columbia, South Carolina

    Emmanwori jumpstarted Presbyterian’s day with a first-quarter 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown en route to a 26-3 victory at Stetson, Saturday. After Stetson took a 3-0 lead, Emmanwori returned the ensuing kickoff to the house to give Presbyterian the lead they would not relinquish. It was the first kick return for a touchdown by a Presbyterian player since 2013.

    Ben Niesner, Valparaiso
    Senior, Punter
    Black Diamond, Washington

    Niesner earns his second weekly honor after averaging 46.8 yards on six punts, to help keep Drake’s offense bottled up in Valparaiso’s 10-7 victory – its first-ever win at Drake Stadium. Three of his six punts went for 50-plus yards, including punts of 57 and 58 yards, and three were downed inside the Drake 20-yard line. In addition, he was the holder on Valparaiso’s game-winning field goal in the third quarter.