2019 PFL News News
  • Monday, April 27, 2020

    Dayton's Adam Trautman Headed To The NFL

    All-American tight end Adam Trautman made Dayton football history tonight when he became UD’s first non-scholarship player to be selected in the NFL draft.

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Record 57 PFL athletes named to 2020 Hampshire Society

    A record fifty-seven Pioneer Football League student-athletes, representing seven member institutions, earned recognition as members of the 2020 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

  • Monday, February 3, 2020

    Pioneer Football League names 580 student-athletes to 2019 Academic Honor Roll

    The Pioneer Football League has recognized 580 student-athletes from its 10 member institutions to the Fall 2019 PFL Academic Honor Roll.

  • Monday, December 16, 2019

    2019 Postseason Awards Hub

    As the postseason awards begin to be unveiled, follow this article as the PFL recognizes its student-athletes named to postseason All-America teams and national awards lists.

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Six PFL student-athletes named Academic All-Americans

    Six Pioneer Football League student-athletes were named to the 2019 Academic All-America® Division I Football Teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Drake’s Jacob Bacon named PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leads 27th Annual Academic All-PFL Teams

    Drake senior offensive lineman Jacob Bacon was named the 2019 Pioneer Football League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Wednesday, leading a group of 50 student-athletes named to the 27th Academic All-PFL Teams, as selected by the league’s athletics communications directors.

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    Seven Repeat First-Team selections Lead 27th All-PFL Teams

    Sixty-one student-athletes have been named to the 27th All-Pioneer Football League teams, Tuesday.

  • Monday, December 2, 2019

    Dayton’s Trautman, Stetson’s Duncan Highlight 2019 PFL Major Award Recipients

    For the first time in the history of the Pioneer Football League, a tight end has earned the league’s Offensive Player of the Year with Dayton senior tight end earning the 2019 honor. In addition, Stetson redshirt senior defensive back Colby Duncan was named the PFL's Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Saturday, November 30, 2019

    San Diego ends season at UNI

    San Diego was within a touchdown with less than three minutes remaining, but #6 UNI held the Toreros to a season-low 213 yards of offense as the Toreros had their season come to an end with a 17-3 loss at the UNI Dome in the first round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday.

  • Monday, November 25, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 14

    San Diego begins its fourth consecutive appearance in the FCS Playoffs when it meets Northern Iowa in a 1 p.m., Saturday contest at Cedar Falls, Iowa.

  • Sunday, November 24, 2019

    San Diego to face Northern Iowa in FCS Playoff opener

    After winning its sixth straight PFL championship, San Diego will face Northern Iowa on Saturday (11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT, ESPN3) in the first round of the FCS Playoffs, the selection committee announced Sunday.

  • Monday, November 18, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 13

    San Diego won its sixth-straight PFL title (11th overall) outright with its win against Morehead State and Drake’s loss to Dayton in Week 12. The Toreros will look to close the book on its fourth consecutive unbeaten PFL campaign when it heads cross country to face Jacksonville.

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    PFL Week 12 Preview

    A look at each of the PFL's five Week 12 contests, highlighted by the San Diego-Morehead State nightcap that could determine the 2019 PFL Championship.

  • Monday, November 11, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 12

    San Diego enters Week 12 a win away from clinching a share of the 2019 PFL title and claiming the league's automatic qualifier to this year's FCS Playoffs. Second-place Drake hosts Dayton, seeking to keep the pressure on the defending champions.

  • Sunday, November 10, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Nov. 10

    Dayton safety Matt Clifford was named the PFL's Defensive Player of the Week while San Diego running back JoJo Binda Jr. and kicker Brandon Eickert were the league's defensive and special teams honorees, respectively.

  • Monday, November 4, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 11

    San Diego heads cross country for another pivotal matchup, this time against third place Stetson. Meanwhile, Drake seeks to keep the pressure on the league-leading Toreros with a Week 11 home game.

  • Sunday, November 3, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Nov. 3

    Dayton's Jake Chisholm put together the FCS' third-best rushing performance, Davidson's George Hatalowich nabbed a game-securing INT and Stetson's Jonny Messina kicked four field goals to each earn the PFL's Week 10 awards.

  • Monday, October 28, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 10

    All eyes will turn to the PFL's Week 10 nightcap that will go a long way to defining the 2019 PFL championship race as PFL co-leaders Drake (4-0 PFL) and San Diego (4-0) square off on the Pacific Coast.

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Oct. 27

    Valparaiso defensive end Jamari Book and kicker Dimitrios Latsonas each led Valparaiso to its first win of 2019 while Drake running back Drew Lauer broke off the PFL's top rushing outing of 2019 in this week's award winners.

  • Monday, October 21, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 9

    PFL co-leaders San Diego and Drake face key Week 9 tests against teams just behind them in the standings. San Diego travels to Dayton to open the weekend's action while Drake hosts Morehead State to wrap up the week's schedule.

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Oct. 20

    For the second consecutive week, Morehead State defensive end Vaughn Taylor Jr. was named the PFL's Defensive Player of the Week. Davidson running back Wesley Dugger and slot receiver Pat Tabor picked up the PFL's offensive and special teams weekly honors.

  • Monday, October 14, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 8

    Drake takes the week off after moving to 3-0 in Week 7 and will watch Dayton and San Diego attempt to improve to 3-0. Dayton stays on the road after a win and heads to the other end of the conference with a game at Stetson, which is unbeaten at home and looking to keep pace in the PFL race.

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Oct. 13

    Defensive end Vaughn Taylor Jr. and kicker Andrew Foster picked up two of the PFL's Week 7 awards after helping Morehead State down Jacksonville. San Diego quarterback Reid Sinnett tossed five touchdowns to claim the other weekly award.

  • Monday, October 7, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 7

    Only eight of the league’s 10 teams will be in action but each of the PFL’s four unbeaten teams will be in action during Week 7 play.

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Oct. 6

    Dayton's Adam Trautman, San Diego's Cassius Johnson and Stetson's Jonny Messina each claimed one of the PFL's weekly honors following Week 6 action.

  • Monday, September 30, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Weekly Report: Week 6

    All 10 PFL teams will be in action during Week 6 and all five contests are league outings. Preseason favorite San Diego puts its 29-game PFL win streak on the line when it hosts Marist in the nightcap. Preseason No. 2 pick Dayton also opens at home with Jacksonville trekking north.

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 29

    Stetson's Gaven DiDilippo and Connor Wilson were named the PFL's Offensive and Special Teams weekly honorees, respectively, after a win against North Carolina Wesleyan. Drake's Jeran Proctor was the league's Defensive Player of the Week in a win at Marist.

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Five PFL student-athletes named to Campbell Trophy Semifinalists List

    Five Pioneer Football League student-athletes were named as semifinalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Mazada and The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

  • Monday, September 23, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 5

    It's a quiet week around the PFL with just four games on the schedule. Drake travels to Marist in the second PFL game of 2019 before the full league slate begins in Week 6.

  • Sunday, September 22, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 22

    San Diego saw quarterback Reid Sinnett and defensive end Kevin Glajchen earn PFL weekly honors after the Toreros defeated Harvard. Dayton's Jake Chisholm nabbed the weekly special teams honor.

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Davidson's Hatalowich Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

    Davidson senior George Hatalowich has been named to the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, as announced by the insurance company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Thursday afternoon.

  • Monday, September 16, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 4

    Four games against Ivy League members highlight the Week 4 PFL schedule, with three of those contests at PFL home fields. Undefeated Davidson hits the road for the first time in 2019 while unbeaten Dayton hosts its home opener.

  • Sunday, September 15, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 15

    Anthony Olivencia and Kyle Fleitman each had a big hand in Marist's PFL-opening victory against Stetson and claimed two of the PFL's weekly honors. Sam Webster picked up the league's other weekly honor after leading Dayton to a win.

  • Monday, September 9, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 3

    The 2019 PFL race gets underway in Week 3 as Stetson travels to Marist for the league-opener. Another four PFL squads will take to their home turf seeking to improve the league's 4-2 record at home in 2019.

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 8

    Dayton quarterback Jack Cook and safety Tim Simon each had a big part in Dayton's upset victory at #14 Indiana State, Saturday, while San Diego's Michael Armstead again had 100-kickoff return yards thanks to a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

  • Monday, September 2, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 2

    After PFL teams went 2-0 at home in Week 1, five more home games await on the Week 2 schedule. In addition, three PFL teams will face nationally-ranked FCS opposition in Week 2, including San Diego hosting Top 5 ranked UC Davis.

  • Sunday, September 1, 2019

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 1

    Morehead State quarterback Mark Pappas and defensive end Vaughn Taylor Jr. each had a big hand in the Eagles win against Union. Over on the west coast, San Diego return specialist Michael Armstead led all FCS return specialists with 221 kick return yards at Cal Poly.

  • Monday, August 26, 2019

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 1

    Three PFL teams will start 2019 with Thursday contests followed by another five opening on Saturday. Butler will play in the week's marquee matchup, facing defending FCS champion North Dakota State at Target Field in Minneapolis.

  • Friday, August 2, 2019

    Drake's Warner named to STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List

    Drake football senior safety Will Warner was one of 25 nominees announced Thursday for the silver anniversary season of the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award, which honors the defensive player of the year in college football's Division I subdivision.

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    Three PFL Punters Named to FCS Punter of the Year Watch List

    A trio of Pioneer Football League Punters were named to the inaugural FCS Punter of the Year Award Watch List presented by The Augusta Sports Council.

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    San Diego's Bandy, Dayton's Trautman named to Walter Payton Award Preseason Watch List

    San Diego wide receiver Michael Bandy and Dayton tight end Adam Trautman were named to the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Watch List, as announced by the organization on Wednesday

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    San Diego's Bandy one of three PFL athletes named to STATS FCS Preseason All-America Teams

    San Diego wide receiver Michael Bandy was tapped as a First-Team STATS FCS Preseason All-American, Tuesday, leading a trio of PFL athletes named to the preseason squads.

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Defending Champion San Diego again edges Dayton in PFL Preseason Coaches’ Poll

    For the ninth consecutive year, the University of San Diego has been picked to win the Pioneer Football League regular-season race in a preseason vote of the league’s coaches.

  • Monday, July 29, 2019

    Nine First-Team All-PFL returnees highlight 2019 Preseason All-PFL Team

    Twenty-nine student-athletes were named to the 2019 Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team as selected by the league’s head coaches and announced Monday.

  • Monday, July 8, 2019

    San Diego #24 in Athlon Sports Preseason Poll

    San Diego was picked No. 24 in Athlon Sports' FCS Preseason Top 25 with Toreros wide receiver Michael Bandy named to its Preseason FCS All-America Team.