St. Thomas' Glenna, Butler football team earn FedEx Ground FCS National Weekly Awards

Monday, October 10, 2022

CHICAGO, Ill. – St. Thomas defensive back Luke Glenna was one of four athletes recognized Monday by Stats Perform as FedEx Ground FCS National Players of the Week for Week 6 college football games through Saturday. In addition, Butler was named the FCS National Team of the Week.

Also received recognition as honorable mention selections in Week 6 were Butler quarterback Bret Bushka, Stetson linebacker Ethan Hull, Marist safety and return specialist Clayborne Fields III, San Diego safety and kick return specialist Hunter Nichols, and Presbyterian quarterback Sean Williams.

Glenna becomes the third PFL athlete to receive FedEx Ground FCS National Players of the Week as selected by Stats Perform. Stetson safety Ja'Veon Ensley and Valparaiso quarterback Mason Kaplan won the defensive and freshman honors in Week 4.

FedEx Ground FCS National Defensive Player of the Week
Luke Glenna, St. Thomas, S, Sr., 5-11, 189, Edina, Minnesota

Glenna doubled up his previous career high with 22 tackles in the Tommies’ biggest win to date in two FCS seasons – 27-16 over Davidson, the two-time defending Pioneer Football League champion. He had 11 solo tackles and limited Davidson to two or fewer yards on seven different stops, including a five-yard loss on a third-down play in the fourth quarter.
Honorable Mention: Colton Adams, LB, Alabama State; Macklin Ayers, LB, Dartmouth; Rylan Cole, DB, Indiana State; Isaac Dowling, LB, Mercer; Braden Gilby, ILB, Furman; Ethan Hull, LB, Stetson; Erick Hunter, LB, Morgan State; Lawrence Johnson, DB, Southeast Missouri; Isaiah Major, LB, Florida A&M; Callahan O’Reilly, LB, Montana State; Mike Reid, DB, Monmouth; Garrett Sayegh, LB, Charleston Southern; Kenton Wilhoit, LB, Illinois State; Tamuarion Wilson, S, Central Arkansas

FedEx Ground FCS National Team of the Week
Butler (31-0 over Dayton in Pioneer Football League)

The Bulldogs posted their first shutout win since 2010, ended a seven-game losing streak against Dayton, and halted the Flyers’ NCAA record streak of scoring points in 501 consecutive games. Bret Bushka was 25 of 29 for 338 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another TD. Kody Leach’s end zone interception with 5:40 remaining helped preserve the shutout for first-year coach Mike Uremovich’s 3-2 team.
Honorable Mention: Mercer (49-6 win over Western Carolina), Southern (45-13 win at Prairie View A&M); Texas A&M-Commerce (31-28 win at then-No. 19 Southeastern Louisiana)