Butler's Mitchell & Holman, St. Thomas' Rink Named Week 4 PFL Players of the Week

Sunday, September 24, 2023
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations


Jyran Mitchell, Butler (Grad., Running Back, Chicago, Illinois)

Mitchell scored two touchdowns and amassed 209 rushing yards as Butler opened its PFL slate with a 28-18 victory at Stetson Saturday. His second touchdown – a 43-yard dash with 1:46 remaining – sealed the victory. Earlier in the game, his 58-yard touchdown run proved the game-winner as Butler built a 21-7 lead it would not relinquish. He closed the game with 155 yards on 16 carries in the second half.

Others Nominated

  • Solomon Davis, Wide Receiver, Valparaiso: Caught 10 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns against Marist.
  • Carter Cravens, Quarterback, Morehead State: Completed 20-of-44 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns at St. Thomas.
  • Shawn Shipman, Running Back, St. Thomas: Ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns against Morehead State.
  • Brock Bagozzi, Quarterback, Marist: Accounted for four touchdowns at Valparaiso, completing 20-of-35 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns while running for 32 yards and another touchdown on nine carries.


Devaon Holman, Butler (Fr., Defensive Back, Indianapolis, Indiana)

Holman joined a group of 16 FCS defenders to pick off two passes in a game this season, helping Butler secure a 28-18 PFL victory at Stetson Saturday. His first pick came after the Butler scoring drive that built a 21-7 lead late in the third quarter. After Mitchell’s third touchdown extended the Bulldogs' lead back to 10 points, Holman picked off a pass on the first play of the ensuing drive and returned it 64 yards to seal the win.

Others Nominated

  • Mike Arrington, Linebacker, Marist: Recorded three tackles (one solo), including a tackle on 4th-and-1 to stop a Morehead State fourth-quarter drive.
  • Darryn Kindles, Defensive Lineman, Davidson: Had five tackles, a tackle for loss, and forced a fumble against St. Andrews.

Special Teams

Matthew Rink, St. Thomas (So., Tight End, Lincoln, Nebraska)

Rink blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown to help St. Thomas down Morehead State, 35-28, in Saturday's PFL action. With a Morehead State drive stalled at its 33-yard line, Rink broke through the line to block a punt. He then picked up the loose ball at the two-yard line and carried it into the end zone for a touchdown.

Others Nominated

  • Kurt Kessen, Defensive Lineman, Valparaiso: Blocked a PAT at the end of regulation to help force overtime against Marist.
  • Tristan Shannon, Kick Returner, Marist: Had a 25-yard punt return to set up a Marist scoring drive just before halftime. Also had a kickoff return for 11 yards.