PFL Players of the Week: 9/5/2021 12:58:00 PM
  • Ren Hefley, Presbyterian
    OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    Ren Hefley, Presbyterian

    Sophomore (RS), Quarterback
    Bryant, Arkansas

    Hefley began his Presbyterian career by setting the NCAA FCS record with 10 touchdown passes in an 84-43 victory against St. Andrews, Saturday. He also set a program record with 38 completions, going 38-of-50 passing for 538 yards in 45:05 of playing time without throwing an interception. Eight receivers caught at least one touchdown from Hefley, including freshman Jalyn Witcher who caught three of the touchdowns in the first half alone. Hefley's touchdown passes covered, in order, 1, 62, 79, 36, 9, 25, 5, 1, 49 and 6 yards.

    Others Nominated: Ian Corwin (Jr., QB, Drake); BJ Byrd (Sr., WR, Morehead State); Terrence Smith (Grad., RB, San Diego); John Seeter (Grad., QB, Stetson); Chuck Maxwell (So., WR, Valparaiso).

  • Alex Rogers, Drake
    DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    Alex Rogers, Drake

    Senior (5th), Safety
    Racine, Wisconsin

    Rogers picked off a pass midway through the second quarter to help Drake post a 45-3 victory against West Virginia Wesleyan, Thursday. With West Virginia Wesleyan driving deep into Drake territory, Rodgers intercepted a pass at the Drake 8-yard line and returned it 18 yards with a personal foul adding to the territory gained on the play. Drake would convert the turnover into a touchdown seven plays later to extend its lead to 28-0. Rogers also was credited with three tackles (two solo) in the victory as Drake’s defense held West Virginia Wesleyan to 136 passing yards and 179 total offensive yards on only 53 plays from scrimmage.

    Others Nominated: Kama Kamaka (Sr., LB, San Diego); Davion Maxwell (RSo., DB, Stetson); Jaxon Peifer (Sr., LB, Valparaiso)

  • Cameron Gillis, Stetson
    SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    Cameron Gillis, Stetson

    Sophomore (RS), Kicker
    Budapest, Hungary

    Gillis began the season by connecting on a pair of career-long 35-yard field goals and hitting six PATs in Stetson’s 54-14 victory against Warner, Saturday. He connected on his first field goal with 9:00 remaining in the first quarter and matched that boot on his second field goal with 10:34 remaining in the third quarter. His two made field goals equals his total from a shortened 2020 freshman campaign.

    Others Nominated: Nathan De Bruin (Jr., K, Drake); Aidan Lehman (Fr., P, San Diego); Ben Niesner (RSr., P, Valparaiso)

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