PFL Players of the Week: 10/17/2021 2:14:00 PM
  • Hope Adebayo, St. Thomas
    Hope Adebayo, St. Thomas

    Sophomore, Running Back
    Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

    Making his first collegiate start, Adebayo rushed for four touchdowns in St. Thomas’ 38-7 PFL victory at Stetson, Saturday. He finished the game with 20 carries for 182 yards – second-most rushing yards in the league this season – while his 24 points scored are tied for most in the PFL. On the first play from scrimmage, Adebayo rushed 78 yards for a touchdown and rushed for the game’s next two touchdowns after Stetson turnovers as St. Thomas broke out to a 21-0 lead. He would add a 14-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to push the Tommies' lead to 38-0. 

    Others Nominated: Louis Colosino (Sr., QB, DAV); Jack Cook (Sr., QB, DAY); Dorian Boyland (Fr., RB, DRA); Mekhai Johnson (RSr., RB, MAR); BJ Byrd (Sr., WR, MOR).

  • Jonathan Hammond, Davidson
    Jonathan Hammond, Davidson

    Sophomore, Defensive End
    Dunwoody, Georgia

    Hammond posted a game-best 11 stops and was a disruptive force in Davidson’s 70-35 PFL victory against Presbyterian, Saturday. His season-best tackle total included five solo stops and three tackles for loss. Hammond also had three pass breakups, including one on the game’s first play and another on Presbyterian’s first pass of the second half to set the defensive tone in each half. In addition, one of his sacks forced a turnover on downs in the third quarter.

    Others Nominated: Zach Rumpke (RJr., FLY, DAY); Alex Rogers (5th Yr., SAF, DRA); Teddy Wright (RSr., SAF, MAR); Vaughn Taylor Jr. (Sr., DL, MOR); Tommy Shelsted (Jr., LB, STT); Muhindo Kapapa (RSr., DT, SAN).

  • Mekhai Johnson, Marist
    Mekhai Johnson, Marist

    Senior (RS), Kick Returner/Running Back
    Dorchester, Massachusetts

    Johnson broke a 10-10 tie with a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Marist’s 20-17 PFL victory against Dayton, Saturday. Moments after Dayton tied the game 10-10 in the second quarter, Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff to break the tie and give Marist a lead it would not relinquish. It was one of his two touchdowns on the day as he had a 33-yard touchdown run as part of a 13-carry, 75-yard rushing performance. He would also have a 17-yard kick return later in the game and finished the day with 183 all-purpose yards. 

    Others Nominated: Sam Bubonics (RFr., SLOT, DAY); Shane Dunning (So., P/K, DRA); Andrew Foster (Grad., K/P, MOR); Pablo Tager (Fr., K, SAN).