PFL Players of the Week: 10/31/2021 5:06:00 PM
  • Jake Chisholm, Dayton
    Jake Chisholm, Dayton

    Junior, Running Back
    Union, Kentucky
    Chisholm finished with 246 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as Dayton downed Butler, 38-31, Saturday. He opened the game’s scoring with a 50-yard touchdown reception and added a four-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter. Chisholm tacked on two touchdowns in the third quarter, including a 49-yard touchdown run that provided the game-winning points. He had 157 yards and three touchdowns on his 24 carries, added another touchdown on two receptions totaling 55 yards, and had a 34-yard kickoff return in his only opportunity. Chisholm’s 24 points scored are 12th most and his 246 all-purpose yards ranks 14th in the FCS this season.

    Others Nominated: Johnny O’Shea (Jr., WR, BUT); Dylan Sparks (Jr., RB, DAV); BJ Byrd (Sr., WR, MOR); Hope Adebayo (So., RB, STT); Alex Piccirilli (Grad., QB, STE)

  • Will Buck, San Diego
    Will Buck, San Diego

    Sophomore (RS), Defensive Tackle
    Sacramento, California
    Buck led a San Diego defense that held Valparaiso to 57 yards in a come-from-behind 21-14 victory, Saturday. It was the fewest yards allowed in the PFL this season and third fewest in the FCS this season. Buck had a big hand in that effort, with 3.5 tackles for loss (and a tackle for no gain), three sacks, and two quarterback hurries in his six-tackle (three solo) outing. After Valparaiso gained 49 yards on its opening drive, San Diego held the Beacons to eight yards the rest of the game.

    Others Nominated: Chris Panko (Jr., LB, DAV); Zach Rumpke (RJr., Flyer, DAY); Teddy Wright (RSr., SAF, MAR); Vincent Winey (Sr., LB, MOR); Luke Glenna (Sr. DB, STT); Majeste’ Hansberry (RJr., LB, STE); Austin Martins (RSr., FL, VAL)

  • Ben Niesner, Valparaiso
    Ben Niesner, Valparaiso

    Senior (RS), Punter
    Black Diamond, Washington

    Niesner averaged 48.7 yards on his seven punts in Valparaiso’s 21-14 loss at San Diego, Saturday. He had two punts of 60-plus yards, a third of 50-plus yards and saw one downed inside the 20-yard line. Niesner began his day with a 63-yard punt and closed it with a 62-yarder, with each of those punts forcing San Diego to start inside its own 20-yard line.

    Others Nominated: Drew Nieman (RFr., P, DAY); Mike Arrington (RJr., LB, MAR); Andrew Foster (Grad., K/P, MOR); Cameron Gillis (RFr., K, STE)