Eberle Named PAC Special Teams Player of the Week
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Junior placekicker/punter Eric Eberle (Mifflintown, Pa./Juniata) was honored with the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week award by the league office on Monday.
During the Presidents’ 27-17 victory over Geneva on Saturday, Eberle connected on field goals of 29 and 33 yards and made all three of his extra-point attempts. He also averaged 42.0 yards on five punts, including a long of 49 yards.
Eberle has made his last 29 extra-point tries and five-straight field goals. He has connected on 9-of-12 field-goal attempts (21st in NCAA Division III) and is looking to become the first W&J kicker to make 10 field goals in a season since current Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl in 2002. Ravenstahl made 11-of-17 field goals.
Eberle has punted 48 times with an average of 37.0 yards and a long of 61. He also has four touchbacks as the Presidents’ kickoff specialist.
During his career, Eberle has connected on 94 percent (48-51) of his extra-point tries and 72 percent (13-18) of his field-goal attempts.
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference title is on the line when W&J travels to Waynesburg to face the Yellow Jackets on Saturday at 1:30 pm.