PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A Plymouth State College football player was honored by the Freedom Football Conference Monday for his performance in last Saturday’s 17-14 non-conference defeat at the hands of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Senior tight end John Walters (Wells, Maine) was named FFC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, along with Kings Point senior wide receiver Jay DeBruhl. Walters was instrumental in helping PSC rack up 465 yards of total offense against the Engineers.
A 6’3”, 216-pound veteran tight end, Walters established a Panther single-game record with 12 receptions on the day, covering 180 yards. His 15-yard reception early in the third quarter set up PSC’s first touchdown of the day, and his catches for 13 and 21 yards helped set up PSC’s game-tying TD in the fourth quarter.
DeBruhl of Kings Point caught eight passes for 144 yards and one touchdown in a 37-0 FFC victory over Norwich. He also had two carries for 14 yards.
Walters’ record of 12 catches breaks the old Panther mark of 11, set by Scott Anson against Massachusetts Maritime in 1982. Walters led PSC in receptions (27), receiving yards (371) and receiving TD’s (3) last season.
PSC, 0-1, will be back in action this Saturday (Sept. 15) at Currier Field, hosting UMass Dartmouth in a non-conference affair (2:00 p.m.). UMass Dartmouth upset defending FFC champion Springfield College last Saturday, 22-13, in North Dartmouth, Mass.