Schleifer named Special Teams Player of the Week

Matt Schleifer (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Matt Schleifer (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Matt Schleifer (Brick, N.J./Brick Twp.), a sophomore on the McDaniel football team, has been named the Centennial Conference (CC) Special Teams Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 11.

Schleifer amassed 281 yards in the return game against Johns Hopkins on Saturday. The first time the Blue Jays punted on the day, Schleifer returned it 92 yards for a touchdown – his first return touchdown of the year and the first Green Terror punt returned for a touchdown since 2009.

For the season, Schleifer led the Green Terror (3-7, 2-7 CC) with 1,296 all-purpose yards. He caught 19 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the receiving game. He added 658 return yards on kickoffs and 367 yards on punt returns.

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