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Monday, October 5, 2015

Dayton Flyers Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


October 4, 2015 - punter Sean Smith earns PFL weekly honors 

"freshman punter Sean Smith was named this week's Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Dayton's 27-14 win at Stetson on Saturday. Smith averaged 41.1 yards per punt on eight punts at Stetson.  He placed two of them inside the 20 yard line. Two of his punts went for more than 50 yards, once when Dayton was pinned on its own 17-yard line in the third quarter. The other was a 50-yard punt that began a game-ending sequence that kept Stetson bottled up on its own end of the field after scoring early in the fourth quarter.  After cutting the deficit to 13 points early in the fourth quarter with their second TD of the day, the Hatters did not run another play in Dayton territory. Smith is third in the PFL in punting, averaging 41.0 yards per punt. Jacksonville's Ryan Giaratano is first (42.4) and Stetson's James La Gamma is second (42.3).  Among true freshmen, he is second only to Southeastern Louisiana's Harrison Heim (42.0)." - Flyers

September 5, 2015 - William Will kicks game winner over Robert Morris
"The University of Dayton football Flyers came from behind twice in the second half to pull out a hard-fought 27-24 win at Robert Morris on Saturday. Dayton trailed by 10 at halftime, gained a lead, lost a lead, tied the game with 6:15 left and took the deciding lead with 2:32 to go on a 37-yard field goal by William Will." - Flyers

October 13, 2014 - kicker William Will earns PFL weekly honors
"Will recognized by the Pioneer Football League for performances in the Flyers' 31-21 win at Marist... was named the league's Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season.... Will fulfilled every kicker's dream when Colin McManamon stripped the ball from Marist's Lawrence Dickens at the Red Fox 20. The ball was fumbled forward, where Will scooped it up and ran it in from the 26-yard-line to score UD's third straight touchdown make it 28-14 going into halftime. A graduate of Lincoln Way East High School in Mokena, Ill., Will was part of two extremely rare distinctions in the game. He scored points via touchdown, field goal and PAT, and he scored on three consecutive plays (the PAT that made it 21-14, the kickoff, and the PAT after his touchdown). During his "day job," Will converted all four point-after attempts, and his critical 25-yard field goal returned the Flyer lead to a two-possession advantage inside seven minutes left in the game." - Flyers

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