September 6, 2009

Andrew Huck Named PFL Offensive Player of the Week

Butler quarterback Andrew Huck, who tied a school record for touchdown passes in his first collegiate start, has been named Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week.  He was one of three players honored after the league’s opening weekend of play.

Huck contributed to all six Butler touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 42-3 season-opening victory over Albion.  He tied the Butler single game record with five touchdown passes, and he scored the Bulldogs’ final TD on a three-yard run.  He completed 18 of 25 passes (with one interception) for 327 yards, and he added 68 yards on eight rushing attempts.

The second-year signal caller threw four touchdown passes in the second quarter to give Butler a 28-0 halftime lead, and he added a fifth TD pass in the third quarter.  The five touchdown throws tied the Butler record set by Ron Kiolbassa against Valparaiso in 1990 and matched by DeWayne Ewing against Quincy in 2001.  Huck’s 327 passing yards were the 11th-highest single game total in Butler history.

Huck posted the sixth-highest passing total by an FCS quarterback in Week 1, and he had the third-highest passing rating (239.87) in the subdivision.  He had the highest passing total in the PFL in the first week of action.

Marist cornerback Jaquan Bryant, who returned two interceptions for touchdowns against Sacred Heart, was named PFL Defensive Player of the Week, while Drake placekicker Brandon Wubs, who scored 10 points against Grand View, was tabbed PFL Special Teams Player of the Week.