October 5, 2009

David Lang Named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Butler placekicker David Lang, who converted a clutch, game-winning field goal in the Bulldogs’ Homecoming victory over preseason league favorite San Diego, has been named Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week.

Lang nailed the decisive field goal from 37 yards out to give Butler a 25-24 advantage with just 0:01.9 left on the clock!  His kick capped Butler’s seven-play, 75-yard drive that took just 40 seconds.  The field goal gave the Bulldogs their first win over San Diego since 2001, snapping a seven-game losing skid against the Toreros.

Earlier in the game, Lang had kicked a career-long, 39-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a 3-3 tie.  But he also missed two of three PAT kick attempts, which eventually left the Bulldogs trailing, 24-22, heading into the closing minutes.

Lang, who took over Butler’s placekicking duties this season, is perfect on three field goal attempts through five games.  He currently ranks second in the PFL in kick scoring (5.6 ppg).

Jacksonville quarterback Josh McGregor, who was responsible for three touchdowns in a victory over Davidson, was named PFL Offensive Player of the Week, while Valparaiso defensive lineman Nikko Carson, who had four quarterback sacks against Drake, was tabbed PFL Defensive Player of the Week.