David Lang Named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler placekicker David Lang, who helped the Bulldogs to a season-opening victory over Albion, has been named Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week for the first week of the season.  It’s the third time during his career that he’s won the league’s weekly award.

Lang scored 11 points in the non-league win, including 10 of the Bulldogs’ first 16 points.  He hit a pair of first quarter field goals to give Butler an early 6-0 lead, and Albion was left playing catch-up for the rest of the contest.  The Butler kicker was successful on all three of his field goal attempts in the game, and he hit two of three extra point kick attempts.

Butler scored on its first possession of 2010, marching 47 yards in nine plays.  Lang finished the drive with a 22-yard field goal just over five minutes into the game.  The Butler kicker added a 35-yard field goal on Butler’s second possession and then finished off the first half with a 29-yard field goal, giving the Bulldogs a 16-6 advantage..

Lang, in his second season as Butler’s placekicker, also averaged 58.4 yards on seven kickoffs in the game, including one touchback.

Butler won its season-opener for the fourth straight season.  The Bulldogs will continue their season-opening road stretch with a game at Youngstown State on Saturday, Sept. 11.  That contest will start at 6 p.m. (ET).