Kuntz Named NEC co-Defensive Player of the Week
Nov. 4, 2013
PITTSBURGH - Sophomore linebacker Christian Kuntz (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) was named Northeast Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Duquesne's 21-10 win over Saint Francis on Saturday.
Kuntz had 6 tackles including 3.0 tackles for losses of 10 yards as the Dukes held the Red Flash to 131 yards to stay atop the conference standings. The Pittsburgh native set the tone for the defense with a deflected pass that was intercepted by Sam Martello on the third play of the game. The Dukes turned the play into a quick score to take a 7-0 lead.
Kuntz also ended Saint Francis' final possession with a fumble-forcing sack. His 14.0 tackles for loss this season lead the team, and his 1.75 TFLs per game rank fifth nationally.
Duquesne (5-3, 3-1), takes a half-game NEC lead to Fairfield, Conn. for a match up with Sacred Heart (8-2, 2-2) on Saturday. The game, set for a 12:00 p.m. kickoff, will be available nationally on ESPN3.
FROM THE NEC RELEASE
NEC Defensive Co-Player of the Week