George Eager was named the Centennial
Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week following
Friday’s loss at Dickinson. Eager returned a kickoff 85
yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, prompting Dickinson to
squib its subsequent kickoffs. The Diplomats average starting field
position following the return was approximately the 38-yardline.
The touchdown was F&M’s first on a kickoff return in
over a decade.
For Eager, the honor was his first as the Special Teams player
of the Week. He was twice named to the Weekly Honor Roll on special
teams last year, including his third week of the season when he
made the list for his effort at Juniata. He was also named to the
Centennial Weekly Honor Roll as a receiver twice last year, and to
the D3Football.com Team of the Week after last year’s game at
Eager is the second Diplomats’ return specialist to earn
Player of the Week honors this season. Jarell
Diggs took the award in week 1 returning a Washington
& Lee punt 49 yards to paydirt to ice the Generals in
F&M’s lone win of the season.