LANCASTER, PA -- Franklin & Marshall College placekicker/punter Dan Eggertsson (Sr., Royal Palm, FL/Suncoast) has been named to the October 3 Centennial Conference Special Teams Honor Roll for his performance in a 15-10 win at defending Centennial Conference co-champion Muhlenberg on October 2.
Against the Mules, he punted 11 times for 471 yards, an average of 42.8 yards with a long of 62 yards and four punts inside the 20-yard line. Overall, he had punts of 62, 39, 35, 42, 34, 38, 35, 61, 41, 42 and 42 yards (in order) as six of his punts were not returned due to a fair catch by the Muhlenberg return specialist or being downed by the Diplomats' coverage. In addition, he tacked on a 38-yard field goal for the first F&M points of the game.
Historically, Eggertsson's 11 punts are tied for the fourth most in a single game in school history (behind 13 by Bill Meekings versus Georgetown in 1991, 12 by Andy Gilburg versus Muhlenberg in 2000 and 12 by John Stockdale vs. Albright in 1997) and his 471 punt yards are third in a single game in school history (behind 489 by Andy Gilburg in 2000 versus Muhlenberg and 476 by Bill Meekings in 1991 versus Georgetown).
In the latest Centennial Conference statistics, Eggertsson leads the Conference in punting with a 42.2 yard average (31 punts for 1,309 yards) and ranks third in point after efficiency (17-for-18). Further, he ranks fifth in field goals (three), third in field goal percentage (three-for-four, 75.0 percent) and scoring by kick (26 points) and eighth in scoring with 5.2 points per game as the Diplomats have opened the season 4-1 for the first time since 1996.
As a team, Franklin & Marshall ranks among the Centennial Conference leaders in scoring offense (second, 28.0 points), scoring defense (fifth, 16.6 points), pass offense (first, 246.2 yards), pass defense (fifth, 193.2 ypg), kickoff returns (fourth, 17.1 yards), punting (first 35.6 yards), turnover margin (third, +3), rushing offense (sixth, 115.0 yards), rushing defense (fifth, 141.2 yards), total offense (first, 361.2 yards), total defense (fifth, 334.4 yards), punt returns (sixth, 6.1 yards), pass efficiency (first, 131.3), pass defense efficiency (fourth, 112.9), first downs (first, 92), sacks by (fourth, 10), penalty yards (fourth, 43.2 yards), opponent penalties (second, 62.4 yards), fourth down conversions (third, 64.3 percent), opponent fourth down conversions (second, 20.0 percent), red zone offense (sixth, 66.7 percent), red zone defense (first, 42.9 percent), third down conversions (fourth, 33.3 percent), opponent third down conversions (fifth, 34.6 percent), sacks against (fourth, 10), field goal percentage (third, 75.0 percent), PAT kicking (third, 17-for-18) and time of possession (fourth, 29:02).
For his career, Eggertsson has punted 124 times for 4,731 yards with 33 punts inside the 20-yard line, seven fair catches and four touchbacks. For his career, he is averaging 38.15 yards per punt as he is currently 0.25 off the school career punting record of 38.4 held by Jon Bushey and is on pace to erase the single season punt average record of 39.9 held by Bushey from 1996.
Franklin & Marshall (4-1, 1-0 Centennial Conference) will continue the season on October 9 at home versus 2003 Centennial Conference co-champion Johns Hopkins University. Game time is set for 1 p.m.