LANCASTER, PA -- Punter Dan Eggertsson (Sr., Royal Palm, FL/Suncoast), defensive back Chris Santaniello (So., Somers Point, NJ/Mainland) and the Franklin & Marshall College pass offense rank among the nation's best in the October 25 NCAA Division III football statistics.
A member of the October 25 Centennial Conference Special Teams Honor Roll for he punting four times for 147 yards (36.8 avg.) in a 17-14 loss to Dickinson College on October 23, Eggertsson ranks fifth in the nation with a 41.3 punting average.
In the latest Centennial Conference statistics, Eggertsson leads the Conference in punting with a 41.3 yard average (42 punts for 1,735 yards) and ranks third in point after efficiency (95.5 percent).
Further, he ranks fifth in field goals (three), third in field goal percentage (three-for-five, 60.0 percent), second in scoring by kick (30 points) and seventh in scoring with 4.3 points per game.
For his career, Eggertsson has punted 135 times for 5,157 yards with 37 punts inside the 20-yard line, seven fair catches and six touchbacks. For his career, he is averaging 38.2 yards per punt as he is currently 0.20 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.
Santaniello ranks fifth in forced fumbles with four through the first seven games (0.57 per game) of the season. In the latest Centennial Conference statistics, he is tied for second in forced fumbles and ranks second in forced fumbles per game behind Bob Zeigler of Dickinson (five in seven games).
For his career, he has 73 tackles, two interceptions for 30 yards, 10 pass breakups, four fumbles forced and three blocked kicks.
In the team rankings, F&M rates 31st in passing offense as the Diplomats are averaging 253.6 yards per game through the air off 111 completions on 257 attempts for 1,775 yards.
Franklin & Marshall (4-3, 1-2 Centennial Conference) will continue the season on October 30 versus McDaniel College at Sponaugle-Williamson Field. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.