Eggertsson & Stephen Named to November 16 Centennial Conference Football Honor Roll

LANCASTER, PA -- Steve Ulrich, Executive Secretary of the Centennial Conference (CC), announced that Franklin & Marshall College punter Dan Eggertsson (Jr., Royal Palm, FL/Suncoast) and tailback Scott Stephen (Jr., Glen Rock, NJ/Glen Rock) have been named to the November 16 Centennial Conference Football Honor Roll.

In a 14-13 victory over Gettysburg College to close out the 2003 season, Stephen ran for 141 yards and tossed two touchdowns to factor in all of the Diplomats' scoring.

Trailing 3-0 in the opening minutes of the second quarter, Stephen completed a one-yard pass to All-America wide receiver Justin Salton (Sr., Gillette, NJ/Watchung Hills) on fourth-and-goal to put the Diplomats in front 7-3 with 13:06 left in the first half. He completed his second pass of the game with 10:36 left in the fourth quarter as he found tightend Dan Houseman (Sr., Wyomissing, PA/Wyomissing) in the right corner of the endzone for a two-yard TD reception for all the Diplomats needed to record the win and even the series record at 41-41-7.

On the year, Stephen carried for 676 yards with six touchdowns, while also completing three of four pass attempts for 45 yards and three touchdowns. As a receiver, he caught 17 passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns. He finished among the Centennial Conference leaders in rushing TDs (fourth), scoring (6th, 54 points), total offense per game (10th, 72.1) and all-purpose yardage (7th, 90.4 yards).

On defense, Eggertsson made the play of the game against Gettysburg connecting on a 40-yard punt which bounced and went out-of-bounds at the Bullets' one-yard line to pin Gettysburg and force them to have to go 99 yards in 3:23 to win the game.

Eggertsson finished the game with five punts for an average of 38.4 yards per kick to finish the season with a Conference best 36.9-yard average.

Overall, he concluded the season with 58 punts for 2,142 yards, including 14 inside the 20-yard line.

Thanks to the win, Franklin & Marshall clinched fourth place in the Centennial Conference as the Diplomats finished with three Conference wins for the first time since 1998 (4-3) and three home victories in a season for the first time since 1997.

Franklin & Marshall concluded the season 4-6 and will open the 2004 season on September 4 at home versus Bethany College.