Sacred Heart freshman defensive back Steve Tellefsen (Weston, FL) was named the Northeast Conference Football Rookie of the Week announced on Monday afternoon.
Sacred Heart picks up its second NEC Rookie of the Week award this season with the honors going to a defensive player this time around. Tellefsen made quite an impact in his first collegiate start. The freshman defensive back accounted for a team-leading eight tackles, all of which were of the solo variety, and logged three pass break-ups in a 21-19 road loss to Dartmouth. The last of his three break-ups helped force a three-and-out late in the fourth quarter and gave the Pioneers' offense a chance to post a last-minute win over an Ivy League foe.
The Pioneers are back in action this Saturday playing host to Central Connecticut State on Homecoming Weekend.