SHU's Tyler Foehr Wins NEC Special Teams Award

FAIRFIELD, CT (October 9, 2012) - Sacred Heart senior captain Tyler Foehr (Florence, NJ) was named the Northeast Conference Football Special Teams Player of the Week announced on Monday.  Foehr earns the honor for the first time in his career.

Foehr has made a habit of wreaking havoc for opponents on both defense and special teams this season and he continued that trend against NEC foe Wagner in Week 6. Sacred Heart's senior defensive lineman blocked a kick for the league-leading third time this fall. Foehr stuffed David Lopez's extra-point attempt after Wagner scored the game's first touchdown early on in the second quarter. The 6-foot-3 Foehr produced another notable special teams play later in the quarter when he rumbled downfield on punt coverage and dropped the Seahawks' returner one yard from where he caught the kick.  The veteran lineman added another five tackles, including a pair of sacks, on defense in the 12-3 defeat.

The Pioneers are back at this weekend when they travel to Dartmouth to face the Big Green.