For the third straight week, Duquesne University had two players receive Northeast Conference Football Player of the week honors. Junior quarterback Dillon Buechel has been named the NEC Offensive Player of the Week and junior linebacker Christian Kuntz has been named the NEC Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 7.
Kuntz, a Chariers Valley graduate, logged a game-high nine tackles (5 solo) in the win at Sacred Heart, allowing ball carriers no more than a two-yard gain on each of his stops.
He made 3.5 hits for a loss, including one sack, to raise his season total to a FCS-leading 20.5 TFL.
Kuntz was also stellar on pass coverage, breaking up a pass and picking off a screen pass at the SHU nine-yard line and returning it for a touchdown.
(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)