Sept. 13, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University football senior defensive lineman Hunter Kiselick (Nutley, N.J./Bergen Catholic) has been named the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday evening. The award recognizes his efforts in GU’s 20-17 road victory at Marist on Saturday.
Kiselick blocked a pair of Marist field goal attempts as the Hoyas preserved a three-point victory on the road. Trailing 10-3 in the second quarter, Kiselick blocked a 37-yard attempt to give GU some momentum. In the fourth quarter, he blocked a 48-yard attempt to help maintain the three-point lead. He was also part of a defense that held Marist to 0-of-13 on third down conversions and fewer than 100 yards rushing. He finished with six tackles, 0.5 sacks and one pass breakup.
This is the first national player of the week selection for Kiselick and the first of the season for the Hoyas. It is the ninth-straight year that a Hoya has earned a national player of the week award.
Earlier on Monday, Kiselick was also named the Corvias Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week, joining senior defensive end Phil Novacki (Great Falls, Va./Langley) and junior wide receiver Justin Harrell (New Orleans/Newman) who earned defensive and offensive honorable mention selections, respectively.
Georgetown improved to 2-0 with Saturday’s win, marking the first time the Blue & Gray has won its first two games since 2012. The Hoyas will have a bye week before returning home to take on Ivy League-foe Columbia in a homecoming matchup for the Lou Little Trophy on Saturday, September 24. Kickoff at Cooper Field is set for 2 p.m. Last season, GU defeated the Lions, 24-16, in New York.