Nebraska Wesleyan University junior kicker Zach Egger has been named the NAIA National Special Teams Player-of-the-Week. He was also named the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Player-of-the-Week.
Egger (Wood River, Neb.) tied a school record on Saturday when he was 4-5 on field goals in the Prairie Wolves 38-23 victory over #19 Dakota Wesleyan University. Egger scored the first 12 points of the contest for NWU, including a 48-yard field goal to open the scoring.
He also converted field goals from 33, 42 and 26 yards and made a pair of PAT’s in the win. The only missed field goal was an attempt from 47 yards.
Egger ties the school record for four field goals in a game that was set by Lee Jameson in 1989 when he made four field goals in the NAIA playoff win over Chadron State.
The junior placekicker from Wood River now has 17 career field goals at NWU to move up to third place on the all-time charts. He currently leads the entire country with five made field goals on the season.
Nebraska Wesleyan (1-1) will travel to Orange City, Iowa this Saturday (Sept. 19) to take on Northwestern College. The Prairie Wolves will try to snap a nine-game losing streak to the Red Raiders.