MItchell Bowl champs Underdahl and DiFonte named U Sports players of the week

MItchell Bowl champs Underdahl and DiFonte named U Sports players of the week

U Sports Communications

TORONTO – Calgary Dinos quarterback Jimmy Underdahl, Laval kicker Adam Auclair, and Dinos kicker Niko DiFonte are the U Sports football players of the week for the period ending Nov. 20, 2016. 

Underdahl, a fifth-year business student from Calgary, Alta., returned from an injury suffered Oct. 14 in the second half of the Mitchell Bowl for the Dinos, finishing the game 11-for-16, for a total of 217 yards and two touchdowns. He led Calgary to 32 second half points as they defeated the AUS finalist StFX X-Men, 50-24. Underdahl’s performance earned him the Mitchell Bowl MVP in his home finale at McMahon Stadium. 

Receivers Brentyn Hall of Laurier, Dejuan Martin of StFX, and Félix Faubert-Lussier of Laval were also nominated for the honour. 

Auclair, a first-year consumer scienes student from Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Que., continued to be a defensive force for the Rouge et Or. Leading the team with a total of seven tackles, five of which were solo, he would also force a fumble in the third quarter. 

Defensive backs Godfrey Onyeka from Laurier, Hayden Peters of StFX, and Hunter Turnbull of Calgary were others nominated for the award. 

DiFonte, a first-year arts student from Winnipeg, Man., went three-for-three from field goal range, his longest from 41-yards out, scoring 16 of Calgary’s 50 points. He also kicked  for a total 383 yards, averaging 63.8 yards per kick. 

StFX kicker Jonathan Heidebrecht, Laurier defensive back Godfrey Onyeka, and kicker Félix Faubert-Lussier of Laval were the other nominees for the award.


Offensive nominees:

AUS: Dejuan Martin, receiver, StFX

RSEQ: Félix Faubert-Lussier, receiver, Laval

OUA: Brentyn Hall, receiver, Laurier

CWUAA: Jimmy Underdahl, Calgary (recipient)


Defensive nominees:

AUS: Hayden Peters, defensive back, StFX

RSEQ: Adam Auclair, defensive back, Laval (recipient)

OUA: Godfrey Onyeka, defensive back, Laurier

CWUAA: Hunter Turnbull, defensive back, Calgary


Special teams nominees:

AUS: Jonathan Heidebrecht, kicker, StFX

RSEQ: Félix Faubert-Lussier, kicker, Laval

OUA: Godfrey Onyeka, defensive back, Laurier

CWUAA: Niko DiFonte, kicker, Calgary (recipient)


WEEK 14 SCHEDULE (all times local) 

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November 26 (Vanier Cup Game) 

13:00   52nd ArcelorMittal Dofasco U Sports Vanier Cup : No. 1 Laval (10-1) vs. No. 6 Calgary (9-2) (Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360, TVA Sports, SN Now,