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Monday, September 10, 2007

Two in a Row: Vanover Special Teams POW

For the second time in as many weeks, a Charger has won the GLIAC football Special Teams Player of the Week.

Hillsdale College Release:

Matt Vanover named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week
September 10, 2007 - Hillsdale College senior Matt Vanover was named GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week Monday news story imagemorning. It marks the second time in Vanover's career he has earned the honor, and the second week in a row that honor has gone to a Charger player.

Vanover, a four-year starter at punter for Hillsdale, played a crucial part in the Chargers' thrilling 42-41 win over Northern Michigan University Saturday in Marquette. Vanover punted the ball four times for an incredible average of 50 yards per punt. His longest punt of the day was 61 yards, the second-longest boot in the conference this season. His punts helped keep field position in Hillsdale's advantage on a day when the two offenses combined to score 83 points.

Vanover currently leads the GLIAC with a season punting average of 49.6 yards. Vanover previously won the Special Teams Player of the Week honor on Oct. 23, 2005 after a strong game against Tiffin University. Kicker Mark Petro won the Special Teams Player of the Week award last week for Hillsdale.

Vanover is a native of Adrian, Michigan, and graduated from Adrian High School in 2004.

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