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Punter Justin Foley named NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week

First year Justin Foley is the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week! (File Photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 

LEWISTON, Maine -- First-year punter Justin Foley earned NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance in the Bobcats' 10-9 win over Colby on Saturday.

Foley (Lynnfield, Mass.) turned in his best performance of the year for Bates. His nine punts averaged 38.3 yards, with seven of them pinning Colby inside the 20-yard line. Two of Foley's landed inside the 5 and another pinned Colby at the 3 after a penalty. His long punt of the game went 52 yards and bounced out of bounds at the Mules' 11.

"If you look at how he changed field position for us numerous times, that is just a phenomenal effort," head coach Mark Harriman said after the game. "He's handled kickoffs and punts from day one for us and is doing great job."

Former Bates punter David Kurey '15 was Bates' last NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week, for the final week of the 2014 season.

NESCAC Football Weekly Release #6