Quarterback Ben Lehman (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward Central Catholic) became the second Crusader in three weeks to receive a Pioneer Football League (PFL) Player of the Week award as the senior was recognized for his 26-for-33 afternoon on Saturday. Lehman racked up 284 yards through the air, fired two touchdown passes, and recorded a season-high 78.8% completion percentage in Valpo's 27-13 victory over Davidson.
The honor comes two weeks after John Guilford (Spencer, Ohio/Black River) earned a PFL Defensive Player of the Week nod following his three-sack performance in Valpo's 17-3 defeat of in-state rival Butler.
With Citadel taking two sacks in the fourth quarter of its game Saturday versus VMI, Valparaiso finished 2014 as the team with the fewest sacks allowed per game in Division I FCS (0.42). Another top national honor went to freshman Jarrett Morgan (Cooper City, Fla./Cooper City), who accumulated the most return yards on kickoffs (34.9).
Lehman concluded his career with the Brown and Gold Saturday having thrown for 2,827 yards and 18 touchdowns on 264 completions. Coupled with 221 career rushing yards, Lehman amassed over 3,000 yards of total offense.