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Popper Earns PFL's Special Teams Honor
John Popper is this week's PFL Special Teams Player of the Week.
John Popper is this week's PFL Special Teams Player of the Week.

Monday, October 08, 2007

            Valparaiso University’s John Popper (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Special Teams Player of the Week following the Crusaders’ game Saturday against San Diego.

            The sophomore’s 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at the end of the first quarter put Valpo in front 17-14.  He finished the day with seven kickoff returns for 213 yards (30.4 ypr).

            Popper also rushed nine times for 75 yards, including a touchdown to finish the day with 288 all-purpose yards as the Crusaders battled the number one Toreros to the very end before falling 41-27.