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BETHANY'S BLUMER GAINS PAC SPECIAL TEAMS AWARD

Sept. 18 - WEXFORD, Pa. – The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) selected Bethany College junior kicker/QB Matt Blumer (Sarasota, Fla./Cardinal Mooney) as its Special Teams Player of the Week for Sept. 17.

Blumer, who’s in his first year as the Bison kicker, earned the honor after he scored 18 total points in Bethany’s 66-7 victory over Saint Vincent (Pa.) College Saturday, which improved the Bison to 2-0 for the first time since 2001. He was a perfect 9-for-9 on extra point attempts and also drilled a 31-yard field goal, the longest kick made by a Bison since Clayton Williams booted a 35-yarder against Waynesburg in 2004.

In addition, Blumer, who is also the team’s back-up quarterback, completed 2-of-4 passes for 43 yards and ran twice for 20 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Overall, Bethany set single-game school records for total yards (739) and rushing yards (482), while its 66 points were the most since BC recorded a 73-6 triumph over D.C. Teachers College in 1969.

“We are really proud of Matt for handling his role,” said Bison head coach Tim Weaver. “He’s done a great job, works hard in practice and takes pride in it. We now have the confidence that if we need to make a big kick at the end of a game, he can make it.”

A psychology major, Matt is the son of David and Deborah Blumer of Sarasota, Fla.